Sticks and Stones: The Troublesome Success of Children's Literature from Slovenly Peter to Harry Potter (Hardback)
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Sticks and Stones: The Troublesome Success of Children's Literature from Slovenly Peter to Harry Potter (Hardback)

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Hardback 240 Pages / Published: 21/12/2000
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First Published in 2002. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
ISBN: 9780415928113
Number of pages: 240
Weight: 499 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 21 mm


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"If [Zipes'] scholarship could be spread over several curricule vitae, the breadth and quality of it could certainly bring tenure to three or four scholars."
-Donald R. Hettinga
." . . he gives clear voice to the forces behind the huge boom in children's book publishing since the 1980s, which has served to form a safe veil of promoting literacy that disguises its own truth, namely that children are seen as commodities and used as pawns to increase parental consumerism."
-Adolescence, Summer 2002
..."adult-friendly content and an imposition of order in the imagination of the child, and, consequently, a constriction of the child's imaginative life.."
-Susan Perren, "Globe & Mail, Toronto
..."stimulating esssays emphasize the curious status of children's literature as one defined, produced, and marketed not by children but by adults....."
-Choice, J.J. Benardete, CUNY Hunter College
..."invaluable chapters treat the 'contamination'...of Grimm's fairy tales in the 20th century, suggesting how such retellings refurbish folklore so as to 'question both past and present social conditions' and show young people how they may 'play creatively with the forces dictating how they are to shape their lives.'."
-Choice, J.J. Benardete, CUNY Hunter College

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