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ERIC Number: ED058230
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971
Pages: 216
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A Sense of Story: Essays on Contemporary Writers for Children.
Townsend, John Rowe
This is an introduction to the work of 19 contemporary English-language writers for children. It consists of critical essays on the works of Joan Aiken, L. M. Boston, H. F. Brinsmead, John Christopher, Helen Cresswell, Meindert DeJong, Eleanor Estes, Paula Fox, Leon Garfield, Alan Garner, Madeleine L'Engle, William Mayne, Andre Norton, Scott O'Dell, Philippa Pearce, K. M.Peyton, Ivan Southall, Rosemary Sutcliff, and Patricia Wrightson. Individual essays on each author consider his work in literary terms, and children's literature is assessed as a part of the whole universe of literature. The book includes brief biographic details about the writers, notes on themselves by the authors, and lists of the authors' books. American, Australian, and British authors are represented. Criteria for judging childrens' literature are given. (MC)
J. B. Lippincott Company, E. Washington Square, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19105 ($6.50)
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