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  • The Story of Beatrix Potter
    The Story of Beatrix Potter (English, Hardback) Sarah Gristwood

    Historian Sarah Gristwood follows Potter from her constricted Victorian childhood to the success and tragedy of the years 1901-13, when she published nearly all her major books yet was denied love by the death of her fiance. Finally, she traces the last 30 years of Potter's life, when she abandoned books to become a working farmer and pioneer of the conservation movement in the early days of the...

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  • Children's Writers' & Artists' Yearbook 2017
    Children's Writers' & Artists' Yearbook 2017 (English, Paperback)

    The annual, bestselling guide to all aspects of the media and how to write and illustrate for children and young adults. Acknowledged by the media industries and authors as the essential guide to how to get published....

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  • Planet Narnia
    Planet Narnia (English, Paperback) Michael Ward

    For over half a century, scholars have laboured to show that C. S. Lewis's famed but apparently disorganisedChronicles of Narnia have an underlying symbolic coherence, pointing to such possible unifying themes as the seven sacraments, the seven deadly sins, and the seven books of Spenser'sFaerie Queene. None of these explanations has won general acceptance and the structure of Narnia's symbolism...

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  • Critical Content Analysis of Children's and Young Adult Literature
    Critical Content Analysis of Children's and Young Adult Literature (English, Paperback) Holly Johnson

    In this book the authors describe their strategies for critically reading global and multicultural literature and the range of procedures they use for critical analyses, varying by their purpose and set of books. They also reflect on how these research strategies can inform classrooms and children as readers. Critical content analysis offers researchers a methodology for examining representations...

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  • Literary Allusion in Harry Potter
    Literary Allusion in Harry Potter (English, Paperback) Beatrice Groves

    Literary Allusion in Harry Potter: Hogwarts' Library builds on the world-wide enthusiasm for J.K. Rowling's series in order to introduce its readers to some of the great works of literature on which Rowling draws. Harry Potter's narrative techniques are rooted in the western literary tradition and its allusions provide insight into Rowling's fictional world. Each chapter of Hogwarts' Library...

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  • Children's Writers' & Artists' Yearbook 2018
    Children's Writers' & Artists' Yearbook 2018 (English, Paperback)

    'I would have been lost without the Writers' and Artists' Yearbook to guide me, and I'm delighted there is now this Children's Writers' and Artists' Yearbook. It's a wonderful resource ? it's the resource for writers.' Sally Green in her Foreword to this edition

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  • Beatrix Potter's Gardening Life
    Beatrix Potter's Gardening Life (English, Hardback) Marta McDowell

    A fascinating look at the gardens that helped inspire the settings for Beatrix Potter's stories.

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  • Children's Writers' & Artists' Yearbook 2016
    Children's Writers' & Artists' Yearbook 2016 (English, Paperback)

    Foreword by Frank Cottrell Boyce...

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  • Exploring Children's Literature
    Exploring Children's Literature (English, Paperback) Nikki Gamble

    This incredibly popular book on children's literature helps trainee teachers develop in-depth knowledge of children's literature, providing practical ideas and activities for class use, and coverage of recently published fiction.

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  • Folk And Fairy Tales
    Folk And Fairy Tales (English, Paperback) Martin Hallett

    Brings together 52 stories from a range of historical and geographic traditions. This updated fourth edition features 16 new tales, 3 entirely new groupings of tales, numerous new critical selections, and an expanded section of colour illustrations.

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  • Children's Writers' and Artists' Yearbook 2015
    Children's Writers' and Artists' Yearbook 2015 (English, Paperback)

    Foreword by Liz Pichon...

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  • The Early Reader in Children's Literature and Culture
    The Early Reader in Children's Literature and Culture (English, Hardback) Annette Wannamaker

    This is the first volume to consider the popular literary category of Early Readers ? books written and designed for children who are just beginning to read independently. It argues that Early Readers deserve more scholarly attention and careful thought because they are, for many younger readers, their first opportunity to engage with a work of literature on their own, to feel a sense of mastery...

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  • The Complete Fairy Tales
    The Complete Fairy Tales (English, Paperback) Charles Perrault

    Perrault's fairy tales in a scintillating new translation, including the less familiar verse tales and with illustrations by Gustave Dore. The introduction explores the imaginative power of the stories and the many interpretations to which they have been subject.

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  • The Big Smallness
    The Big Smallness (English, Hardback) Michelle Ann Abate

    Michelle Ann Abate is Associate Professor of Literature for Children and Young Adults at The Ohio State University, USA.

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  • The Oxford Companion to Children's Literature
    The Oxford Companion to Children's Literature (English, Hardback) Daniel Hahn

    This Companion is the first place to look for information on authors, illustrators, printers, publishers, and others involved in children's literature, and on the stories and characters at their centre. Written both to entertain and to instruct, it is a reference work that no-one interested in the world of children's books should be without

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  • Tales of Glass Town, Angria, and Gondal
    Tales of Glass Town, Angria, and Gondal (English, Paperback) Christine Alexander

    In this new edition the writings of the young Brontes - Charlotte, Emily, Anne, and Branwell - are presented together for the first time in a single volume. The fantasy worlds of Glass Town, Angria, and Gondal, experiments in romance and realism, provided a rich source for their later work and offer an insight into their developing creativity.

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  • A Little History of Literature
    A Little History of Literature (English, Paperback) John Sutherland

    A title that takes on a very big subject: the glorious span of literature from Greek myth to graphic novels, from The Canterbury Tales to Harry Potter. With masterful digressions into various themes - censorship, narrative tricks, self-publishing, taste, creativity and madness - it demonstrates the full depth and intrigue of reading.

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  • Edgar the Eagle in Do Your Best!
    Edgar the Eagle in Do Your Best! (English, Paperback) Sheila Hairston, J Cecil Anderson

    Edgar and other boy eagles in his community are excited about the upcoming Eagles Fly High Air Show. Edgar has been practicing all his flying tricks, but just days before the show, something happens that impacts his ability to compete. Find out what happens in this high-flying tale of encouragement, determination and teamwork.

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  • Walking with Beatrix Potter
    Walking with Beatrix Potter (English, Paperback) June Buckley

    Fifteen short, easy walks linked with Beatrix Potter's Lake District stories.

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  • Children's Literature: A Very Short Introduction
    Children's Literature: A Very Short Introduction (English, Paperback) Kimberley Reynolds

    In this lively discussion Kim Reynolds looks at what children's literature is, why it is interesting, how it contributes to culture, and how it is studied as literature. Providing examples from across history and various types of children's literature, she introduces the key debates, developments, and people involved.

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