Titel: The Cambridge Guide to Children's Books in English
Herausgegeben von Victor Watson
CAMBRIDGE UNIV PR
August 2001 - gebunden - 828 Seiten
Alphabetised reference work on children's books from King Alfred to J. K. Rowling.
Editors' introduction; A note to the reader; Entries A-Z; List of contributors; Illustration acknowledgements.
Victor Watson is Assistant Director of Research at Homerton College, University of Cambridge, and a Trustee of the Centre for the Children's Book.
'... a vast and valiant undertaking ... Victor Watson has assembled an enormous team of contributors, many of them academics from places as far apart as Cambridge itself and the University of Tasmania, whose task is to assess the entire range of writing for children, from Mother Goose onwards ... This latest guide to a fascinating branch of literature adds up to a treasure trove of appreciation and information.' Patricial Craig, The Independent 'A detailed Guide to a fascinating but complex world of words and pictures.' Quentin Blake, Children's Laureate 'This Guide opens up to a wide audience the approachability of children's literature as a cultural sharing of one of the delights of childhood.' Margaret Meek 'The Cambridge Guide brings, at long last, to the often neglected genre of children's books, the gravitas of scholarship, but in a form that is both accessible and desirable. I have used it extensively as a reference book,m to find out more about fellow writers and illustrators and editors. But I have also dipped into it, treating it as an anthology almost, and made wonderfully unexpected discoveries. I keep it on my bedside table, alongside 'the Rattle Bag'. Good company! Truly a treasure chest of children's literature, but not to be hidden away.' Michael Morpurgo 'The Guide will quickly become indispensable. What I particularly like is the considered and richly informed writing by people of real stature in their fields. There's an awareness of current issues, including commercial ones, as well as the evaluative and historical pieces.' Philip Pullman ' ... the entries are all thoughtful, detailed, and illuminating. many cover the history of their subject from the earliest appearance to modern publications, giving a depth that is often lacking in other reference works [ ...] Highly recommended for all libraries.' Library Journal 'The result is a publication which is likely to become (and remain for some time) a standard reference text. Its cost will be more than justified by the regular use which, in many different ways and settings, will be made of it.' Times Educational Supplement 'Fully comprehensive, this is a most welcome dip-in resource which makes engrossing reading. A must for all those involved with children's literature.' Junior Education 'It is gratifying to be able to signal the success of such an ambitious and monumental undertaking of this Cambridge Guide ... one must only marvel at the achievement of Victor Watson and the team behind this most important publication.' Magpies 'This isn't just a guide but a real page turner - vivid, funny, devoted and warm. If you take it into your hands you can write of the rest of your working day. It is a truly addictive production.' Books in Ireland 'I have no hesitation in recommending this. It's tremendous value.' Signal 'I can only reinforce my recommendation of this excellent reference guide by endorsing the publisher's view: 'a book to enjoy and relish.' International Schools Magazine 'I can only reinforce my recommendation of this excellent guide by endorsing the publisher's view: 'a book to enjoy and relish'. International Schools Magazine 'A treasure trove of information on all aspects of children's books. In fact it is by no means easy to tear oneself away from it to begin writing a review. As a resource for information on almost every aspect of children's books past and present it is a remarkable compilation. It is unsurpassed.' English Studies