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Download Children's Literature: A Reader's History from Aesop to Harry Potter Audiobook (Unabridged)

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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (94 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Seth Lerer Narrator: Tony Craine Publisher: University Press Audiobooks Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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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. Tolkein, 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. The book is published by University of Chicago Press.

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Angela Hill | 1/19/2014

    " 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 discussed more modern literature, I do have to admit this book made me rethink some of my own opinions about children's literature. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Kara | 1/7/2014

    " I liked this book in that it brought up many memories and created new wonders about childhood and imagination. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Georgiavail | 1/5/2014

    " The introduction is compelling, and it's one of those books where you can skip around and read what's interesting to you. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 by Sheryn | 12/20/2013

    " I started to read this and turned it back into the library. It is a comprehensive scholarly review of children's literature. It is a sure way to cure insomnia, but not my cup of tea at the moment. I don't plan on picking it up again from the library. "

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