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Abbott, Jacob

Abbott, Jacob   Reference library

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Children's Literature

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2006
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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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Current Version:
2006
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Literature, Children's literature studies
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3,222 words
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Also called abcedaria, abcee, abcie, or absey books, ABC books contain, in addition to the alphabet, depending on their historical

Ada, Alma Flor

Ada, Alma Flor   Reference library

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Children's Literature

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

Adventure Books

Adventure Books   Reference library

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Children's Literature

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

Ali Baba

Ali Baba   Reference library

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Children's Literature

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2006
Subject:
Literature, Children's literature studies
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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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2015
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Literature, Children's literature studies
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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 ...

Alice Imitations

Alice Imitations   Reference library

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Children's Literature

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2006
Subject:
Literature, Children's literature studies
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1,173 words
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Lewis Carroll may have been the first to identify a genre of texts that adapt the structural and thematic patterns

Andersen, Hans Christian

Andersen, Hans Christian   Reference library

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Children's Literature

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2006
Subject:
Literature, Children's literature studies
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2,132 words
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(1805–1875), Danish writer, often regarded as the father of modern fairy tales. The son of a cobbler and

Animal Stories

Animal Stories   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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2,249 words
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A genre—or rather a group of related genres—of children's literature, animal stories feature more or less anthropomorphic animals. Animal stories

Anno, Mitsumasa

Anno, Mitsumasa   Reference library

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Children's Literature

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Current Version:
2006
Subject:
Literature, Children's literature studies
Length:
1,012 words
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(1926–), Japanese artist, illustrator, author, and essayist. Born in Shimane prefecture, the son of an inn owner, Anno

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