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Author Cullingford, Cedric.

Title Children's literature and its effects : the formative years / Cedric Cullingford.

Published London ; Washington : Cassell, 1998.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Giblin Eunson  028.55 CULL    AVAILABLE
Physical description xi, 218 pages ; 23 cm.
Series Children, teachers, and learning.
Children, teachers, and learning.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Foreword / Christine Jarvis -- 1. A Secret World? Children's Response to Literature -- 2. Reflections of Real Life: The Ethos of Schools -- 3. Deliberate Appeals: For Children or to Children? The Case of Herbert Strang -- 4. Formative Years. The Novels of Percy F. Westerman -- 5. The Perfect World of Enid Blyton -- 6. Sense and Sensuality: From Angela Brazil to Point Romance -- 7. Political Correctness and the Subversive: Judy Blume and the Baby-Sitters Club -- 8. The Exuberant Incorrectness of Roald Dahl -- 9. The Attractions of Escape: Comics -- 10. Preparation for the Adult World? From Point Horror to Stephen King -- 11. Developing Children's Tastes in Literature -- 12. Conclusion.
Summary "This book concentrates on particular authors who are typical of their time, as well as on some of the prevailing themes. Enid Blyton, for example, is often vilified, yet children continue to read her - this book tries to explain why. The idea behind the book has been to select material which genuinely appeals to children. In doing so, the author explores popular writers and themes, and explains what it is in them that appeals to children, and the possible effects on attitudes."--BOOK JACKET. "Children's Literature and its Effects is a study of popular children's literature, which will be of use to teachers and parents alike in understanding children's responses to books."--BOOK JACKET.
Subject Children -- Books and reading -- United States.
Children's stories, English -- History and criticism.
Popular literature -- United States -- History and criticism.
ISBN 0304700924 (hardback)
0304700932 (paperback)