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By Penelope E. Brown

These books are the 1st full-length, entire learn written in English of French children’s literature. they supply either an outline of advancements from the 17th century to the current day and special dialogue of texts which are consultant, leading edge, or influential best-sellers of their personal time and past. French children’s literature is little recognized within the English-speaking global and, except a small variety of writers and texts, has been quite ignored in scholarly reviews, regardless of the prominence of the examine of children’s literature as a self-discipline. This venture is groundbreaking in its insurance of a variety of genres, tracing the evolution of children’s books in France from early courtesy books, fables and fairy stories, to eighteenth-century ethical stories and academic drama, nineteenth-century novels of household realism and event tales and modern detective fiction and delusion novels.


The dialogue strains the connection among children’s literature and social switch, revealing the level to which children’s books have been trained via pedagogical, ethical, spiritual and political schedule and explores the results of the twin imperatives of guide and entertainment that have underpinned writing for younger readers during the centuries.

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