Beyond Babar: the European tradition in children's literature

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Children's Literature Association and the Scarecrow Press, 2006 - Literary Criticism - 322 pages
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Beyond Babar: The European Tradition in Children's Literature examines in depth eleven of the most celebrated European children's novels in substantial, critical essays written by well-known international scholars. This approach provides a comprehensive discussion of the selected works from a variety of theoretical perspectives. Each essay offers a critical introduction to the text that can serve as a point of departure for literary scholars, professors of children's literature, primary and secondary school teachers, and librarians who are interested in texts that cross languages and cultures.

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Introduction by Sandra L Beckett
Antoine de SaintExuperys
Astrid Lindgrens Pippi

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About the author (2006)

Beckett is Professor of French at Brock University in St. Catharines, Ontario.

MARIA NIKOLAJEVA is Assistant Professor of Comparative Literature at Stockholm University where she teaches children's literature.

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