'The longer I stay, the extra i'm confident of the significance of kid's books.' whilst Robert Bloomfield wrote this in 1817 he may have had no suggestion of the diversity of kid's books to return, nor of ways in England delusion will be their remarkable shape. during this survey of four hundred English kid's fantasies from 1850 to 2000, taking in authors from the well known Charles Kingsley, C. S. Lewis and J. ok. Rowling to the less-known Annie Keary, Edith Elias and Pete Johnson, Colin Manlove indicates simply how sturdy their books usually are as literature. He combines new interpretations of person works with factors of ways and why their personality adjustments over the years, reflecting their varied cultural settings. This booklet is meant either as a severe significant other for kid's literature classes, and as a stimulus for the overall reader and scholars in any respect degrees.

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