Reading Series Fiction: From Arthur Ransome to Gene Kemp
This book investigates the 'series' in children's literature. The works of several well-known children's authors - UK and the US, traditional and contemporary - are analyzed, and using these examples, the book explores the special nature and appeal of series writing for children. As well as providing an historical overview of the series, the author raises important questio...more
Paperback, 240 pages
Published October 12th 2000 by Routledge
(first published August 17th 2000)
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Victor Watson, an authority on English children's books, asserts that reading series prepares children to appreciate great literature, and discusses some of the best series, including Swallows & Amazons, Greene Knowe, Antonia Forest's Marlow books, and Susan Cooper's The Dark is Rising.
Victor Watson is Assistant Director of Research at Homerton College, Cambridge, England. He has co-edited a number of books on children's literature.More about Victor Watson...