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Beyond Babar : the European tradition in children's literature

Author: Sandra L Beckett; Maria Nikolajeva
Publisher: Lanham, Md. : Children's Literature Association and the Scarecrow Press, 2006.
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Beyond Babar The European Tradition in Children's Literature examines in depth eleven of the most celebrated European children's novels in substantial, critical essays written by well-known international scholars. This approach provides a comprehensive discussion of the selected works from a variety of theoretical perspectives. Each essay offers a critical introduction to the text that can serve as a point of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Beyond Babar.
Lanham, Md. : Children's Literature Association and the Scarecrow Press, 2006
(OCoLC)647568078
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Sandra L Beckett; Maria Nikolajeva
ISBN: 0810854155 9780810854154
OCLC Number: 70199868
Description: xiv, 322 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Earth hanging in infinity: Janusz Korczak's King Matt the First / Lilia Ratcheva-Stratieva --
The taming of the two: Antoine de Saint-Exupéry's Little Prince / Claire Malarte-Feldman --
A misunderstood tragedy: Astrid Lindgren's Pippi Longstocking books / Maria Nikolajeva --
Creating the eternal farewell: Tove Jansson's Moomin novels / Janina Orlov --
Blue train, red flag, rainbow world: Gianni Rodari's The Befana's toyshop / Ann Lawson Lucas --
Modernism for children? Cecil Bødker's Silas and the Black Mare / Helene Høyrup --
Michel Tournier retells the Robinson Crusoe myth: Friday and Robinson: life on Speranza Island / Sandra L. Beckett --
About a factory-made boy: Christine Nöstlinger's story about Conrad / Sabine Fuchs --
A neverending success story? Michael Ende's return trip to Fantastica / Dieter Petzold --
"We were a pair": Peter Pohl's Johnny, my friend / Roberta Seelinger Trites --
Philosophical homework of universal amazement? Jostein Gaarder's Sophie's world / Harald Bache-Wiig --
What do we translate when we translate children's literature? / Maria Nikolajeva.
Responsibility: edited by Sandra L. Beckett, Maria Nikolajeva.
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