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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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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The Private Diaries of Alison Uttley

Author of Little Grey Rabbit and Sam Pig

Author: Alison Uttley

Publisher: Remember When Pub

ISBN: N.A

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 336

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Popular children's author, Alison Uttley (Little Grey Rabbit and Sam Pig) spent over 40 years writing diaries. Professor Denis Judd, who knew Alison and has previously written her biography, reveals a different side to the writer whose husband committed suicide and whose close relationship with her son is recorded in detail. But the magic of the author rings through on every page as she writes about her daily life in Berkshire, the red-lipped 'fisherwife' near neighbour (better known as Enid Blyton!) and her tempestuous relationship with her illustrators. She also writes endearingly about the changing seasons, reflecting much of her adult writing. These beautifully written diaries have been skilfully edited by Denis Judd, one of the Trustees of her Estate and a renowned biographer in his own right. Wonderfully written with a truly nostalgic look at days long gone, this is a must-read not just for fans of the Alison Uttley work but for anyone who enjoys good writing.
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Something About the Author

Facts and Pictures About Contemporary Authors and Illustrators of Books for Young People

Author: Anne Commire

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780810300545

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 270

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Provides biographical information on the men and women who write and illustrate children's books
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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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Contemporary Authors

A Bio-Bibliographical Guide to Current Authors and Their Works53-56

Author: Frances C. Locher,Ann Evory

Publisher: Gale Cengage

ISBN: 9780810300224

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 708

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Entries contain personal and career information on contemporary authors as well as their published writings and work in progress
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Alison Uttley

The Life of a Country Child, 1884-1976: The Authorised Biography

Author: Denis Judd

Publisher: Michael Joseph

ISBN: N.A

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 295

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Whitaker's Five-year Cumulative Book-list, 1939-1943

The Complete List of All Books Published in the United Kingdom in the Years 1939, 1940, 1941, 1942, and 1943, Giving in One Alphabetical List Details as to Author, Title, Sub-title, Size, Number of Pages, Price, Date, Classification and Publisher of Every Book

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: English literature

Page: 588

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