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Children's Literature: An Illustrated History Hardcover – October 19, 1995

ISBN-13: 978-0192123206 ISBN-10: 0192123203 Edition: First Edition

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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 416 pages
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press; First Edition edition (October 19, 1995)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0192123203
  • ISBN-13: 978-0192123206
  • Product Dimensions: 9.7 x 7.6 x 1.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.4 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #253,471 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews Review

This comprehensive volume traces the history of children's books in most of the English-speaking world: from the very first books to the present day. Books, authors, illustrators, publishers -- and children -- are discussed within their wider social, political, and economic environments. A fascinating and study for anyone interested in children's literature specifically, or history generally. Includes more than 200 black and white and color illustrations.

From Publishers Weekly

For adult readers, Oxford's Children's Literature: An Illustrated History, edited by Peter Hunt, traces books for youngsters from the 16th century to the present in such comprehensive chapters as "Morality and Levity (1780-1820)" and "Internationalism, Fantasy, and Realism (1945-1970)." Photos and art reproductions, a chronology and sources for further reading complete this attractive opus ($39.95, ISBN 0-19-212320-3 Sept.).
Copyright 1995 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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By C. Noimann on September 20, 2013
Format: Hardcover
Such a fantastic, comprehensive, beautifully designed, brilliantly written book. Why, oh why is it out of print! I would assign it to my students every semester if it was available. No other book does a better job introducing students to the rich and fascinating evolution of this genre. It should be brought back in soft cover.
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