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Books in the Life of a Child
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Part I Children and their Books.- 1. The Joy of Reading.- 2. What is Literature? Children's Literature?.- 3. How to approach a Text.- 4. Children's Response to Story Part II The History of Children's Books.- 5. Changing Patterns in Children's Books: A Short History.- 6. The Development of an Australian Children's Literature Part III Traditional Literature.- 7. The Miraculous Pitcher: Literature that Never Runs Dry.- 8. The Wonder of Myth and Legend.- 9. A Shared Adventure: Getting Inside Poetry Part IV Beginning Readers.- 10. Growing Into Reading, Growing Through Reading.- 11. A Time of Wonder: Entering the World of Picture Books.- 12. Establishing the Reader Part V Extending Readers: The Nature of Children's Literature.- 13. The Established Reader.- 14. Adventure.- 15. Fantasy: Beyond the Rim of Reality.- 16. Living in the Real World.- 17. History and Reality.- 18. Animals in Fiction.- 19. Humour in Children's Books.- 20. The Short Story.- 21. Pulp Fiction.- 22. Literature for Young Adults.- 23. Information Books Part VI Literature in Action.- 24. Reading Begins at Home.- 25. Books and the Community.- 26. The Book Centred School.- 27. Readings Aloud/ Oral Interpretation.

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Maurice Saxby, who pioneered courses in children's literature in Australia

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