Reading History in Children's Books by Catherine Butler

Reading History in Children's Books

byCatherine Butler, Harriet O'donovan

Hardcover | July 17, 2012

not yet rated|write a review

Pricing and Purchase Info

$102.27 online 
Earn 511 plum® points

In stock online

Ships free on orders over $25

Not available in stores


This book offers a critical account of historical books about Britain written for children, including realist novels, non-fiction, fantasy and alternative histories. It also investigates the literary, ideological and philosophical challenges involved in writing about the past, especially for an audience whose knowledge of history is often limited.

About The Author

CATHERINE BUTLER has written widely on children's literature. Her work includes Four British Fantasists (winner of the Mythopoeic Scholarship Award) and Teaching Children's Fiction. She has also written six novels for children.HALLIE O'DONOVAN is a critic of children's literature, and lives in Dublin, Ireland.
Twisted Winter
Twisted Winter

by Ms Catherine Butler


Available for download

Not available in stores

Shop this author

Details & Specs

Title:Reading History in Children's BooksFormat:HardcoverDimensions:224 pages, 8.5 × 5.51 × 0.02 inPublished:July 17, 2012Publisher:Palgrave Macmillan UKLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0230278086

ISBN - 13:9780230278080

Customer Reviews of Reading History in Children's Books


Extra Content

Table of Contents

AcknowledgementsIntroduction: That was Then? The Eagle Has Landed: Representing the Roman Invasion of Britain in Texts for Children Once, Future, Sometime, Never: Arthur in History "She Be Faking It": Authenticity and Anachronism Dreams of Things that Never Were: Authenticity and Genre Ancestral Voices, Prophesying War Patterns of History Bibliography Index