About this title: Edited by the acclaimed children's author and editor Peter Hunt, this delightful volume traces the history of children's literature in English from the earliest hornbooks and classical translations to today's multimedia comic books and computer-based interactive adventures. Throughout, there is in-depth discussion of the underlying social forces that shaped the tastes and perceptions of writers and their young readers alike. Illustrations.
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