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Children's Literature - criticism and biographies From C L Hawley


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Engines of Instruction, Mischief, and Magic : Children's Literature in England from Its Beginnings to 1839

By Jackson, Mary V.

Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press,. Paperback. 304pp. From John Newbery's first publications to Romanticism and the influence of William Blake and fantasy. A detailed and scholarly over-view. Lightly rubbed to edges. Very good copy. . Paperback. 1990.

$20.47

Beacham's Sourcebooks for Teaching Young Adult Fiction: Exploring Harry  Potter
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Beacham's Sourcebooks for Teaching Young Adult Fiction: Exploring Harry Potter

By Schafer, Elizabeth D.

London: Ebury Press,. Paperback. 479pp. A lively and enthusiastic and very thorough guide to the first 3 Harry Potter books; designed to dipped in to rather than read complete. Deals with all aspects of the books including the characters, Rowling's biography, influences, publishing facts, book and online resources, magic, morality and many other areas, as well as detailed sections on each book covering an overview, synopsis, vocabulary and chapter by chapter questions, and also a detailed timeline. Detailed appendices give children's literature bibliography and human and mythical character descriptions. Notes for teachers, parents and librarians are included but the book is accessible for children reading on their own. Very clean and bright. Uncreased spine appears unread. Bumped to two corners. Very good copy. . Paperback. 2000.

$8.95

Frightening Fiction: R L Steine, Robert Westall, David Almond and Others
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Frightening Fiction: R L Steine, Robert Westall, David Almond and Others

By Reynolds, Kimberley, Geraldine Brennan and Kevin McCarron

London: Continuum,. Paperback, 134pp. Part of the 'Contemporary Classics of Children's Literature' series. Three critical extended essays with their own bibliographies (including useful websites) plus general bibliography and index. Covers the writers in the title as well as Philip Gross and Lesley Howarth. Of interest to educationalists and specialist librarians as well as academics in the field of children's literature. Clean and neat. Near fine copy. . Paperback. 2001.

$7.68