Touchstones: Reflections on the Best in Children's Literature

Touchstones: Reflections on the Best in Children's Literature

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Overview

Touchstones is a three-volume series containing critical essays about classic works of children's literature. Volume One devotes itself to children's novels, covering titles by Louisia May Alcott, Lloyd Alexander Frances Hodgson Burnett, Lewis Carroll, Carlo Collodi, Eleanor Estes, Louis Fitzhugh, Esther Forbes, Kenneth Grahame, Irene Hunt, Rudyard Kipling, Madeline L'Engle, C.S. Lewis, George MacDonald, A.A. Milne, L.M. Montgomery, E. Nesbit, Mary Norton, Robert C. O'Brien, Phillipa Pearce, Arthur Ransome, Johanna Spyri, Robert Louis Stevenson, J.R.R. Tolkien, Mark Twain, E.B. White, T.H. White, and Laura Ingalls Wilder. Volume Two deals with fairy tales, myths, and poetry, covering Aesop, Hans Christian Andersen, Asbjornsen and Moe, Richard Chase, Padraic Colum, the Norse myths, Walter de la Mare, the Brothers Grimm, Joel Chandler Harris, Joseph Jacobs, Andrew Lang, Edward Lear, Mother Goose, Charles Perrault, Howard Pyle, and others. Volume Three focuses on illustration and contains essays on why and how books were chosen, a list of all books in the three volumes, and predictions for future classics. Picture books covered include titles by Edward Ardizzone, L. Leslie Brooke, Virginia Lee Burton, Randolph Caldecott, Walter Crane, Wanda GD'ag, Kate Greenaway, Ezra Jack Keats, Robert Lawson, Leo Lionni, Robert McCloskey, Beatrix Potter, McCloskey Rackham, Maurice Sendak, and Dr. Seuss.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780810825642
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date: 06/28/1989
Pages: 309
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Perry Nodelman, Professor of English, University of Winnipeg, Manitoba, is a former editor of the Children's Literature Association Quarterly. He has written articles and papers on all aspects of children's literature and has published Words About Pictures: The Narrative Art of Children's Picture Books (University of Georgia Press) and The Pleasures of Children's Literature (Longman).

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