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List of Figures.- List of Plates.- Acknowledgements.- Introduction; H.Montgomery & N.Watson.- PART I: CLASSIC TEXTS.- LOUISA MAY ALCOTT, LITTLE WOMEN (1868-9).- Introduction; N.Watson.- Little Women: Alcott's Civil War; J.Fetterley.- 'Wake up and be a man': Little Women, Laurie, and the Ethic of Submission; K.Parille.- Louisa May Alcott and the Rise of Gender-Specific Series Books; S.A.Wadsworth.- R.L.STEVENSON, TREASURE ISLAND (1881-2; 1883).- Introduction; S.Haslam.- My First Book: Treasure Island; R.L.Stevenson.- Slaves to Adventure: the Pure Story of Treasure Island; D.Loxley.- Treasure Island and the Romance of the British Civil Service; C.Parkes.- BEATRIX POTTER, THE TALE OF PETER RABBIT (1902).- Introduction; S.Goodman.- Peter Rabbit: Potter's Story; M.Mackey.- Aesop in the Shadows; P.Hollindale.- Perspective and Point of View in The Tale of Peter Rabbit; C.Scott.- TWO CLASSIC POETRY COLLECTIONS, R. L. STEVENSON: A CHILD'S GARDEN OF VERSES (1885) AND A.A.MILNE: WHEN WE WERE VERY YOUNG (1924).- Introduction; N.Watson.- The Contexts of A Child's Garden of Verses; M.Rosen.- A.A.Milne: When We Were Very Young; J.Wullschlager.- J.M.BARRIE, PETER PAN (1904).- Introduction; N.Watson.- Peter Pan and the Spectacle of the Child; J.Rose.- A Hundred Years of Peter Pan; P.Hollindale.- Peter Pan and the Pantomime Tradition; D. White and C.Tarr.- ARTHUR RANSOME, SWALLOWS AND AMAZONS (1930).- Introduction; S.Haslam.- The Lake District Novels; P.Hunt.- Arthur Ransome and Problems of Literary Assessment; N.Tucker.- Peter Pan, Wild Cat Island, and the Lure of the Real; A.Bogen.- PHILIPPA PEARCE, TOM'S MIDNIGHT GARDEN (1958).- Introduction; H.Montgomery.- Loneliness, Dreaming and Discovery: Tom's Midnight Garden; M.Rustin & M.Rustin.- Midnight Gardens, Magic Wells; M.Nikolajeva.- Tom's Midnight Garden; R.Natov.- MILDRED TAYLOR, ROLL OF THUNDER HEAR MY CRY (1976).- Introduction; J.Maybin.- A Search for Law and Justice in a Racist Society; H. Bosmajian.- The Role of Education in Mildred D. Taylor's Roll of Thunder; C.Denean Cobb.- Child Agency in Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry; K.McDowell.- PHILIP PULLMAN, NORTHERN LIGHTS (1995).- Introduction; H.Montgomery.- Dust as Metaphor in Philip Pullman's His Dark Materials; M.A.Bird.- Obedience, Disobedience, and Storytelling in C. S. Lewis and Philip Pullman; N.Wood.- Intertextuality; C.Squires.- J. K. ROWLING, HARRY POTTER AND THE PHILOSOPHER'S STONE (1997).- Introduction; N.Watson.- The Phenomenon of Harry Potter, or Why All the Talk?; J.Zipes.- The Unthinkingness of Harry Potter; S.Gupta.- Harry Potter and the Reinvention of the Past; A.Blake.- PART II: CONTEMPORARY TRENDS.- FICTION FOR ADOLESCENTS: MELVIN BURGESS, JUNK (1996).- Introduction; A.Hewings& N.Watson.- Sympathy for the Devil; M.Burgess.- 'And It's So Real': Versions of Reality in Melvin Burgess's Junk; J.Stephens.- RADICAL AGENDAS: BEVERLEY NAIDOO, THE OTHER SIDE OF TRUTH (2000).- A Writer's Journey: Retracing The Other Side of Truth; B.Naidoo.- What is The Other Side of Truth; J.Giles.- PAST WORLDS: JAMILA GAVIN, CORAM BOY (20.

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Anyone wanting to trace the development of children's literature from the 1860s to the first decade of the 21st century will find an immensely rich source of insights in the meticulously researched text Children's Literature: Classic Texts and Contemporary Trends.' - NATE Journal English Drama Media

About the Author

NICOLA J. WATSON is Senior Lecturer in English Literature at The Open University. Her research over the last fifteen years has focussed upon the reception, adaptation, transformation, and consumption of historical and literary narratives. Her publications include Revolution and the Form of the British Novel, 1790-1825, England's Elizabeth: An Afterlife in Fame and Fantasy (with Michael Dobson) and The Literary Tourist.

HEATHER MONTGOMERY is Senior Lecturer in Childhood Studies at The Open University. Her research interests are in the anthropology of childhood, children's rights and gender and sexuality. She is the author of Modern Babylon: Prostituting Children in Thailand and An Introduction to Childhood: Anthropological Perspectives on Children's Lives.

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'Anyone wanting to trace the development of children's literature from the 1860s to the first decade of the 21st century will find an immensely rich source of insights in the meticulously researched text Children's Literature: Classic Texts and Contemporary Trends.' - NATE Journal English Drama Media

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