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Reading History in Children’s Books

  • Authors
  • Catherine Butler
  • Hallie O’Donovan
Book

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Catherine Butler, Hallie O’Donovan
    Pages 1-16
  3. Catherine Butler, Hallie O’Donovan
    Pages 48-72
  4. Catherine Butler, Hallie O’Donovan
    Pages 73-105
  5. Catherine Butler, Hallie O’Donovan
    Pages 106-143
  6. Catherine Butler, Hallie O’Donovan
    Pages 144-162
  7. Catherine Butler, Hallie O’Donovan
    Pages 163-185
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 186-207

About this book

Introduction

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.

Keywords

authenticity bibliography Britain fiction future genre Great Britain history history of literature knowledge non-fiction novel philosophy writing

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