Children & Books

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Longman, 1997 - Literary Criticism - 720 pages
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The first edition of Children and Books appeared in 1947, when its author, May Hill Arbuthnot, was already well known as the co-author of the "Dick and Jane" series. An eminent educator, Arbuthnot was concerned not only with literacy but also with giving children the best in world literature. Throughout its fifty-year history and with Zena Sutherland as lead author in the last six editions, this best-selling volume has maintained the features that first made it popular: an emphasis on major authors and artists, criteria for each genre, a focus on new books and new ideas, and, above all, an emphasis on children's needs and interests - and on ways in which books of high quality can serve those needs and interests.

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User Review  - Wyntrnoire - Goodreads

Actually I have read the first edition and the 3rd. I am currently browsing the 4th and continue to browse the 3rd. For anyone who loves books. Read full review

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User Review  - Greg - Goodreads

I can't say I even gave this book a chance. Maybe I should have read some of it. Now that the class is over I know I won't be inspired to read it on my own. Bye-Bye book about children books. Read full review


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About the author (1997)

Zena Sutherland was professor emeritus in the Graduate Library School at the University of Chicago and former editor of the University of Chicago's "Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books,

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