A History of Children's Books in 100 Books

A History of Children's Books in 100 Books

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Publisher's Synopsis

While the modern children's book, intended specifically for the enjoyment of children, did not emerge until 18th-century Europe, its roots span centuries and continents: children's literature began with fables, myths and folk tales from the oral tradition. 'A History of the Children's Book in 100 Books' takes a global perspective and traces the development of the genre from ancient stories such as Aesop's Fables and the Indian Panchatantra, through the Puritan primers of the 17th century, to the fairy tales of the Brothers Grimm, to the highly collectable Ladybird books of the 20th century, and up to modern classics and bestsellers such as the Harry Potter series.

Book information

ISBN: 9780712356985
Publisher: British Library
Imprint: British Library
Pub date:
DEWEY: 809.89282
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: 272
Weight: 1622g
Height: 231mm
Width: 287mm
Spine width: 28mm