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John Newbery : father of children's literature

Author: Shirley Granahan
Publisher: Edina, Minn. : ABDO Pub., ©2010.
Series: Publishing pioneers.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : Juvenile audience : EnglishView all editions and formats
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John Newbery established children's books as a distinct genre of literature. He was a newspaper and book publisher and also a merchant of medicines in England. Newbery's groundbreaking philosophy was that children should be able to read entertaining material.
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Juvenile works
Juvenile literature
Biography Juvenile literature
Named Person: John Newbery; John Newbery; John Newbery
Material Type: Biography, Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Shirley Granahan
ISBN: 9781604537642 1604537647
OCLC Number: 316829251
Notes: "Essential library"--Page 4 of cover.
Description: 112 pages : illustrations (some color), color map ; 24 cm.
Contents: Books for children --
A country boy --
Taking care of business --
Off to London --
Children's literature before Newbery --
New kinds of books --
Friends and authors --
Last years and legacy --
Honoring Newbery.
Series Title: Publishing pioneers.
Responsibility: by Shirley Granahan.

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John Newbery established children's books as a distinct genre of literature. He was a newspaper and book publisher and also a merchant of medicines in England. Newbery's groundbreaking philosophy was that children should be able to read entertaining material.

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