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Childrens Literature Ever Since Children Have Learned To Read, There Has Been Children S Literature Children S Literature Charts The Makings Of The Western Literary Imagination From Aesop S Fables To Mother Goose, From Alice S Adventures In Wonderland To Peter Pan, From Where The Wild Things Are To Harry Potter.The Only Single Volume Work To Capture The Rich And Diverse History Of Children S Literature In Its Full Panorama, This Extraordinary Book Reveals Why J R R Tolkien, Dr Seuss, Laura Ingalls Wilder, Beatrix Potter, And Many Others, Despite Their Divergent Styles And Subject Matter, Have All Resonated With Generations Of Readers Children S Literature Is An Exhilarating Quest Across Centuries, Continents, And Genres To Discover How, And Why, We First Fall In Love With The Written Word.

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  • Hardcover
  • 396 pages
  • Childrens Literature
  • Seth Lerer
  • English
  • 23 October 2017
  • 0226473007

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  1. says:

    I chose this book for my Social History of Children s Literature class based on the first few chapters, which did a great job of exposing some of the pre 17th century roots of children s reading Even there, his rather idiosyncratic approach to children s books they are all about reading and writing duh , which reflects his background as a philologist.As we got further into the book, though, it was clear that he had has a profound ignorance of large swaths of children s literature and of chil I chose this book for my Social History of Children s Literature class based on the first few chapters, which did a great job of exposing some of the pre 17th century roots of children s reading Even there, his rather idiosyncratic approach to children s books th...


  2. says:

    A very readable book that I used in my History of Children s Literature grad class I enjoyed the historical aspect and how societal changes has affected how books are written and read today.


  3. says:

    Read it for the history Aesop 19th century if you enjoy historical background and stop there.I got excited about from the introduction and first couple of chapters As a historian and children s librarian, I found the background on older and ancient works quite interesting But once he got to the modern 20th and 21st century I disagreed with just about everything he wrote It seems that he doesn t like or enjoy anything written after 1950 Besides, not every modern book has to be literat Read it for the history Aesop 19th century if you...


  4. says:

    So, this book probably would have been much better from the start if it hadn t called itself a history of children s literature Really, it s a history of pedagogy and child development using literature as somewhat of a thread At times he some interesting things to say, and I did appreciate th...


  5. says:

    I really enjoyed and found helpful Dr Lerer s analysis of ancient literature While I found myself disagreeing with some of his assertions as he discussedmodern literature, I do have to admit this book made me rethink some of my own opinions about children s literature.


  6. says:

    Boooooorrrriiinnngggg zzzzzzzzzz


  7. says:

    The basic thesis of this book is that the history of children s writing is a history of reading of the ways, didactic and otherwise, that books shape our childhoods This works to an extent and fascinating ground is covered Use of Aesop in Ancient Greece , medieval teaching , Puritan literacy that fed secular equivalents , Victorian and Edwardian trends and finally some nods to modern developments His train of thought on how modern books continue to owe to the past and the way texts refle The basic thesis of this book is that the history of children s writing is a history of reading of the ways, didactic and otherwise, that books shape our childhoods This works to an extent and fascinating ground is covered Use of Aesop in Ancient Greece , medieval teaching , Puritan literacy that fed secular equivalents , Victorian and Edwardian trends and finally some nods to modern developments His train of thought on how modern books continue to owe to the past and the way texts reflect us is interesting and valuable but, too much of importance is missing The author is right that there isn t room for everything but important trends are missed The teenage detective genre from Nancy Drew who gets a quick passing mention to Enid Blyton May have had its day a bit Alex Rider arguably owesto Bond than Drew but it s influence was huge many women in positions of power today cite Drew as an empowering influence The tracing of the boarding school novel goes no further than the ...


  8. says:

    Being a first grade teacher, I LOVE children s books so I was excited about reading this I have to admit, though, that it took me a long time to finish it The first several chapters were not that interes...


  9. says:

    If you are interested in a philosophical discussion of paradigm shifts in children s literature from the Greco Roman era to present day, this is the book for you Lerer s work is scholarly and rich The connections he makes between ideology and children s literature are fascinating I particularly enjoyed the discussion of the influence of Darwin on the likes of Dr Suess and Dadaists theoretically, one could imagine that any creature could evolve I don t think I would use this book in a cour If you are interested in a philosophical discussion of paradigm shifts in children s literature from the Greco Roman era to present day, this is the book for you Lerer s work is scholarly and rich The connections he makes between ideology and children s literature ar...


  10. says:

    Reading Professor Lerer s overview of children s literature throughout history was an education I think of children s literature as Charlotte s Web Lerer takes us on a journey much farther back, to Aesop s Fables and The Iliad, which was foundational to children s learning in the Western tradition The real question ends up being where do children fit in history At what point did literature written specifically for children enter the canon Surprisingly, it s muchrecent then we may an Reading Professor Lerer s overview of children s literature throughout history was an education I think of children s literature as Charlotte s Web Lerer takes us on a journey much farther back, to Aesop s Fables and The Iliad, which was foundational to children s learning in the Western tradition The real question ends up being where do children fit in history At what point did literature written specifically for children enter the canon Surprisingly, it s muchrecent then we may anticipate Children s literature only became such once children were accepted as different from adults.I began a project of writing a post for each chapter I read in this book I was trying to read the key foundational books that children, through history, used as their formative texts When I got the chapter on Robinson Crusoe, Treasure Island, and so forth, I slowed down and I have not gone back and continued this project for the subsequent chapters.My current thoughts abou...

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