Children's Fiction 1900–1950

Author: John Cooper

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0429807538

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 228

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First published in 1998, this volume explores how the genre of school stories had become firmly established by the turn of the twentieth century, having been built on the foundations laid by writers such as Thomas Hughes and F.W. Farrar. Stories for girls were also taking on a more exciting complexion, inspired by the ‘Katy’ books of Susan Coolidge. The first five decades of the twentieth century saw further developments in children’s fiction. In this comprehensive volume, John and Jonathan Cooper examine each decade in turn, with alphabetically arranged entries on popular children’s writers that published works in English during that period. 206 different authors are covered, many from the United States and Canada. Each entry provides information on the author’s pseudonyms, date of birth, nationality, titles of works, place and date of publication and the publisher’s name. The artist responsible for a book’s illustrations is also identified where possible. With over 200 illustrations of cover designs and dustwrappers, many of which are now rare and have never before been published, this book will delight collectors, dealers, scholars, librarians, parents and all those who simply enjoy reading children’s fiction.
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The Oxford Companion to Children's Literature

Author: Daniel Hahn

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191057266

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 704

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The last thirty years have witnessed one of the most fertile periods in the history of children's books: the flowering of imaginative illustration and writing, the Harry Potter phenomenon, the rise of young adult and crossover fiction, and books that tackle extraordinarily difficult subjects. The Oxford Companion to Children's Literature provides an indispensable and fascinating reference guide to the world of children's literature. Its 3,500 entries cover every genre from fairy tales to chapbooks; school stories to science fiction; comics to children's hymns. Originally published in 1983, the Companion has been comprehensively revised and updated by Daniel Hahn. Over 900 new entries bring the book right up to date. A whole generation of new authors and illustrators are showcased, with books like Dogger, The Hunger Games, and Twilight making their first appearance. There are articles on developments such as manga, fan fiction, and non-print publishing, and there is additional information on prizes and prizewinners. This accessible A to Z is the first place to look for information about the authors, illustrators, printers, publishers, educationalists, and others who have influenced the development of children's literature, as well as the stories and characters at their centre. Written both to entertain and to instruct, the highly acclaimed Oxford Companion to Children's Literature is a reference work that no one interested in the world of children's books should be without.
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Children at War

Author: Kate Agnew,Geoff Fox

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1847141048

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 224

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This book provides a critical appraisal of the treatment of war in children's reading during the 20th century, covering World War I, World War II and subsequent wars, including Vietnam, the Gulf War and the war in the Balkans.
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British Children's Fiction in the Second World War

Author: Owen Dudley Edwards

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 074862872X

Category: History

Page: 752

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What children read in the Second World War had an immense effect on how they came of age as they faced the new world. This time was unique for British children--parental controls were often relaxed if not absent, and the radio and reading assumed greater significance for most children than they had in the more structured past or were to do in the more crowded future. Owen Dudley Edwards discusses reading, children's radio, comics, films and book-related play-activity in relation to value systems, the child's perspective versus the adult's perspective, the development of sophistication, retention and loss of pre-war attitudes and their post-war fate. British literature is placed in a wider context through a consideration of what British writing reached the USA, and vice versa, and also through an exploration of wartime Europe as it was shown to British children. Questions of leadership, authority, individualism, community, conformity, urban-rural division, ageism, class, race, and gender awareness are explored. In this incredibly broad-ranging book, covering over 100 writers, Owen Dudley Edwards looks at the literary inheritance when the war broke out and asks whether children's literary diet was altered in the war temporarily or permanently. Concerned with the effects of the war as a whole on what children could read during the war and what they made of it, he reveals the implications of this for the world they would come to inhabit.
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Sequels

incorporating Aldred & Parker's 'Sequel stories'

Author: Thomas Alfred

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: American fiction

Page: 189

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Stock List of Junior Fiction for Libraries

All the Books in this List Were Available from the Publishers at the Time of Going to Press and May be Obtained from the Woolston Book Co., Ltd., Gamble Street, Nottingham

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Children's literature, English

Page: 162

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