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The Oxford companion to children's literature

Author: Humphrey Carpenter; Mari Prichard
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1999.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : [1st pbk. ed.]View all editions and formats
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"From the familiar to the less well-known, from earliest times to the present day, and from around the world, this unique work explores the fascinating development of literature for children. It is an indispensable reference work not only for teachers librarians, and collectors, but for all parents and children." "The range of literature covered includes traditional narrative material such as legends and romances;  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Dictionaries
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Humphrey Carpenter; Mari Prichard
ISBN: 0198602286 9780198602286 0192115820 9780192115829
OCLC Number: 41387320
Description: x, 586 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Responsibility: Humphrey Carpenter and Mari Prichard.

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"From the familiar to the less well-known, from earliest times to the present day, and from around the world, this unique work explores the fascinating development of literature for children. It is an indispensable reference work not only for teachers librarians, and collectors, but for all parents and children." "The range of literature covered includes traditional narrative material such as legends and romances; fairy tales; chapbooks; genres such as school stories, adventure stories and science fiction; ABC and other learning books; children's magazines, comics, and story papers; picture books; teenage novels; and children's stories on radio, television, and film."--BOOK JACKET.
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