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Author Cave, Roderick, author.

Title A history of children's books in 100 books / Roderick Cave and Sara Ayad.

Publication Info. Richmond Hill, Ontario : Firefly Books Ltd. ; Buffalo, New York : Firefly Books (U.S.) Inc., 2017.


Location Call No. Status
 Canton Public Library - Parent Collection  J PS 028.5 CAVE    DUE 12-19-23
 Granby, Main Library - Oversize Shelving  002.09 CAVE OVERSIZE    Check Shelf
Description 272 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 29 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 264-265) and index.
Contents Introduction -- 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.
Summary 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 Book in 100 Books takes a global perspective and traces the development of the genre from ancient stories such as Aesop's Fables and the Indian Panchatantra, through the Puritan primers of the 17th century, to the fairy tales of the Brothers Grimm, to the highly collectable Ladybird books of the 20th century, and up to modern classics and bestsellers such as the Harry Potter series. Illustrations have often been key components of children's stories, visualizing fantastic scenes and making them instantly recognizable. Original artwork from iconic illustrators such as Arthur Rackham, Walter Crane and John Tenniel is beautifully reproduced throughout.
Subject Children's books -- History.
Children's literature -- History and criticism.
Children -- Books and reading -- History.
Illustrated children's books -- History.
Printing -- History.
Books and reading -- History.
HISTORY / Civilization.
LITERARY CRITICISM / Children's & Young Adult Literature.
Books and reading. (OCoLC)fst00836454
Children -- Books and reading. (OCoLC)fst00854849
Children's books. (OCoLC)fst00855720
Children's literature. (OCoLC)fst01759351
Illustrated children's books. (OCoLC)fst00967392
Printing. (OCoLC)fst01076612
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc. (OCoLC)fst01411635
History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
Added Author Ayad, Sara, author.
Added Title History of children's books in one hundred books
ISBN 9781770859579 (hardcover)
1770859578 (hardcover)
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