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Charles Evans Hughes

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(b. Glen Falls, New York, 11 Apr. 1862; d. Osterville, Massachusetts, 27 Aug. 1948) US; Governor of New York 1906–10, Republican presidential candidate 1916 Hughes, the son of a ...

Illustrations

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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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...), influenced future generations of illustrators such as George Cruikshank , Richard Doyle , John Tenniel , and Arthur Hughes . Cruikshank created well-known etchings for the first illustrated English edition of the Grimms ’ tales ( 1823–1826 ), and the wood engravings made by Doyle for John Ruskin ’s The King of the Golden River ( 1851 ), by Tenniel for Lewis Carroll ’s Alice's Adventures in Wonderland ( 1865 ), and by Hughes for George MacDonald ’s At the Back of the North Wind ( 1871 ) contributed greatly to the success of these works. A...

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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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...Schooldays ( 1857 ) by Thomas Hughes : “If he'll only turn out a brave, helpful, truth-telling Englishman, and a gentleman, and a Christian, that's all I want .” Perhaps not surprisingly, neither the empire-building adventure nor the boys' school story survived the devastation of World War I. The one lingered on in popular form with heroes such as W. E. Johns 's flying ace, “Biggles” ( 1932– 1970 ), and the school story petered out in stylized comedy— spectacularly in the 72 million words and 50 fictional schools of Charles Hamilton (Frank Richards),...

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The Oxford Encyclopedia of Children's Literature

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Literature, Children's literature studies
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...for those who write about human relationships. A few such poets are Barbara Juster Esbensen , Mary Ann Hoberman , Sara Holbrook , Shirley Hughes, Bobbi Katz , Lilian Moore, Pat Mora , Marilyn Singer , and Judith Viorst . The sense of human connection has widened for all of us. African American poetry, in particular, has increased in both volume and significance. In the later 20th century , such poets as Mari Evans , Eloise Greenfield , Nikki Giovanni, and Nikki Grimes all wrote for children. Grimes's A Pocketful of Poems ( 2001 ) is particularly...

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