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A century of Welsh myth in children's literature

Author: Donna R White
Publisher: Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 1998.
Series: Contributions to the study of science fiction and fantasy.
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Myth, legend, and folklore have been entrenched in children's literature for several centuries and continue to be popular. Some of the most ancient traditional tales still extant come from the Celtic cultures of France and the British Isles, whose languages are among the oldest in Europe. Among these tales are four native Welsh legends collectively known as the Mabinogi, which were first translated into English in  Read more...
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White, Donna R., 1955-
Century of Welsh myth in children's literature.
Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 1998
(DLC) 97039598
(OCoLC)37546879
Named Person: Sidney Lanier; Kenneth Morris; Alan Garner; Lloyd Alexander
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Donna R White
ISBN: 9780313069291 0313069298
OCLC Number: 502425335
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (x, 162 pages).
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: Acknowledgements; Introduction; Chapter 1: Sidney Lanier and The Boy's Mabinogion; Chapter 2: Retellings of the Mabinogi, 1896-1988; Chapter 3: Kenneth Morris's Book of the Three Dragons; Chapter 4: Alan Garner's The Owl Service; Chapter 5: Lloyd Alexander's Chronicles of Prydain; Chapter 6: The Mabinogi in Fiction, 1970-1992; Conclusion; Works Cited; Index.
Series Title: Contributions to the study of science fiction and fantasy.
Responsibility: Donna R. White.

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This work examines how authors of children's fantasy literature from the 19th century to the present have adapted Welsh myth to meet the perceived needs of their young audience. It focuses  Read more...

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