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  • Beatrix Potters Gardening Life by Marta McDowell
    Beatrix Potters 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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  • The Annotated Alice by Lewis Carroll
    The Annotated Alice (English, Paperback) Lewis Carroll, Sir John Tenniel

    Bringing together a lifetime's work on Lewis Carroll, this work looks at Carroll's puzzles and games of logic and focuses on topics ranging from Alice's influence on the Beat poet, Jack Kerouac to how mercury in hat linings turned hatters mad.

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

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

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  • The Complete Fairy Tales by Charles Perrault
    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 Water -Babies by Charles Kingsley
    The Water -Babies (English, Paperback) Charles Kingsley

    The Water-Babies is an extraordinary children's book that combines fantasy, satire, social comment, and evolutionary theory to create a fairy tale like no other. This attractive new edition reprints the original complete text and illustrations with a lively introduction and notes that reveal the full richness of Kingsley's exuberant story.

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  • A History of Children's Books in 100 Books by Roderick Cave
    A History of Children's Books in 100 Books (Hardback) Roderick Cave, Sara Ayad

    This book takes a global perspective, tracing the development of children's literature from ancient stories such as Aesop's Fables and the Indian Panchatantra, 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.

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  • Life Lessons Harry Potter Taught Me by Jill Kolongowski
    Life Lessons Harry Potter Taught Me (English, Paperback) Jill Kolongowski

    The Harry Potter novels played a significant role in the childhoods of millions of adults. This collection of literary criticism revisits the bestselling YA novels through the perspective of a grown up, examining the impact of, and lessons that can be learned from, Harry and his fellow wizards.

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  • Childhood and the Classics by Sheila Murnaghan
    Childhood and the Classics (English, Hardback) Sheila Murnaghan, Deborah H. Roberts

    The dissemination of classical material to children has long been a major form of popularization with far-reaching effects. This volume explores the reception of classical antiquity in childhood from the mid-nineteenth to the mid-twentieth centuries in Britain and the United States, focusing on myth and historical fiction in particular.

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  • The Uses of Enchantment by Bruno Bettelheim
    The Uses of Enchantment (Paperback) Bruno Bettelheim

    Wicked stepmothers and beautiful princesses ...magic forests and enchanted towers ...little pigs and big bad wolves ...Fairy tales have been an integral part of childhood for hundreds of years. But what do they really mean? This book presents an exploration of the best-known fairy stories.

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

    To this day, Beatrix Potter's tales delight children and grown-ups around the world. But few people realise how extraordinary her own story is. Respected biographer Sarah Gristwood discovers a life crisscrossed with contradictions and marked by tragedy, yet one that left a remarkable literary - and environmental - legacy.

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  • Planet Narnia by Michael Ward
    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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  • Feeling Like a Kid by Jerry Griswold
    Feeling Like a Kid (English, Hardback) Jerry Griswold

    Written by a leading scholar, prize-winning author, and frequent contributor to the Los Angeles Times, this extensively illustrated book will fascinate general readers as well as all those who study childhood and children's literature.

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  • The Oxford Companion to Children's Literature by Daniel Hahn
    The Oxford Companion to Children's Literature (English, Paperback) 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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  • Over the River and Through the Wood by Karen L. Kilcup
    Over the River and Through the Wood (English, Paperback) Karen L. Kilcup

    By turns playful, contemplative, humorous, and subversive, these poems appeal to modern sensibilities while giving scholars a revised picture of the nineteenth-century literary landscape.

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  • The Child that Books Built by Francis Spufford
    The Child that Books Built (Paperback) Francis Spufford

    Children's books - from Narnia to The Hobbit - are celebrated in this enlightened examination of the joys of childhood reading. Fairy tales and Where the Wild Things Are, The Lord of the Rings and the Narnia books, Little House on the Prairie and The Earthsea Trilogy.

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  • Understanding Children's Literature by Peter Hunt
    Understanding Children's Literature (English, Paperback) Peter Hunt

    Explores the study of children's literature through an examination of theoretical questions, and a discussion of the relevant approaches to the field. The chapters here draw on insights from disciplines ranging from cultural and literary studies to education and psychology, and include an essay on what writers for children think about their craft.

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  • Poems for Children by Ted Hughes
    Poems for Children (CD-Audio) Ted Hughes, Michael Morpurgo

    Ted Hughes' poetry for children is as rich, powerful and magical as anything he wrote. This new recording consists of a collection of the children's poems of Ted Hughes, introduced and selected by acclaimed writer Michael Morpurgo, and read by both Morpurgo and actor Juliet Stevenson.

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  • The Cambridge Companion to Children's Literature by M. O. Grenby
    The Cambridge Companion to Children's Literature (English, Paperback) M. O. Grenby

    A wide-ranging introduction to an exciting and rapidly expanding field.

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  • Modern Children's Literature by Catherine Butler
    Modern Children's Literature (English, Paperback) Catherine Butler

    The second edition of this established introductory text has been thoroughly revised, updated and expanded to reflect current issues in the field. It features new chapters by leading names on key topics such as canon formation, fantasy, and technology, and includes an essay on children's poetry by the former Children's Laureate, Michael Rosen.

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  • Children's Literature: A Very Short Introduction by Kimberley Reynolds
    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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