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The Oxford Companion to Children's Literature

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Now in new covers, The Oxford Companion to Children's Literature brings together all aspects of this appealing and wide-ranging subject. It's 2,000 entries range from the early romances and legends enjoyed by children (although not composed for them) to cartoons, fairy stories, comic strips, radio, and television. It includes works from Britain, the US, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand, as well as works translated into English. The plots of major works are summarized, and full and fascinating details are included about authors, illustrators, fictional characters, genres, and important aspects of children's play and learning. Remember...
* Thomas the Tank Engine
*The Eagle
*Emil and the Detectives
* William
* The Would-be-Goods
* Charlie and the Chocalate Factory
* The Secret Garden

This book is intended for parents, teachers, librarians; general readers with nostalgic interest in the literature of childhood; anyone concerned with children's educational and imaginative development.


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Hardback Editions

July 1984 : UK Hardback

Title: The Oxford Companion to Children's Literature
Author(s): Mari Prichard
ISBN: 0-19-211582-0 / 978-0-19-211582-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Oxford University Press
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Paperback Editions

February 1999 : UK Paperback

Title: Oxford Companion to Children's Literature (Oxford Companions)
Author(s): Humphrey Carpenter
ISBN: 0-19-860228-6 / 978-0-19-860228-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Oxford University Press, U.S.A.
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Kindle Editions

March 2015 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition

Title: The Oxford Companion to Children's Literature (Oxford Quick Reference)
Author(s): Daniel Hahn
Publisher: OUP Oxford
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