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.).
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