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By Rebecca Knuth

For greater than 250 years, English children’s literature has transmitted values to the following iteration. The tales express to kids what they need to establish with and aspire to, at the same time notions of “goodness” switch through the years. via examining, youngsters soak up an ethos of Englishness that grounds own identification and underpins nationwide attention. Such authors as Lewis Carroll, J. R. R. Tolkien, and J. okay. Rowling have entertained, prompted, faced social wrongs, and transmitted cultural mores of their works—functions formerly linked to folklore. Their tales shape a brand new folklore culture that gives social glue and helps a love of britain and English values.

In Children’s Literature and British identification: Imagining a humans and a Nation, Rebecca Knuth follows the improvement of the style, targeting how tales motivate kids to stick to the morals of society. This ebook examines how this custom got here to fruition, exploring the works of a number of authors, including:

Robert Baden-Powell
Robert Ballantyne
J. M. Barrie
Enid Blyton
Angela Brazil
Frances Hodgson Burnett
Randolph Caldecott
Lewis Carroll
Roald Dahl
Daniel Defoe
Charles Dickens
Maria Edgeworth
Kenneth Grahame
Kate Greenaway
G. A. Henty
Thomas Hughes
Charles Kingsley
Rudyard Kipling
C.S. Lewis
A. A. Milne
Hannah More
E. Nesbit
John Newbery
George Orwell
Beatrix Potter
Arthur Ransome
Frank Richards
J. ok. Rowling
Anna Sewell
Robert Louis Stevenson
J. R. R. Tolkien
P. L. Travers
Sarah Trimmer
Charlotte Yonge

Evaluating the relationship among children’s literature and the dissemination and formation of identification, this publication will entice either basic readers and teachers who're attracted to librarianship, English tradition, and children’s literature.

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