The Oxford Book of Children's Stories

The Oxford Book of Children's Stories

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This is an anthology to delight and amuse, covering many of the best short stories written for children over the last 250 years. Jan Mark, herself an accomplished children's author, traces the evolution of the short story from 1749 to the 1990s. Her collection includes the work of familiar figures like Rudyard Kipling and Christina Rossetti, Walter de la Mare, and Philippa Pearce, in addition to long-forgotten tales which still have the power to enchant. The anthology shows that despite the long and varied history of children's writing, the ingredients of a good children's story - the magic, mystery, and enchantment - have remained remarkably constant, and can still captivate the imagination of child and parent alike.show more

Product details

  • 12-17
  • Paperback | 470 pages
  • 129 x 196 x 42mm | 327g
  • Oxford University Press
  • Oxford Paperbacks
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Revised
  • 2nd Revised edition
  • 0192801899
  • 9780192801890

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About Jan Mark

Jan Mark is a distinguished children's writer, specializing in short stories. She has won a number of awards for her work, including the Library Assocation Carnegie Medal on two occasions. Her collections of short stories include Nothing to be Afraid Of, Feet and Other Stories, and Enough is Too Much Already. Jan Mark is a distinguished children's writer, specializing in short stories. Since her first novel, 'Thunder and Lightnings', was published in 1976, she has won a number of awards for her work, including the Library Assocation Carnegie Medal on two occasions. Her collections of short stories include 'Nothing to be Afraid Of', 'Feet and Other Stories', 'Enough is Too Much Already', 'A Can of Worms', and 'In Black and White and Other Stories'. For adults she has published 'Two Stories' and a novel 'Zeno was Here'. She has also written for radio and television, and she frequently visits schools and colleges to speak about writing. Since childhood she has read and collected nineteenth- and early twentieth-century children's fiction. She lives in Oxford.show more

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