Being the first annotated bibliography of utopian and dystopian writing for children and young adults is reason enough for this book to have a place on a shelf. Essential. Lower-division undergraduates through researchers and faculty.
Utopian and Dystopian Writing for Children will have a permanent place in my bookshelf. Very well edited, its essays are complimentary, wide ranging, thought provoking, and all in all, a very fine contribution to studies of children's fiction generally, and to studies of childrens' fantasy and science fiction more specifically.
Farah Mendlesohn, Middlesex University, Science Fiction Studies, 2003