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Reading History in Children''s Books.

By: Butler, Catherine.
Contributor(s): O''Donovan, Hallie.
Material type: TextTextSeries: eBooks on Demand.Publisher: Basingstoke : Palgrave Macmillan, 2012Description: 1 online resource (218 p.).ISBN: 9781137026033.Subject(s): Children - Books and reading | Children -- Books and reading | Children’s stories, American -- History and criticism | Children’s stories, English -- History and criticism | Children''s stories, American - History and criticism | Children''s stories, English - History and criticism | Great Britain - Historiography | Great Britain - History - Juvenile literature | Great Britain - In literature | Historical fiction, American - History and criticism | Historical fiction, American -- History and criticism | Historical fiction, English - History and criticism | Historical fiction, English -- History and criticism | History in literature | History in literature | Teenagers - Books and reading | Teenagers -- Books and readingGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Reading History in Children''s BooksDDC classification: 809.89282 LOC classification: PR830.H5 B88 2012Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Cover; Contents; Acknowledgements; 1 Introduction: That Was Then?; 2 The Eagle Has Landed: Representing the Roman Invasion of Britain in Texts for Children; 3 Once, Future, Sometime, Never: Arthur in History ; 4 'She Be Faking It': Authenticity and Anachronism; 5 Dreams of Things That Never Were: Authenticity and Genre; 6 Ancestral Voices, Prophesying War; 7 Patterns of History; Notes; Bibliography; Index
Summary: This book offers a critical account of historical books about Britain written for children, including realist novels, non-fiction, fantasy and alternative histories. It also investigates the literary, ideological and philosophical challenges involved in writing about the past, especially for an audience whose knowledge of history is often limited.
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Cover; Contents; Acknowledgements; 1 Introduction: That Was Then?; 2 The Eagle Has Landed: Representing the Roman Invasion of Britain in Texts for Children; 3 Once, Future, Sometime, Never: Arthur in History ; 4 'She Be Faking It': Authenticity and Anachronism; 5 Dreams of Things That Never Were: Authenticity and Genre; 6 Ancestral Voices, Prophesying War; 7 Patterns of History; Notes; Bibliography; Index

This book offers a critical account of historical books about Britain written for children, including realist novels, non-fiction, fantasy and alternative histories. It also investigates the literary, ideological and philosophical challenges involved in writing about the past, especially for an audience whose knowledge of history is often limited.

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Author Catherine Butler: Catherine Butler is Associate Professor of English Literature at the University of the West of England, UK.

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