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A critical history of children's literature : a survey of children's books in English. Prepared in four parts

Author: Cornelia Meigs
Publisher: [New York] : Macmillan, [1969]
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Rev. edView all editions and formats
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Meigs, Cornelia, 1884-1973.
Critical history of children's literature.
[New York] Macmillan [1969]
(OCoLC)570319859
Online version:
Meigs, Cornelia, 1884-1973.
Critical history of children's literature.
[New York] Macmillan [1969]
(OCoLC)631912481
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Cornelia Meigs
ISBN: 0025839004 9780025839007
OCLC Number: 28156
Description: xxviii, 708 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: PART ONE: ROOTS IN THE PAST: UP TO 1840 / by Cornelia Meigs: The deepest roots: folklore, the original inheritance --
The quickening life: Medieval tales: morality and mystery plays --
The multiplying leaves: the printed word: Caxton, Aesop, Malory --
"The compass of the world" : Hakluyt's Voyages, Plutarch's Lives, Foxe --
Three tales of travel: Pilgrim's Progress, Robinson Crusoe, Gulliver's Travels --
The Bible and the Sun: influence of Locke; John Newbery's contribution --
The little female academy: Sarah Fielding, Sarah Trimmer, Hannah More, Mary Wollstonecraft, and others --
Launching a century: Mary Sherwood; Fables; Charles and Mary Lamb --
Rousseau and his companions: new influences, Thomas Day, Maria Edgworth, Walter Scott --
Distinguished foreigners: Gesta Romanorum, Comenius, Perrault, The Arabian Nights --
The New England Primer : spiritual literature in early America --
Printer's ink: Isaiah Thomas, Hugh Gaine --
Two indefatigable Americans: Samuel Goodrich, Jacob Abbott --
"Some excellent verses for the education of youth." PART TWO: WIDENING HORIZONS: 1840-1890 / by Anne Thaxter Eaton: The Victorian family / Charlotte Mary Yonge --
A scientist, a reaiist, and a purveyer of magic: Mrs. Gatty, Mrs. Ewing, Mrs. Molesworth --
A broader field: Castle Blair, Hans Brinker, Heidi, Tom Brown's School Days, Westward Ho!, The Water-Rabbit --
The return of the fairy tale: The Brothers Grimm, Hans Christian Andersen, Charles Dickens, William Thackeray --
The gift of pure nonsense and pure imagination: Lewis Carroll, Edward Lear, George Macdonald, Dinah Mulock, Oscar Wilde --
The American family: Elsie Dinsmore, Lady Prudy, Five Little Peppers, Little Women --
The field of adventure in England and America: Frederick Marryat, George Henty, Robert Lewis Stevenson, Oliver Optic, Richard H. Dana, Jules Verne --
Illustrators who were more than illustrators: George Cruikshank, John Tenniel, Walter Crane, Randolph Caldecott, Kate Greenaway --
New horizons: The Bodleys, Zigzag Journeys, Boy Travellers, Little Lord Fauntleroy, Tom Sawyer, Toby Tyler, Tales of a Grandfather --
Magazines for children in the Nineteenth Century: The Children's Friend, Aunt Judy's Magazine and others in England: St. Nicholas, Youth's Companion and others in America --
Poetry for children in the Nineteenth Century. PART THREE: A RIGHTFUL HERITAGE: 1890-1920 / by Elizabeth Nesbitt: A new era: Howard Pyle --
A rightful heritage: Folklore. classic myths, fairy books --
A new impulse in romance: Robert Louis Stevenson --
The great originator: Rudyard Kipling --
Classics in miniature: Beatrix Potter --
A landmark in fantasy: The Wind in the Willows --
Extensions of reality: Old Mother West Wind series, David Blaize and the Blue Door, Wonderful Adventures of Nils, Peter Pan, A Little Boy Lost --
Romance and actuality: Eliza Orne White, Laura Richards, Ralph Henry Barbour, Lucy Finch Perkins, Hamlin Garland --
Events and people: History and biography --
The march of the picture books: Gelett Burgess, E. Boyd Smith, Boutet de Mouvel, H. Willebeck Le Mair, Leslie Brooke --
Poets of childhood --
Major steps foreward: Children's rooms established in public libraries, professional education for children's libraries, literary criticismof children's books recognized in press. PART FOUR: GOLDEN YEARS AND TIME OF TUMULT: 1920-1967 / by Ruth Hill Viguers: Childhood golden era and after: an introductory survey --
Treasure from the past: folklore retold and newly recorded, hero tales, The Bible, Introductions to great literature --
Worlds without boundaries: literary fairy tales an fantasy --
Quests, survival, and the romance of history: adventure tales and historical fiction --
Adventures in the New World: American historical and period stories --
Backgrounds of understanding: history, geography, travel --
One world in children's books: storiies of other lands and people --
Experiences to share: modern realistic stories, family stories, social trends --
Companions on the road: biogrraphy --
The world around us: books of facts and information --
The artist as storyteller: picture books --
Poetry --
Looking ahead,
Responsibility: by Cornelia Meigs [and others] Decorations by Vera Bock.

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