History is constantly evolving, and the history of children’s literature is no exception. Since the original publication of Emer O’Sullivan’s Historical Dictionary of Children’s Literature in 2010, much has happened in the field of children’s literature. New authors have come into print, new books have won awards, and new ideas have entered the discourse within children’s literature studies.
Historical Dictionary of Children's Literature, Second Edition contains a chronology, an introduction, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has more than 700 cross-referenced entries. This book will be an excellent resource for students, scholars, researchers, and anyone interested in the field of children’s literature studies.
Emer O’Sullivan is professor of English literature at Leuphana University in Lüneburg, Germany. She has published widely in both German and English on comparative literature, image studies, children’s literature, and translation, and received international recognition for her pioneering work in comparative children’s literature studies.
Foreword by Mark West
Acronyms and Abbreviations
Appendix: Major children’s literature awards and their recipients
About the Author
Writing for children predates AD 1000 and came into its own in the eighteenth century. Thus, this historical dictionary can draw upon a large pool of children's literature from around the world. This second edition updates the 2010 version by adding new authors (like Elizabeth Acevedo) and revising existing entries to reflect changes in the intervening years.… Entries vary in length from one paragraph (the typical length for the vast majority of entries, which cover authors and illustrators) to four pages (usually for genres), and most include cross-references. The majority of entries address European children's literature, with the U.S. next in coverage. An appendix of major children's literature awards with their awardees, an extensive bibliography, and an index complete the volume. In short, this dictionary provides a straightforward guide to hundreds of major players in children's literature.