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Sticks and Stones

The Troublesome Success of Children's Literature from Slovenly Peter to Harry Potter

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Sticks and Stones by Jack Zipes
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Have children ever really had a literature of their own? In Sticks and Stones Jack Zipes, translator of the Grimm tales, teacher, storyteller and scholar, explores children's literature, from the grisly moralism of Slovenly Peter to the hugely successful Harry Potter books, and argues that despite common assumptions about children's books, our current investment in children is paradoxically curtailing their freedom and creativity. Sticks and Stones is a forthright and engaging book by someone who cares deeply about what and how children read.

Author Biography

Jack Zipes is Professor of German at the University of Minnesota. Among his many publications are Don't Bet on the Prince (Routledge), Complete Fairy Tales of the Brothers Grimm (Bantam), and most recently the Oxford Companion to the Fairy Tale.
Release date NZ
January 25th, 2002
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Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Illustrations
2 colour illustrations
Imprint
Routledge
Pages
228
Dimensions
152x229x17
ISBN-13
9780415938808
Product ID
1682738

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