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Butts, Dennis 1932-

Overview
Works: 61 works in 191 publications in 2 languages and 4,550 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Juvenile works  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Adventure stories  Young adult works  Dictionaries  Biography  Bio-bibliography‡vDictionaries  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 1,354 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Of all types of literature, children's literature is probably the most varied, best-loved, and most subtly influential. Children's Literature: An Illustrated History traces the history of children's books in Britain, the USA, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand from the very first printed books through to the present day. It takes 'children's literature' to mean books designed for children as well as books of childhood, and so embraces everything from religious tracts to multimedia comics, from the 'classic' to the unashamedly popular
Stories and society : children's literature in its social context ( Book )
13 editions published between 1992 and 1994 in English and held by 503 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 )
23 editions published between 1989 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 472 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Allan Quatermain and his companions struggle across the remote African continent in search of hidden gold
R.L. Stevenson by Dennis Butts( Book )
18 editions published between 1966 and 1986 in English and Undetermined and held by 387 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Popular children's literature in Britain ( Book )
9 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 263 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 220 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Tre børn finder en hemmelig have og får den til at blomstre igen, samtidig sker der en forandring med børnene
Allan Quatermain by H. Rider Haggard( Book )
9 editions published between 1995 and 2004 in English and Undetermined and held by 214 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This adventure story tells of three men and their guide Umslopogaas who trek into the remote interior of Africa in search of a lost white race through unknown territories their perilous journey finally takes them to Zu-Vendis, a kingdom ruled by the beautiful twin sisters Nyleptha and Sorais
Children's literature and social change : some case studies from Barbara Hofland to Philip Pullman by Dennis Butts( Book )
4 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 144 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 110 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Good writers for young readers : critical essays by Dennis Butts( Book )
5 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 100 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The children of the New Forest by Frederick Marryat( Book )
5 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 96 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 E Nesbit( Book )
7 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 86 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 78 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An American boy goes to live with his grandfather in England where he becomes heir to a title and a fortune
Ausbruch und Abenteuer : deutsche und englische Abenteuerliteratur von Robinson bis Winnetou : Ausstellungskatalog by Kevin Carpenter( Book )
9 editions published in 1984 in German and held by 71 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 64 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 book
Living words by Dennis Butts( Book )
5 editions published between 1966 and 1969 in English and held by 62 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
From The dairyman's daughter to Worrals of the WAAF : the Religious Tract Society, Lutterworth Press and children's literature ( Book )
3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Bleak House by Charles Dickens by Dennis Butts( Book )
3 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Poems of the Second World War ( Book )
1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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English (131)
German (9)
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