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date: 22 September 2019


The Oxford Companion to Children's Literature

Daniel Hahn

A term used (in the context of children’s literature) to describe works of fiction, written by a specific author (i.e. not traditional) and usually novel-length, which involve the supernatural or some other unreal element. This however proves to be a nebulous and wide-ranging term, encompassing as it can many books that would otherwise be viewed as ‘... ...

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