A history of children's books in 100 books
While the modern children's book, intended specifically for the enjoyment of children, did not emerge until 18th-century Europe, its roots span centuries and continents: children's literature began with fables, myths and folk tales from the oral tradition. A History of the Children's...
|Main Author:||Cave, Roderick,|
|Other Authors:||Ayad, Sara,|
Richmond Hill, Ontario : Buffalo, New York :
Firefly Books Ltd. ; Firefly Books (U.S.) Inc.,
272 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 29 cm.
- First steps : oral traditions and pre-literacy
- Once upon a time, in a land far away
- Abecedarias and battledores
- The 'childe's first tutor' : the education of the young
- Small books for small people : the growth of publishing for the young
- Tales of tails : animal stories for children
- Innocence, experience and old-fashioned nonsense
- Fairies and frighteners : tempters, tearaways and cautionary tales
- Heroes in action : time-travel, detection and derring-do
- The war years and beyond
- Growing up fast : comics, TV and new media
- Records of a lost age : children's books as historical artefacts.