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Title Children's literature : an illustrated history / edited by Peter Hunt ; associate editors, Dennis Butts ... [and others].
Imprint Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1995.

Subject Children's literature, English -- History and criticism.
Children's literature, American -- History and criticism.
Children's literature, Commonwealth (English) -- History and criticism.
Children -- Books and reading -- History.
Alt Name Hunt, Peter, 1945-
Butts, Dennis, 1932-
Description xiv, 378 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (p. 360-366) and index.
Contents The beginnings of children's reading to c. 1700 / Gillian Avery -- Publishing for children (1700-1780) / Margaret Kinnell -- Morality and levity (1780-1820) / Gillian Avery and Margaret Kinnell -- The beginnings of Victorianism (c. 1820-1850) / Dennis Butts -- Children's literature in America from the Puritan beginnings to 1870 / Anne Scott MacLeod -- The emergence of form (1850-1890) / Julia Briggs and Dennis Butts -- Transitions (1890-1914) / Julia Briggs -- Retreatism and advance (1914-1945) / Peter Hunt -- Children's literature in America (1870-1945) -- Internationalism, fantasy, and realism (1945-1970) / Peter Hollindale and Zena Sutherland -- Contemporary children's literature (1970-present) / Tony Watkins and Zena Sutherland -- Colonial and post-colonial children's literature : Australia / Michael Stone ; Canada / Roderick McGillis ; New Zealand / Betty Gilderdale.
ISBN 0192123203 (acid-free paper)
OCLC # 34545858
Table of Contents
 List of Contributors 
 List of Colour Illustrations 
 Editor's Preface 
1The Beginnings of Children's Reading to c.1700 / Gillian Avery1
2Publishing for Children (1700-1780) / Margaret Kinnell26
3Morality and Levity (1780-1820) / Gillian Avery, Margaret Kinnell46
4The Beginnings of Victorianism (c. 1820-1850) / Dennis Butts77
5Children's Literature in America from the Puritan Beginnings to 1870 / Anne Scott MacLeod102
6The Emergence of Form (1850-1890) / Julia Briggs, Dennis Butts130
7Transitions (1890-1914) / Julia Briggs167
8Retreatism and Advance (1914-1945) / Peter Hunt192
9Children's Literature in America (1870-1945)225
10Internationalism, Fantasy, and Realism (1945-1970) / Peter Hollindale, Zena Sutherland252
11Contemporary Children's Literature (1970-present) / Tony Watkins, Zena Sutherland289
12Colonial and Post-Colonial Children's Literature322
  Australia / Michael Stone322
  Canada / Roderick McGillis333
  New Zealand / Betty Gilderdale343
 Further Reading360
 Illustration Sources367

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