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The Resource Children's literature : a reader's history, from Aesop to Harry Potter, Seth Lerer

Children's literature : a reader's history, from Aesop to Harry Potter, Seth Lerer

Label
Children's literature : a reader's history, from Aesop to Harry Potter
Title
Children's literature
Title remainder
a reader's history, from Aesop to Harry Potter
Statement of responsibility
Seth Lerer
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
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. Seth Lerer here 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, Lerer also looks at the changing environments of family life and human growth, schooling and scholarship, and publishing and politics in which children found themselves changed by the books they read. This ambitious work appraises a broad trajectory of influences--including Shakespeare's plays, John Locke's theories of education, Darwin's On the Origin of Species, and the Puritan tradition--which have each shaped children's literature through the ages as well.--From publisher description
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1955-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Lerer, Seth
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PN1009.A1
LC item number
L44 2008
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
Children's literature
Label
Children's literature : a reader's history, from Aesop to Harry Potter, Seth Lerer
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 337-375) and index
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 -- Children's literature and the history of the book
Control code
176980408
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
ix, 385 p.
Isbn
9780226473000
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2007046708
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)176980408
Label
Children's literature : a reader's history, from Aesop to Harry Potter, Seth Lerer
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 337-375) and index
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 -- Children's literature and the history of the book
Control code
176980408
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
ix, 385 p.
Isbn
9780226473000
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2007046708
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)176980408

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