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A History Of Children's Books In 100 Books

Author: Roderick Cave & Sara Ayad.

A History Of Children's Books In 100 Books

Author: Roderick Cave & Sara Ayad.

$29.95 $9.98
Item #: D11018
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 272
Publication Date: 2017
Publisher: Firefly
ISBN: 9781770859579
With a similar approach to The History of the Book in 100 Books, print historian Roderick Cave and art historian Sara Ayad here trace the development of literature for children, from Aesop's Fables and India's Panchatantra through 17th-century Puritan primers and the tales of the Brothers Grimm, up to the phenomenon of Harry Potter. Beautifully reproduced illustrations from artists like ... More
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With a similar approach to The History of the Book in 100 Books, print historian Roderick Cave and art historian Sara Ayad here trace the development of literature for children, from Aesop's Fables and India's Panchatantra through 17th-century Puritan primers and the tales of the Brothers Grimm, up to the phenomenon of Harry Potter. Beautifully reproduced illustrations from artists like Arthur Rackham, Heinrich Hoffman, Ernest Shepard, Beatrix Potter, and Uderzo appear throughout, along with photos that explore these books as cultural artifacts and examples of design.

"As inherently fascinating as it is impressively informed and informative, [this] is an extraordinary literary study.... A uniquely thoughtful and thought-provoking read from beginning to end."—Midwest Book Review


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