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The narrator's voice : the dilemma of children's fiction

Author: Barbara Wall
Publisher: Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire : Macmillan, 1991.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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In this book the author examines the question of whether childrens' books have really been written for children. She presents a test for determining the answer - whom is the narrator addressing? She  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Wall, Barbara, 1926-
Narrator's voice.
Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire : Macmillan, 1991
(OCoLC)682229833
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Barbara Wall
ISBN: 0333521277 9780333521274
OCLC Number: 26012734
Description: ix, 292 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Part 1 Adult writers, children readers; talking to children; problems of audience. Part 2 Talking to children in the presence of adults: putting adults first; male voices; female voices. Part 3 Sharing with children: hand-in-hand - a partnership; the voice of the ironist; the approach of modernity. Part 4 A literature of their own: the 20th century voice; putting children first. Part 5 Talking to children in the presence of critics: the fashioning of a reader; "Valid for both"; the child-centred novel; as children see it; talking together, playing together; the case of Lilli Stubeck.
Responsibility: Barbara Wall.

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