Only Connect: Readings on Children's Literature

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Sheila A. Egoff
Oxford University Press, 1996 - History - 416 pages
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First published in 1969 and revised in 1980, Only Connect is widely accepted as an essential tool for everyone concerned with children's books. Only Connect, Third Edition, presents a completely new section of more than 40 essays and brief studies on history and criticism, literary standards, changing tastes, science fiction, young adult literature, fantasy, the problem novel, racism, and sexism. Among the essayists are Joan Aiken, Margaret Mahy, P.L. Travers, Perry Nodelman, Brian Attebery, John Rowe Townsend, Myra Cohn Livingston, Peter Hunt, and Jane Yolen. Its assembled learning, common sense, and wit assure Only Connect, Third Edition, an honoured place beside the first and second editions. Each of the editors - Sheila Egoff, Gordon Stubbs, Ralph Ashley and Wendy Sutton - has many years of experience writing and teaching in the field of Children's and young adult literature at the University of British Columbia in the Faculty of Education and the School of Library,Archival and Information Studies.

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Critical thought on children's literature from the 1960s makes me realize that the industry was much, much different then than it is now! Read full review


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Sheila Egoff is the author of Thursday's Child: Trends and Patterns of Contemporary Children's Literature and Worlds Within: Children's Fantasy from the Middle Ages to Today and co-author (with Judith Saltman) of The New Republic of Childhood: A Critical Guide to Canadian Children's Literature in English. She is Professor Emerita of the School of Librarianship, University of British Columbia. G.T. Stubbs, L.F. Ashley and Wendy Sutton are professors in the Faculty of Education, University of British Columbia

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