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First Published in 1997. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.read more

The Littles

by John Peterson|

January 1, 1993

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Meet the Littles, a family like any other but with a few tiny differences! They live in the walls of the Bigg family house where they get everything they need, including food, furniture, and electricity. In return they make sure the house is always in good repair. But life as a Little means huge…read more

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Fairy tales revealing a deep folk wisdom about the psychological tasks of the second half of life. "A book glowing with magic and delight". -- Common Boundaryread more

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This first paperback edition of the seminal work by the Swiss scholar Max Lüthi will be welcomed by folklorists for its informative survey of the various ways in which fairytales and related genres (local legends and saints' lives) may be read. "Lüthi's lucid and intelligent book is refreshingly…read more

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Teen paperback series, routinely castigated or ignored by Young Adult librarians despite their popularity with young adults, should be considered for inclusion in collections alongside other genres. In Serious about Series, Makowksi provides distinct criteria by which these series can be judged…read more

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Myth, legend, and folklore have been entrenched in children's literature for several centuries and continue to be popular. Some of the most ancient traditional tales still extant come from the Celtic cultures of France and the British Isles, whose languages are among the oldest in Europe. Among…read more

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Explores the historical rise of the literary fairy tale as genre in the late 17th century, also the ideological relationship to domination and oppression in western society.read more

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This book of 3,708 entries is a combined, revised edition of Authors of Books for Young People, 2nd ed. and the Supplement to the 2nd ed. (Scarecrow, 1971, 1979), updated with 297 new entries. Once again the compilers give preference to authors whose biographies have proven difficult to locate.…read more

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Picture books aren't just for the very young. Innovative educators and parents have used them for years with readers of all ages and reading levels, knowing that students comprehend more from the visual-verbal connections these books offer. They are great tools for teaching visual literacy and…read more

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This volume forms the third supplement to the classic reference series begun by Mary Huse Eastman. Ireland indexes some 406 collections, conveniently arranged in a single alphabetical listing of subject, title, and selected author entries, with ample cross references. Listed in Sheehy.read more

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This creative guide to over 500 alphabet books also includes activities, games, and projects that can be used with ABC books. The main emphasis of the book is the annotated guide to over 500 alphabet books in ten areas. Each section includes a description of the subject area, an annotated…read more

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A supplement to Joyce Shields' Make It (1975), this is an index to over 35,000 projects detailed in 450 English-language titles published from January 1974 through May 1987, Make It-II incorporates handicraft projects in needleworking, electronics, woodworking, toy-making, fence-building, and a…read more