Rediscoveries in Children's Literature

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First Published in 1995. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

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First Published in 1995. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

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Rahn discusses ten neglected children's authors from the 1880s to the present, and shows how in the process of becoming an academic field of study, children's literature has narrowed in scope to allow only bestsellers with high profits to survive. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Table of Contents

General Editor's Preface
Acknowledgments
Preface
I Life at the Squirrel Inn: Frank Stockton's Fairy Tales 3
II Wild Models of the World: The Lure of the Toy Theater 23
III The Boy and the Wild Geese: Selma Lagerlof's Nils 39
IV Empowering the Child: Dorothy Canfield's Made-to-Order Stories 51
V American Mosaic: Florence Crannell Means 75
VI Deep Valley Revisited: The Betsy-Tacy Stories of Maud Hart Lovelace 101
VII Cat-Child: Two Cat Stories by Beverly Cleary and Ursula Moray Williams 115
VIII Beneath the Surface with Fungus the Bogeyman 129
IX A Vaccine for Future Shock: Diana Wynne Jones 145
Epilogue 177
Index 179
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