ISBN-13: 9780192892430 / Angielski / Miękka / 1996 / 256 str.
Passionately enjoyed as much by the young as by adults, children's literature is a vital part of Western culture. Attracting increasing scholarly attention, its indelible influences on most people's psyche attest to its widespread importance. Well-known for his work in the field, Peter Hunt here offers a history of children's literature--primarily British, although including American and other works as well--along with an assessment of its literary, sociological, and pedagogical roles. In addition, Hunt looks at the uses to which children's literature is put, the claims that are made for it, and the difference between children's and adults' ways of reading.