They Wrote for Children Too: An Annotated Bibliography of Children's Literature by Famous Writers…

Hardcover | May 1, 1989

byMarilyn F. Apseloff

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They Wrote for Children Too surveys works for children written by literary figures usually studied in colleges and universities. While Apseloff concentrates on authors in the literary field, prominent philosophers and historians are examined as well. The majority of authors are from England, the United States, France, Germany, Russia, and Sweden, and their works are available in English. The book is divided into three literary time periods: pre-nineteenth century, the nineteenth century, and the twentieth century. It identifies the major adult literary figures who produced works for children or whose adult work has subsequently been adapted for children. Although the emphasis is on American and British literary figures, the book also includes Tolstoy, Voltaire, Lorca, Cervantes, and other continental writers. Poets include Shakespeare, Yeats, Walt Whitman, D.H. Lawrence, e.e. cummings, Robert Frost, and others. Writers for both adults and children include Robert Louis Stevenson, C.S. Lewis, Robert Browning, Oscar Wilde, Randall Jarrell, and others. This bibliography will be of interest to parents, educators, and librarians and would be a valuable resource for Children's Literature courses.

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They Wrote for Children Too surveys works for children written by literary figures usually studied in colleges and universities. While Apseloff concentrates on authors in the literary field, prominent philosophers and historians are examined as well. The majority of authors are from England, the United States, France, Germany, Russia, ...

Format:HardcoverDimensions:216 pages, 9.41 × 7.24 × 0.98 inPublished:May 1, 1989Publisher:GREENWOOD PRESS INC.

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ISBN - 10:031325981X

ISBN - 13:9780313259814

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?This well-annotated bibliography fills a useful niche in the bibliographic literature--a wide selection of stories, books, and poems appropriate for children up to about age twelve, by major writers of adult literature, history, and philosophy in the Western world. . . . Excellent annotations of 511 books are provided. Prominently displayed is the age range for which the material is appropriate. The annotation discusses the material in the book and the illustrations; makes a qualitative judgment of the content of the material and of the presentation; and offers opinions on the appeal of the material for certain types of children. The annotations are thorough, appropriate, and enjoyable to read . . . the book is convenient to use, well written, and serves a wonderful purpose. This book would be useful for school libraries at every level, college, and university libraries, public libraries, and parents.?-RQ