The Oxford Companion to Children's Literature.

Hahn, Daniel.

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An indispensable reference for anyone concerned with children’s books - librarians, teachers, collectors, students, parents, and children themselves. Authors works include those from the UK, USA, Australia, Canada , New Zealand and Ireland, as well as those whose works have been translated into English. It is clever, erudite, discriminating and unashamedly opinionated. The scope is enormous, and really, at this price, everyone should have a copy. Very highly recommended.


SKU: 9780199695140


The last thirty years have witnessed one of the most fertile periods in the history of children's books: the flowering of imaginative illustration and writing, the Harry Potter phenomenon, the rise of young adult and crossover fiction, and books that tackle extraordinarily difficult subjects. The Oxford Companion to Children's Literature provides an indispensable and fascinating reference guide to the world of children's literature. Its 3,500 entries cover every genre from fairy tales to chapbooks; school stories to science fiction; comics to children's hymns. Originally published in 1983, the Companion has been comprehensively revised and updated by Daniel Hahn. Over 900 new entries bring the book right up to date. A whole generation of new authors and illustrators are showcased, with books like Dogger, The Hunger Games, and Twilight making their first appearance. There are articles on developments such as manga, fan fiction, and non-print publishing, and there is additional information on prizes and prizewinners. This accessible A to Z is the first place to look for information about the authors, illustrators, printers, publishers, educationalists, and others who have influenced the development of children's literature, as well as the stories and characters at their centre. Written both to entertain and to instruct, the highly acclaimed Oxford Companion to Children's Literature is a reference work that no one interested in the world of children's books should be without.

Book Details

Author Hahn, Daniel.
Format HC
Publisher Oxford University Press
Imprint Oxford University Press
Number of Pages 688
Publish Date 26/03/2015
Catalogue Aug18
Catalogue book number 66