Children's literature : a reader's history, from Aesop to Harry Potter (Audiobook on CD, 2009) [WorldCat.org]
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Children's literature : a reader's history, from Aesop to Harry Potter

Author: Seth Lerer
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Recording for the Blind & Dyslexic, 2009.
Edition/Format:   Audiobook on CD : CD audio : English
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[This book] charts the makings of the Western literary imagination from Aesop's fables to Mother Goose, from Alice's Adventures in Wonderland to Peter Pan, from Where the Wild Things Are to Harry Potter. [The author] explores the iconic books, ancient and contemporary alike, that have forged a lifelong love of literature in young readers during their formative years. Along the way, [he] also looks at the changing  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Material Type: Audio book, etc., Internet resource
Document Type: Sound Recording, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Seth Lerer
OCLC Number: 312761417
Notes: Originally published: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, ©2008.
Awards: Winner of National Book Critics Circle Awards 2008
Description: 1 audio disc ; 4 3/4 in.
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 --
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Responsibility: Seth Lerer.
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Ever since children have learned to read, there has been children's literature. This book charts the makings of the Western literary imagination from Aesop's fables to Mother Goose, from Alice's  Read more...

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