Sticks and Stones

Sticks and Stones

The Troublesome Success of Children's Literature From Slovenly Peter to Harry Potter

Book - 2001
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Baker & Taylor
Argues that popular literature for children published during the 19th and 20th centuries are primarily stories that adults tell children and reflect current values and societal norms, which curtail children's freedom and homogenizes them.

& Francis Publishing

First Published in 2002. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Book News
Zipes (German, U. of Minnesota) has a special interest in fairy tales, and warns that popular literature for children during the 19th and 20th centuries are not all sugar and spice. He says they are primarily stories about childhood that adults tell children, and even experts do not know what children make of them; and systematically reflect the current values and norms of society, which instead of empowering children, curtail their freedom, and indoctrinate and homogenize them. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

Publisher: New York : Routledge, 2001
ISBN: 9780415928113
Branch Call Number: 809.892 ZIP
Characteristics: xiv, 213 p. : ill. ; 24 cm


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