ERIC Number: ED068971
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Publication Date: 1969
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A History of Australian Children's Literature, 1841-1941.
Saxby, H. M.
This book is a systematic examination of the range of fiction available to Australian children during the first one hundred years of the nation's existence, 1841-1941. The author discusses books written either by Australians or visitors and published in Australia and books set in Australia but published overseas. He places these books within the context of prevailing social and educational conditions of various historical periods and assesses primarily those books that meet the needs and interests of children. These needs and interests are discussed within both psychological and sociological contexts. The author finds that early Australian children's books tended to be didactic, but that later books better met the defined needs and interests of children. A chronological bibliography and an index are included. (See related document CS 200 220.) (DI)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Australian Literature, Books, Childrens Literature, Didacticism, Fiction, Literary Genres, Literary History, Literature Appreciation, Nineteenth Century Literature, Reading Interests, Recreational Reading, Thematic Approach, Twentieth Century Literature
Wentworth Books Pty. Ltd., 48 Cooper Street, Surry Hills, Sydney, 2010 Australia ($8.00 Australian, $10.20 American)
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