Tag Archives: Children’s Literature

Not the Whole Story: More thoughts on Frances Hodgson Burnett

Burnett, Frances Hodgson. A Little Princess; Being the Whole Story of Sara Crewe Now Told for the First Time. Not long ago, I reviewed Burnett’s The Secret Garden, and one of my readers responded with a comment comparing The Secret … Continue reading

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Spells and Memory: Re-entering Enchanted Woods with de la Mare’s Told Again

de la Mare, Walter. Told Again: Old Tales Told Again.[1927, 1955] Introd. Philip Pullman. Illus. A. H. Watson. Oddly Modern Fairy Tales. Ed. Jack Zipes. Princeton: Princeton UP, 2015. I remember well my first collection of fairy stories. I remember … Continue reading

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Sustaining “the birthright of fancy”: L. M. Montgomery’s Anne of Green Gables Series

Montgomery, L. M. The Anne Books: Anne of Green Gables to The Blythes areQuoted. Various Publishers. This post is rather long because it addresses nine books rather than just one or two. I trust you will be bear with it. … Continue reading

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Rambles in Dead End Streets (With a Detour into First Novels): Pat Barker, Nell Dunn, and Eve Garnett.

Barker, Pat. Union Street. London: Virago, 1982. Dunn, Nell. Poor Cow. Introd. Margaret Drabble. 1967. London: Virago: 2013. —. Up the Junction. Drawings Susan Benson. Little Brown 1963. Washington: Counterpoint, 2000. Garnett, Eve. The Family From One End Street. 1937.  Introd. Julia Eccleshare, 2004. … Continue reading

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