Popular Children's Literature in Britain
Julia Briggs, Dennis Butts, Matthew Orville Grenby
Ashgate Publishing, Ltd., 2008 - Literary Criticism - 342 pages
This study of popularity and children's literature is organised into four sections: 'Old Tales Retold', 'Forgotten Favourites', 'Popular Instruction, Popularity Imposed' and 'The Famous Three - Blyton, Dahl and Rowling'.
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