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Children's literature

Author: M O Grenby
Publisher: Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press, ©2008.
Series: Edinburgh critical guides to literature.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
This critical guide provides a concise yet comprehensive history of British and North American children's literature from its seventeenth-century origins to the present day. Each chapter focuses on one of the main genres of children's literature: fables, fantasy, adventure stories, moral tales, family stories, the school story, and poetry. The author shows how these forms have evolved over three hundred years as  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Grenby, M.O. (Matthew Orville), 1970-
Children's literature.
Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press, ©2008
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: M O Grenby
ISBN: 9780748629848 074862984X 1281357545 9781281357540
OCLC Number: 232570531
Description: 1 online resource (xxii, 232 pages)
Contents: 1. Fables --
2. Poetry --
3. Moral and Instructive Tales --
4. The School Story --
5. The Family Story --
6. Fantasy --
7. The Adventure Story.
Series Title: Edinburgh critical guides to literature.
Responsibility: M.O. Grenby.


The first concise guide to children's literature for a decade providing extensive coverage across genres, continents and from the beginnings of the form to Harry Potter and Philip Pullman.  Read more...


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[Grenby] has devised a cunning circuit of discussion which aims to shed light on his subject through seven genres: fables, poetry, moral and instructive tales, the school story, the family story, Read more...

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