ERIC Number: ED068970
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971
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A History of Australian Children's Literature, 1941-1970.
Saxby, H. M.
This book is a systematic examination of the range of fiction available to Australian children from 1941 to 1970. The author not only provides a guide for parents, teachers, librarians, and students who are discovering that there is a considerable body of Australian fiction for children, but he also outlines possible trends and patterns that are likely to occur. The first chapter discusses the social, educational, and literary background of this period, and subsequent chapters discuss five categories of children's stories--adventure, family stories, fantasy, bird and beast, and aborigines and race relations. The author concludes that an increasing number of Australian Children's books which meet contemporary needs and interests of children are being written. Two supplementary chapters by Marjorie Cotton, "Books for the Very Young Child" and "In-Between Books," a chronological bibliography, and an index are included. (See related document CS 200 221.) (DI)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Australian Literature, Books, Childrens Literature, Didacticism, Fiction, Literary Genres, Literary History, Literature Appreciation, Reading Interests, Recreational Reading, Thematic Approach, Twentieth Century Literature
Wentworth Books Pty. Ltd., 48 Cooper Street, Surry Hills, Sydney, 2010 Australia ($10 Australian, $12.20 American)
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