Oxford Companion to Children's Literature by Humphrey Carpenter
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Oxford Companion to Children's Literature
By Humphrey Carpenter

Oxford Companion to Children's Literature

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Oxford Companion to Children's Literature by Humphrey Carpenter

Book Description

The indispensable reference book for anyone concerned with children's books. Over 900 biographical entries deal with authors, illustrators, printers, publishers, educationalists, and others who have influenced the development of children's literature. The range of literature covered includes traditional narrative materials such as legends as romances; fairy tales; chapbooks; genres such as school stories, adventure stories, doll stories, and science fiction; ABC and other learning books; children's magazines, comics, and story papers; picture books; teenage novels; children's hymns; and children's stories on radio television and film. Other entries include: concise plot summaries, from familiar favourites like The Secret Garden to less well-known works such as My Friend Mr Leaky by the eminent scientist J. B. S. Haldane; characters, Andy Pandy to Tiger Tim, Captain Nemo to Shere Khan and Winnie-the-Pooh; literary and historical background, Puritans and penny dreadfuls, libraries and reviewers, racism and sexism; mythical and legendary creatures, trolls, dragons, witches, giants, dwarfs, and goblins; national surveys, including the USA, Germany, France, Italy, Denmark, Iceland, Canada, Australia, and India. Written both to entertain and instruct, The Oxford Companion to Children's Literature is a reference work no one interested in the world of children's books should be without.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780198602286
ISBN-10: 0198602286
Format: Paperback
(232mm x 158mm x 30mm)
Pages: 600
Imprint: Oxford University Press
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publish Date: 25-Feb-1999
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Books By Author Humphrey Carpenter

J. R. R. Tolkien by Humphrey Carpenter J. R. R. Tolkien, Paperback (October 2016)

The original authorised biography, and the only one written by an author who actually met J.R.R. Tolkien, reissued to mark Tolkien's 125th Anniversary.

Mr Majeika and Mr Majeika and the Lost Spell Book by Humphrey Carpenter Mr Majeika and Mr Majeika and the Lost Spell Book, Paperback (January 2014)

Mr Majeika can behave just like any ordinary teacher if he wants to, but something has to be done about Hamish Bigmore, the class nuisance, and so he uses a little magic to turn him into a frog - the only problem is he can't remember the spell to turn him back.

W. H. Auden by Humphrey Carpenter W. H. Auden, Paperback (February 2010)

Summarizes Auden's ambiguity: 'Here, as so often in his life, Auden adopted a dogmatic attitude which did not reflect the full range of his opinions, and which he sometimes flatly contradicted.'

That Was Satire That Was by Humphrey Carpenter That Was Satire That Was, Paperback (March 2009)

It started with "Beyond the Fringe" at the Edinburgh Festival of 1960. Four Cambridge undergraduates had created a satirical revue, which by its iconoclastic irreverence destroyed what the author describes as 'the culture of deference' so prevalent in the preceding decade. This book focuses on this period of social and cultural change.

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Author Biography - Humphrey Carpenter

Humphrey Carpenter's books include biographies of J. R. R. Tolkien, W. H. Auden, C. S. Lewis, Ezra Pound, and Benjamin Britten. He is the author of the popular Mr Majeika series of stories for children. Mari Prichard has worked as a broadcaster and teacher, and is now a local government education officer. She and Humphrey Carpenter were married in 1973 and have two daughters.

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