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agrarian

Describing an agricultural system which combines horticulture and animals.

Hall, Donald

Hall, Donald   Reference library

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Children's Literature

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Current Version:
2006
Subject:
Literature, Children's literature studies
Length:
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...New England primitivism, are ideally suited to the tale and won the Caldecott Medal. The work has been admired as a superb collaboration of text and illustration. Hall's other books for children are marked by a similar penchant—some say nostalgia—for the simplicity of an earlier agrarian America. However, Hall's narratives, best described as prose poems, possess an evocative quality that is homey but not sentimental. Lucy's Christmas ( 1994 ) and Lucy's Summer ( 1995 ) are based on the childhood of Hall's mother. In When Willard Met Babe Ruth ( 1996 ),...

Tarkington, Booth

Tarkington, Booth   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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504 words
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...place in the early decades of the 20th century . As the “worst boy in town,” Penrod (and his older analog, Willie Baxter in Seventeen ) is an apt representation of the early 20th-century boy, for he stands bestride not only the two centuries, but also the move from an agrarian economy to an industrial one, the move from a rural society to an urban one, and he embodies the era's conflicting, often ambivalent ideas about race. Booth Tarkington . Front cover illustration by Gordon Grant from Penrod (Garden City, N.Y.: Doubleday, 1914). Reproduced...

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