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Children's Literature (Edinburgh Critical Guides to Literature)

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This critical guide provides a concise yet comprehensive history of British andNorth American children's literature from its seventeenth-century origins to the present day.Each chapter focuses on one of the main genres of children's literature: fables, fantasy, adventure stories, moral tales, family stories, the school story, and poetry. M. O. Grenby shows how these forms ...more
Paperback, 232 pages
Published August 1st 2008 by Edinburgh University Press (first published 2008)
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Call it a 3.5. Grenby provides a useful and critical, if not in-depth, summary of some of the major subgenres of children's literature. Each chapter is devoted to a different subgenre: fables, poetry, moral and instructive tales, the school story, the family story, fantasy, and the adventure story. There's not really much room to go into any one work in great detail, but he grants a good impression of each section and points to the potential overlaps. There are digressions, but they're almost al ...more
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Matthew Orville Grenby - Reader in Children's Literature at Newcastle University.
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