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By Penelope E. Brown

These books are the 1st full-length, finished research written in English of French children’s literature. they supply either an outline of advancements from the 17th century to the current day and targeted dialogue of texts which are consultant, cutting edge, or influential best-sellers of their personal time and past. French children’s literature is little identified within the English-speaking global and, except a small variety of writers and texts, has been particularly missed in scholarly reports, regardless of the prominence of the learn of children’s literature as a self-discipline. This undertaking is groundbreaking in its assurance of a variety of genres, tracing the evolution of children’s books in France from early courtesy books, fables and fairy stories, to eighteenth-century ethical stories and academic drama, nineteenth-century novels of household realism and experience tales and modern detective fiction and fable novels.


The dialogue lines the connection among children’s literature and social swap, revealing the level to which children’s books have been proficient through pedagogical, ethical, non secular and political time table and explores the consequences of the twin imperatives of guide and enjoyment that have underpinned writing for younger readers through the centuries.

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