History of Children's Literature

By David Beagley

What's History of Children's Literature about?

In this subject, students investigate the development of literature for children from the traditional literatures of myth and legend, folk and fairy tales, through early publishing, to the emergence of genres of adventure, fantasy and realism in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.

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Why Fantasties Endure


Looking at Alice in Wonderland, Peter Pan, and the Wizard of Oz. Why are tales of fantasy the most popular and enduring? Copyright 2013 David Beagley / La Trobe University, all rights reserved. Contact for permissions.

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