|aBoys and girls forever :|bchildren's classics from Cinderella to Harry Potter/|cAlison Lurie.
|axvi, 231 p. ;|c20 cm.
|aBibliography, p. 211-220.
|aThe Underduckling: Hans Christian Andersen -- Little Women and Big Girls: Louisa May Alcott -- The Oddness of Oz -- Is There Anybody There? Walter De La Mare's Solitary Child -- John Masefield's Boxes of Delight -- Moomintroll and his Friends -- Dr. Seuss Comes Back -- Haroun and the Sea of Stories -- The Perils of Harry Potter -- What Fairy Tales Tell Us -- Boys and Girls Come Out to Play: Children's Games -- Poetry by and for Children -- Louder than Words: Children's Book Illustrations -- Enchanted Forests and Secret Gardens: Nature in Children's Literature -- The Good Bad Boy.
|a"Are some of the world's most talented writers of children's books essentially children themselves? In this engaging series of essays, Pulitzer Prize-winning author Alison Lurie considers this theory, exploring children's classics from many eras and relating them to the authors who wrote them, including Louisa May Alcott, creator of Little Women, Dr. Seuss and J.K. Rowling. In analysing these and many other authors, Alison Lurie shows how these gifted writers have used children's literature to transfigure sorrow, nostalgia, and the struggles of their own experience."--BOOK JACKET.
|aAndersen, H. C.|q(Hans Christian),|d1805-1875|xCriticism and interpretation.
|aChildren's stories, English|xHistory and criticism.
|aChildren's stories, American|xHistory and criticism.