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Children's Literature: A Reader's History from Aesop to Harry Potter
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CHILDREN'S LITERATURE: A READER'S HISTORY FROM AESOP TO HARRY POTTER

PAPERBACK BY LERER, PROFESSOR SETH

£14.50

ISBN
9780226473017
IMPRINT
UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO PRESS
 
 
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PUBLISHER
THE UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO PRESS
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FORMAT
PAPERBACK
PAGES
396 pages
PUBLICATION DATE
01 OCT 2009

DESCRIPTION

Ever since children have learned to read, there has been children's literature. Seth Lerer here 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.