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Abbott, Jacob

Abbott, Jacob   Reference library

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Children's Literature

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Current Version:
2006
Subject:
Literature, Children's literature studies
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583 words
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(1803–1879), American teacher, minister, and writer from Hallowell, Maine. Abbott graduated from Bowdoin College in 1820 and from

ABC Books or Alphabet Books

ABC Books or Alphabet Books   Reference library

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Children's Literature

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2006
Subject:
Literature, Children's literature studies
Length:
3,222 words
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1

Also called abcedaria, abcee, abcie, or absey books, ABC books contain, in addition to the alphabet, depending on their historical

Accent

Accent   Reference library

C. O. Hartman

The Princeton Encyclopedia of Poetry and Poetics (4 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2017
Subject:
Literature, Literary studies - poetry and poets
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1,658 words
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In Eng., accent is the auditory prominence perceived in one syllable as compared with others in its vicinity. Accent and

Ada, Alma Flor

Ada, Alma Flor   Reference library

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Children's Literature

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2006
Subject:
Literature, Children's literature studies
Length:
350 words
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(1938–), American author, translator, scholar, and bilingual educator. A professor at the University of San Francisco and director

Addison, Joseph

Addison, Joseph   Reference library

The Oxford Encyclopedia of British Literature

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2006
Subject:
Literature
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3,479 words
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Joseph Addison (1672–1719) was famous throughout the eighteenth century, not only as a man of letters but as

Adventure Books

Adventure Books   Reference library

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Children's Literature

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2006
Subject:
Literature, Children's literature studies
Length:
3,321 words
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Stories of adventure had been enjoyed since the ancient times of Homer at least, and British children could have found

Aesop

Aesop   Reference library

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Children's Literature

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Current Version:
2006
Subject:
Literature, Children's literature studies
Length:
808 words
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(d. c. 560 bce), Greek fabulist. Nothing certain is known about this fabulist except that he was a

African American Literature

African American Literature   Reference library

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Children's Literature

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2006
Subject:
Literature, Children's literature studies
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2,056 words
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It is impossible to offer a discussion of African American Children's Literature without acknowledging the contested nature of even the

Africa: Northern Africa

Africa: Northern Africa   Reference library

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Children's Literature

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2006
Subject:
Literature, Children's literature studies
Length:
1,454 words
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As the scholar Peter Hunt has pointed out, childhood as a distinct period of life was scarcely recognized before the

Africa: Southern Africa

Africa: Southern Africa   Reference library

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Children's Literature

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Current Version:
2006
Subject:
Literature, Children's literature studies
Length:
2,473 words
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The history and development of children's literature in the various southern African countries show many similarities. European settlers established themselves

Africa: Sub-Saharan Africa

Africa: Sub-Saharan Africa   Reference library

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Children's Literature

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Current Version:
2006
Subject:
Literature, Children's literature studies
Length:
1,256 words
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What may be termed sub-Saharan African children's literature has its origins in the oral tradition. Stories in the form of

Ahlberg, Allan

Ahlberg, Allan   Reference library

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Children's Literature

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Current Version:
2006
Subject:
Literature, Children's literature studies
Length:
613 words
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(1938–), British author, and Ahlberg, Janet (1944–1994), British illustrator, met at Sunderland Teacher Training College and

Aiken, Joan

Aiken, Joan   Reference library

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Children's Literature

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2006
Subject:
Literature, Children's literature studies
Length:
1,051 words
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(1924–2004), British fantasy writer who wrote novels, short stories, dramas, and poetry for children and adults. Aiken was

Aladdin

Aladdin   Reference library

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Children's Literature

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Current Version:
2006
Subject:
Literature, Children's literature studies
Length:
633 words
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Aladdin is the hero of “Aladdin and the Enchanted Lamp,” regarded for centuries by Europeans as the quintessential Oriental fairy

Alcott, Louisa May

Alcott, Louisa May   Reference library

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Children's Literature

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2006
Subject:
Literature, Children's literature studies
Length:
1,134 words
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(1832–1888), American novelist and short-story writer. Born in Germantown, Pennsylvania, and raised largely in Boston and Concord, Massachusetts,

Alexander, Lloyd

Alexander, Lloyd   Reference library

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Children's Literature

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2006
Subject:
Literature, Children's literature studies
Length:
1,137 words
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(1924–), American author, best known for his fantasy novels, which have ensured him the reputation of the foremost

Alexandrine

Alexandrine   Reference library

G. Peureux

The Princeton Encyclopedia of Poetry and Poetics (4 ed.)

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2017
Subject:
Literature, Literary studies - poetry and poets
Length:
991 words
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The grand line of Fr. poetry since the 16th c., the alexandrine is made of 12 countable vowels (or 13

Alfred, Lord Tennyson

Alfred, Lord Tennyson   Reference library

The Oxford Encyclopedia of British Literature

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Current Version:
2006
Subject:
Literature
Length:
6,070 words
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The poet Alfred Tennyson was born in 1809 in Somersby, Lincolnshire; he died in 1892 as Baron Tennyson of Aldworth

Ali Baba

Ali Baba   Reference library

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Children's Literature

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2006
Subject:
Literature, Children's literature studies
Length:
648 words
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The hero of “Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves,” one of the best-known tales from the Arabian Nights, Ali

Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland

Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland (1865)   Reference library

The Oxford Companion to Children's Literature (2 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2015
Subject:
Literature, Children's literature studies
Length:
2,654 words
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By 'Lewis *Carroll'—C. L. Dodgson—this book revolutionized children’s literature with its fantastic plot and brilliant use of ...

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