Scarecrow Press / Children's Literature Association
Trim: 5¾ x 8¾
978-0-8108-3469-9 • Hardback • May 1998 • $98.00 • (£75.00)
Betty Greenway is Professor of English at Youngstown State University, Youngstown, Ohio, where she teaches children's literature.
...a valuable study of a popular and prolific Scottish author, whose novels 'had their origins in real stories told to real children'...is particularly good on the ground-breaking and painfully autobiographical A Sound of Chariots.
— School Librarian
...a superbly written and impeccably researched scholarly introduction..This volume is worth reading simply for the pleasures of Greenway's prose, which puts much academic writing to shame..Scholars of Celtic Studies, children's literature, fantasy literature, historical fiction, and the contemporary novel will find enrichment and enlightenment here.
— Children's Literature Association Quarterly
Greenway's study is likely to interest children's literature specialists more than fantasy scholars, and is recommended mostly for larger public libraries and academic libraries supporting courses in children's literature.
— Sfra Review