Sticks and Stones

Sticks and Stones : The Troublesome Success of Children's Literature from Slovenly Peter to Harry Potter

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

  • Paperback | 240 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 17.27mm | 340g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 2 Illustrations, color
  • 0415938805
  • 9780415938808
  • 459,541

Table of contents

Table of Contents. Preface. The Cultural Homogenization of American Youth. Do You Know What We Are Doing To Your Books? Why Children's Literature Does Not Exist. The Value of Evaluating the Value of Children's Literature. Wanda Gag's Americanization of the Grimm's Fairy Tales. The Contamination of the Faity Tale. The Wisdom and Folly of Storytelling. The Perverse Delight of Shockheaded Peter. The Phenomenon of Harry Potter, or Why All the Talk? Bibliography. Index.
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"If [Zipes'] scholarship could be spread over several curricule vitae, the breadth and quality of it could certainly bring tenure to three or four scholars." -- Donald R. Hettinga
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About Jack Zipes

Jack Zipes is Professor of German at the University of Minnesota. Among his many publications are Don't Bet on the Prince (Routledge), Complete Fairy Tales of the Brothers Grimm (Bantam), and most recently the Oxford Companion to the Fairy Tale.
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