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|Genre/Form:||Criticism, interpretation, etc
|Material Type:||Internet resource|
|Document Type:||Book, Internet Resource|
|All Authors / Contributors:||
|ISBN:||9780226473000 0226473007 0226473015 9780226473017|
|Description:||ix, 385 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.|
|Contents:||Introduction : Toward a new history of children's literature --
Speak, child : children's literature in classical antiquity --
Ingenuity and authority : Aesop's fables and their afterlives --
Court, commerce, and cloister : the literatures of medieval childhood --
From alphabet to elegy : the Puritan impact on children's literature --
Playthings of the mind : John Locke and children's literature --
Canoes and cannibals : Robinson Crusoe and its legacies --
From islands to empires : storytelling for a boy's world --
On beyond Darwin : from Kingsley to Seuss --
Ill-tempered and queer : sense and nonsense, from Victorian to modern --
Straw into gold : fairy-tale philology --
Theaters of girlhood : domesticity, desire, and performance in female fiction --
Pan in the garden : the Edwardian turn in children's literature --
Good feeling : prizes, libraries, and the institutions of American children's literature --
Keeping things straight : style and the child --
Tap your pencil on the paper : children's literature in an ironic age --
Epilogue : Children's literature and the history of the book.
Table of Contents:
Introduction. Toward a New History of Children's Literature -- 1. Speak, Child: Children's Literature in Classical Antiquity -- 2. Ingenuity and Authority: Aesop's Fables and Their Afterlives -- 3. Court, Commerce, and Cloister: The Literatures of Medieval Childhood -- 4. From Alphabet to Elegy: The Puritan Impact on Children's Literature -- 5. Playthings of the Mind: John Locke and Children's Literature -- 6. Canoes and Cannibals: Robinson Crusoe and Its Legacies -- 7. From Islands to Empires: Storytelling for a Boy's World -- 8. On beyond Darwin: From Kingsley to Seuss -- 9. Ill-Tempered and Queer: Sense and Nonsense, from Victorian to Modern -- 10. Straw into Gold: Fairy-Tale Philology -- 11. Theaters of Girlhood: Domesticity, Desire, and Performance in Female Fiction -- 12. Pan in the Garden: The Edwardian Turn in Children's Literature -- 13. Good Feeling: Prizes, Libraries, and the Institutions of American Children's Literature -- 14. Keeping Things Straight: Style and the Child -- 15. Tap Your Pencil on the Paper: Children's Literature in an Ironic Age -- Epilogue. Children's Literature and the History of the Book.
"Lerer has accomplished something magical. Unlike the many handbooks to children's literature that synopsize, evaluate, or otherwise guide adults in the selection of materials for children, this work
- Children's literature -- History and criticism.
- Children's literature.