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John Paul II

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1920–2005) Polish-born pope (1978–2005) whose many travels abroad included a visit to Britain (1982) and tours of his native country (1979, 1987, and 1991). Wojtyla was ...

Gigantick Histories

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

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...written, A Description of Three Hundred Animals ( 1730 )—while the second included a ballad , ‘The Wolf in Sheeps Cloathing’, describing an attempt to steal the Crown Jewels in the reign of Charles II. Other books followed, in the same format: The History and Description Of the famous Cathedral Of St Paul’s, London ( 1741 ), The History Of St Paul’s, Volume the Second, to which is added, an Account of the Monument of the Fire of London ( 1741 ), and Westminster Abbey…by the Author of the Gigantick Histories , which was published in three volumes in...

Hamilton, Charles

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The Oxford Encyclopedia of Children's Literature

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2006
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...of myth” (Richards, 274). For some readers, both standardization and archetypal characters constitute the mix that made Hamilton's stories so popular. Adrienne E. Gavin Musgrave, P. W. From Brown to Bunter: The Life and Death of the School Story. London: Routledge & Kegan Paul, 1985. Richards, Jeffrey . Happiest Days: The Public Schools in English Fiction. Manchester: Manchester University Press,...

Crane, Walter

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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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...a Book Illustrator . London: Academy Editions; New York: St. Martin’s, 1975. Konody, Paul G. The Art of Walter Crane . London: George Bell & Sons, 1902. Lundin, Anne . Victorian Horizons: The Reception of the Picture Books of Walter Crane, Randolph Caldecott, and Kate Greenaway . Lanham, Md.: Scarecrow, 2001. Spencer, Isobel . Walter Crane . New York: Macmillan, 1975. Whalley, Joyce Irene , and Tessa Rose Chester . A History of Children's Book Illustration . London: John Murray,...

Science Fiction

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The Oxford Encyclopedia of Children's Literature

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2006
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...had on him as a teenager. Although well-done science fiction novels intended for children did appear occasionally in the 1930s and early to mid-1940s—the best of these being John Keir Cross 's The Angry Planet ( 1945 ) and William Pène du Bois 's Newbery Award–winning utopian novel The Twenty- One Balloons ( 1947 )—it was not until a few years after World War II that young adult science fiction really took off as a clearly defined publishing category. In 1947 Scribners brought out the first of a line of true young adult (or “juvenile” as they...

AWARDS

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The Oxford Encyclopedia of Children's Literature

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...Ark 1979  Paul Goble, The Girl Who Loved Wild Horses 1980  Barbara Cooney, Ox-Cart Man , text by Donald Hall 1981  Arnold Lobel, Fables 1982  Chris Van Allsburg, Jumanji 1983  Marcia Brown, Shadow , text by Blaise Cendrars, as translated by Marcia Brown 1984  Alice and Martin Provensen, The Glorious Flight: Across the Channel with Louis Blériot 1985  Trina Schart Hyman, Saint George and the Dragon, text retold by Margaret Hodges 1986  Chris Van Allsburg, The Polar Express 1987  Richard Egielski, Hey, Al , text by Arthur Yorinks 1988  John Schoenherr,...

Sports Books

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The Oxford Encyclopedia of Children's Literature

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...Books ; Boys' Books and Fiction ; School Stories ; and biographies of figures mentioned in this article. Rebecca Hogue Wojahn Dagavarian, Debra A . Saying It Ain't So: American Values as Revealed in Children's Baseball Stories, 1880–1950 . New York: P. Lang, 1987. Deane, Paul . Mirrors of American Culture: Children's Fiction Series in the Twentieth Century . Metuchen, N.J.: Scarecrow, 1991. Hurlbut, Tom . “Slam Dunks and Strikeouts: The Status of Sports Fiction.” School Library Journal 38 (July 1992): 30–31. Lipsyte, Robert . “Jock Culture: Writing...

Racism

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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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...CIBC had already undertaken surveys similar to the Asian study: one in 1972 covering Puerto Rican books, and another in 1974 about Chicano/Chicana literature. Mexicans were regularly represented as indolent, superstitious, and unprepared for contemporary living. In Paula G. Paul ’s You Can Hear a Magpie Smile ( 1980 ), folk healers can have limited success with a mix of herbs and pseudo-psychology, but the novel is essentially a pitch about trading in the old Mexican world for the new one defined by Anglos . In a similar vein, Elizabeth Spurr ’s Lupe...

Historical Fiction

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The Oxford Encyclopedia of Children's Literature

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2006
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...as writers for children, such as Carolyn Reeder ( Shades of Gray , 1989 ), the O'Dell Award has recognized already established masters such as Speare, Paterson, and Taylor, as well as writers perhaps better known for their accomplishments in other genres, including the poet Paul Fleischman and the fantasy writer Janet Taylor Lisle . Near the end of the 20th century , several major historical series emerged as marketing juggernauts. The fictional first- person accounts presented in Scholastic ’s Dear America , My America , My Name Is America , and...

Multiculturalism and Children's Books

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The Oxford Encyclopedia of Children's Literature

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2006
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...stories, and stories are often connected to places and kinship groups. The retelling of these stories by nonindigenous authors can be an act of textual colonization, especially as many retellings themselves rely on earlier retellings by nonindigenous “experts,” as is the case with Paul Goble's picture books. Moreover, indigenous stories retold in English and other languages are often transformed into European tales that accommodate European narrative practices. Indigenous authors and illustrators are best equipped to produce retellings of their own narratives,...

Germany

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The Oxford Encyclopedia of Children's Literature

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2006
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...literature, which was thus deprived of any official esteem or critical challenge. Virtually none of the innumerable moral or historical tales and travel and adventure stories for children from German pens—with a few exceptions, such as Theodor Storm's “Pole Poppenspäler” (Paul the Puppeteer, 1874 )—have survived. That the Biedermeier period is nevertheless thought of as a golden age of German children's literature is essentially due to its brilliant illustrators: Ludwig Richter , Franz Pocci , Theodor Hosemann , Otto Speckter , and many others. Not...

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