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Children's Literature  -  An Illustrated History, Hunt Peter    (edited by)
Author Name:    Hunt Peter (edited by)

Title:   Children's Literature - An Illustrated History

Binding:   Hard Cover

Book Condition:   Fine

Jacket Condition:   Near Fine

Edition:   First Edition

Size:   4to - over 9" - 12" tall

Publisher:   Oxford Oxford University Press 1995

ISBN Number:   0192123203 / 9780192123206

Seller ID:   008093

A Fine unmarked copy with near Fine dustjacket. A large format volume of xiv + 378 pages. The book traces the history of of children's books in Britain, the USA, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand from the very first printed books through to the present day. Written by leading experts, this survey shows that children's literature reflects how childhood has been defined, controlled, and appreciated at different times. It reveals how adults have explored questions of power, entertainment, sexuality, and equality through their writing for children. A series of chronological chapters charts the 'history' which begins in the 16th century with grammars and ABC's. We move from books of instruction through to fables and fantasies in the 18th century, from reward books and romance to school stories in the 19th, and on to comics, colour picture-books, and science fiction in the 20th century. Throughout the text, books, authors, illustrators, publishers, and children readers are discussed within their wider social, political, and economic environment. Richly illustrated throughout. **** A LARGE HEAVY VOLUME OF 1.15 KILO UNPACKED WEIGHT WHICH MAY REQUIRE ADDITIONAL SHIPPING COST ****

HISTORY OF CHILDREN'S LITERATURE, CHILDREN'S BOOK AUTHORS AND ILLUSTRATORS



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