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A critical history of children's literature : a survey of children's books in English. Prepared in four parts / by Cornelia Meigs [and others] Decorations by Vera Bock.

Rev. ed.. [New York] : Macmillan, [1969] .
ISBN 0025839004, 9780025839007

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Subjects Children -- Books and reading -- English-speaking countries.
Children -- Books and reading.
Children's literature -- History and criticism.
Children's literature.
Enfants -- Livres et lecture.
English-speaking countries.
LitteĢrature pour la jeunesse -- Histoire.
Description xxviii, 708 pages ; 24 cm
Copyright Date [1969]
Notes Includes bibliographical references.
Contents PART FOUR: GOLDEN YEARS AND TIME OF TUMULT: 1920-1967 / by Ruth Hill Viguers: Childhood golden era and after: an introductory survey -- Treasure from the past: folklore retold and newly recorded, hero tales, The Bible, Introductions to great literature -- Worlds without boundaries: literary fairy tales an fantasy -- Quests, survival, and the romance of history: adventure tales and historical fiction -- Adventures in the New World: American historical and period stories -- Backgrounds of understanding: history, geography, travel -- One world in children's books: storiies of other lands and people -- Experiences to share: modern realistic stories, family stories, social trends -- Companions on the road: biogrraphy -- The world around us: books of facts and information -- The artist as storyteller: picture books -- Poetry -- Looking ahead,
PART ONE: ROOTS IN THE PAST: UP TO 1840 / by Cornelia Meigs: The deepest roots: folklore, the original inheritance -- The quickening life: Medieval tales: morality and mystery plays -- The multiplying leaves: the printed word: Caxton, Aesop, Malory -- "The compass of the world" : Hakluyt's Voyages, Plutarch's Lives, Foxe -- Three tales of travel: Pilgrim's Progress, Robinson Crusoe, Gulliver's Travels -- The Bible and the Sun: influence of Locke; John Newbery's contribution -- The little female academy: Sarah Fielding, Sarah Trimmer, Hannah More, Mary Wollstonecraft, and others -- Launching a century: Mary Sherwood; Fables; Charles and Mary Lamb -- Rousseau and his companions: new influences, Thomas Day, Maria Edgworth, Walter Scott -- Distinguished foreigners: Gesta Romanorum, Comenius, Perrault, The Arabian Nights -- The New England Primer : spiritual literature in early America -- Printer's ink: Isaiah Thomas, Hugh Gaine -- Two indefatigable Americans: Samuel Goodrich, Jacob Abbott -- "Some excellent verses for the education of youth."
PART THREE: A RIGHTFUL HERITAGE: 1890-1920 / by Elizabeth Nesbitt: A new era: Howard Pyle -- A rightful heritage: Folklore. classic myths, fairy books -- A new impulse in romance: Robert Louis Stevenson -- The great originator: Rudyard Kipling -- Classics in miniature: Beatrix Potter -- A landmark in fantasy: The Wind in the Willows -- Extensions of reality: Old Mother West Wind series, David Blaize and the Blue Door, Wonderful Adventures of Nils, Peter Pan, A Little Boy Lost -- Romance and actuality: Eliza Orne White, Laura Richards, Ralph Henry Barbour, Lucy Finch Perkins, Hamlin Garland -- Events and people: History and biography -- The march of the picture books: Gelett Burgess, E.Boyd Smith, Boutet de Mouvel, H. Willebeck Le Mair, Leslie Brooke -- Poets of childhood -- Major steps foreward: Children's rooms established in public libraries, professional education for children's libraries, literary criticismof children's books recognized in press .
PART TWO: WIDENING HORIZONS: 1840-1890 / by Anne Thaxter Eaton: The Victorian family / Charlotte Mary Yonge -- A scientist, a reaiist, and a purveyer of magic: Mrs. Gatty, Mrs. Ewing, Mrs. Molesworth -- A broader field: Castle Blair, Hans Brinker, Heidi, Tom Brown's School Days, Westward Ho!, The Water-Rabbit -- The return of the fairy tale: The Brothers Grimm, Hans Christian Andersen, Charles Dickens, William Thackeray -- The gift of pure nonsense and pure imagination: Lewis Carroll, Edward Lear, George Macdonald, Dinah Mulock, Oscar Wilde -- The American family: Elsie Dinsmore, Lady Prudy, Five Little Peppers, Little Women -- The field of adventure in England and America: Frederick Marryat, George Henty, Robert Lewis Stevenson, Oliver Optic, Richard H. Dana, Jules Verne -- Illustrators who were more than illustrators: George Cruikshank, John Tenniel, Walter Crane, Randolph Caldecott, Kate Greenaway -- New horizons: The Bodleys, Zigzag Journeys, Boy Travellers, Little Lord Fauntleroy, Tom Sawyer, Toby Tyler, Tales of a Grandfather -- Magazines for children in the Nineteenth Century: The Children's Friend, Aunt Judy's Magazine and others in England: St. Nicholas, Youth's Companion and others in America -- Poetry for children in the Nineteenth Century.
Genre Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Network Numbers (OCoLC)28156
WorldCat Search OCLC WorldCat
WorldCat Identities Meigs, Cornelia, 1884-1973,
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