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The Resource Children's Literature

Children's Literature

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Children's Literature
Title
Children's Literature
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Subject
Summary
Ever since children have learned to read, there has been children's literature. Children's Literature 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 only single-volume work to capture the rich and diverse history of children's literature in its full panorama, this extraordinary book reveals why J. R. R. Tolkien, Dr. Seuss, Laura Ingalls Wilder, Beatrix Potter, and many others, despite their divergent styles and subject matter, have all resonated with generations of readers. Children's Literature is an exhilarating quest across centuries, continents, and genres to discover how, and why, we first fall in love with the written word. "Lerer has accomplished something magical. Unlike the many handbooks to children's literature that synopsize, evaluate, or otherwise guide adults in the selection of materials for children, this work presents a true critical history of the genre. . . . Scholarly, erudite, and all but exhaustive, it is also entertaining and accessible. Lerer takes his subject seriously without making it dull."—Library Journal (starred review) "Lerer's history reminds us of the wealth of literature written during the past 2,600 years. . . . With his vast and multidimensional knowledge of literature, he underscores the vital role it plays in forming a child's imagination. We are made, he suggests, by the books we read."—San Francisco Chronicle "There are dazzling chapters on John Locke and Empire, and nonsense, and Darwin, but Lerer's most interesting chapter focuses on girls' fiction. . . . A brilliant series of readings."—Diane Purkiss, Times Literary Supplement
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Lerer, Seth
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Literary Criticism
  • Nonfiction
  • History
Label
Children's Literature
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Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:39bfb443-bb7e-4d7d-abe1-d1698043d3af
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780226473024
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
Children's Literature
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:39bfb443-bb7e-4d7d-abe1-d1698043d3af
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780226473024
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

Library Locations

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