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An Introduction to Children's Literature (OPUS) Hardcover – 9 Jun 1994

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  • Hardcover: 250 pages
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press (9 Jun. 1994)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0192192612
  • ISBN-13: 978-0192192615
  • Product Dimensions: 14.3 x 2.5 x 22.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 6,714,016 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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'A very welcome, succinct and enjoyable introduction.'Jane Doonan, The School Librarian, 42(4) November 1994 --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

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Senior Lecturer in the School of English, University of Wales, Cardiff, Peter Hunt is the author of many books on children's literature and organized the first course on children's literature at a U.K. university. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

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20 of 23 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 20 May 2001
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Having read Mr. Hunt's book as a part of a graduate course in Chldren's litteratur, I have found it to be a good introduction to the subject. The language of the book is accessible for a non-native speaker like myself, and one gets a good overview of the key developments in the genre through the last couple of centuries. Be aware that it has a British focus, and only discusses American litterature that have been important from a British perspective.
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