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Butts, Dennis 1932-

Overview
Works: 62 works in 196 publications in 2 languages and 4,522 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Juvenile works  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Adventure stories  Young adult works  Biography  Bio-bibliography‚Ä°vDictionaries  Dictionaries  Bibliography 
Roles: Author, Other, Editor, Author of introduction
Classifications: PZ7.B934, [FIC]
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Dennis Butts
Children's literature : an illustrated history by Peter Hunt( Book )

3 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 1,340 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Written by leading experts, this survey shows that children's literature reflects how childhood has been defined, controlled, and appreciated at different times. It reveals how adults have explored questions of power, entertainment, sexuality, and equality through their writing for children, and demonstrates how the borders between what is adult and what children's fiction are routinely blurred. A series of chronological chapters charts the 'history' which begins in the sixteenth century with grammars and ABCs. We move from books of instruction through to fables and fantasies in the eighteenth century, from reward books and romance to school stories in the nineteenth, and on to comics, colour picture-books, and science fiction in our own century. Throughout the text, books, authors, illustrators, publishers, and children readers are discussed within their wider social, political, and economic environment
Stories and society : children's literature in its social context( Book )

14 editions published between 1992 and 2001 in English and held by 505 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Children's literature is increasingly exposed to critical debate in England and America, not only among teachers and librarians, but also among students training to teach, a growing number of students of literature who regard children's books as part of the same tradition, and, more recently, among students of popular culture. Though there are a number of histories and surveys of children's literature, and many monographs on individual authors, some of which seek to relate their material to its social background, few works exist which discuss the contexts, ideologies and narrative structures of children's stories in a serious and detailed manner, or examine particular case histories to see how the different forces interact. This is what this collection of essays attempts to do. The topics range from Little Women to Winnie-the-Pooh and from story forms such as "The Adventure Story" to "Fantasy."
King Solomon's mines by H. Rider Haggard( Book )

22 editions published between 1989 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 466 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Een avonturier gaat aan het einde van de 19e eeuw in de binnenlanden van Afrika op zoek naar de oude diamantmijnen van koning Salomon
R.L. Stevenson by Dennis Butts( Book )

18 editions published between 1966 and 1986 in English and Undetermined and held by 382 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Popular children's literature in Britain( Book )

10 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 269 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The astonishing success of J.K. Rowling and other contemporary children's authors has demonstrated how passionately children can commit to the books they love. But this kind of devotion is not new. This timely volume takes up the challenge of assessing the complex interplay of forces that have created the popularity of children's books both today and in the past." "The essays collected here ask about the meanings and values that have been ascribed to the term 'popular'. They consider whether popularity can be imposed, or if it must always emerge from children's preferences. And they investigate how the 'Harry Potter' phenomenon fits into a repeated cycle of success and decline within the publishing industry. Whether examining eighteenth-century chapbooks, fairy tales, science schoolbooks, Victorian adventures, waif novels or school stories, these essays show how historical and publishing contexts are vital in determining which books will succeed and which will fail, which bestsellers will endure and which will fade quickly into obscurity. As they consider the fiction of Angela Brazil, Enid Blyton, Roald Dahl and J.K. Rowling, the contributors carefully analyse how authorial talent and cultural contexts combine, in often unpredictable ways, to generate - and sometimes even sustain - literary success."--Jacket
The secret garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett( Book )

12 editions published between 1987 and 2011 in English and held by 217 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ten-year-old Mary comes to live in a lonely house on the Yorkshire moors and discovers an invalid cousin and the mysteries of a locked garden
Allan Quatermain by H. Rider Haggard( Book )

10 editions published between 1995 and 2004 in English and Undetermined and held by 206 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Adventure
Children's literature and social change : some case studies from Barbara Hofland to Philip Pullman by Dennis Butts( Book )

5 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 145 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mistress of our tears : a literary and bibliographical study of Barbara Hofland by Dennis Butts( Book )

4 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 111 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Good writers for young readers : critical essays( Book )

4 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 108 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gebundelde artikelen over verschillende Engelse jeugdboekenschrijvers
Great expectations by Charles Dickens by Dennis Butts( Book )

5 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 99 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The children of the New Forest by Frederick Marryat( Book )

5 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 94 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Orphaned when their Royalist father is killed during the Civil War, the four Beverley children are taken into hiding in a cottage in the New Forest and disguised as the grandchildren of a poor forester
The railway children by Joan Collins( Book )

7 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 85 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When their father is sent away to prison, three London children move to the country where they keep busy preventing accidents on the nearby railway, making many new friends, and generally learning a good deal about themselves
Little Lord Fauntleroy by Frances Hodgson Burnett( Book )

3 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 77 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Devoted to his American mother, who has never been recognized by her aristocratic British father-in-law, Cedric Fauntleroy is summoned to England to assume the mantle of future Lord of the manor
Ausbruch und Abenteuer : deutsche und englische Abenteuerliteratur von Robinson bis Winnetou : Ausstellungskatalog by Kevin Carpenter( Book )

8 editions published in 1984 in German and held by 72 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Living words by Dennis Butts( Book )

5 editions published between 1966 and 1969 in English and held by 59 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From The dairyman's daughter to Worrals of the WAAF : the Religious Tract Society, Lutterworth Press and children's literature by Dennis Butts( Book )

4 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bleak House by Charles Dickens by Dennis Butts( Book )

4 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

How did Long John Silver lose his leg? : and twenty-six other mysteries of children's literature by Dennis Butts( Book )

3 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

How did Long John Silver Lose His Leg? is a wonderfully diverting tour through some of the best-loved classics of children's literature, addressing many of the unanswered questions that inspire intense speculation when the books are laid down. Could Bobbie's train really have stopped in time (The Railway Children)? Did Beatrix Potter have the 'flu in 1909, and did this lead to a certain darkness in her work (The Tale of Mr Tod)? Would the 'rugby football' played by Tom Brown be recognised by sportsmen today (Tom Brown's Schooldays)? Having established the cultural importance of children's books in the modern age, the authors also consider the more serious issues posed by the genre. Why are we so defensive of the idyllic worlds presented in children's books? Why have some of our best-loved authors been outed as neglectful parents to their own children? Should we ever separate the book from its creator and appreciate the works of writers convicted of crimes against children? A treat for any enthusiast of children's literature, this entertaining book provides rich detail, witty explication, and serious food for thought
Poems of the Second World War( Book )

1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Children's literature : an illustrated history
Languages
English (135)

German (8)

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Stories and society : children's literature in its social contextKing Solomon's minesPopular children's literature in BritainThe secret gardenAllan QuatermainChildren's literature and social change : some case studies from Barbara Hofland to Philip PullmanThe children of the New ForestThe railway children