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A Reader's History from Aesop to Harry Potter
Author: Seth Lerer
Narrator: Tony Craine
Unabridged: 15 hr 27 min
Format: Digital Audiobook Download
Publisher: University Press Audiobooks
Ever since children have learned to read, there has been children's literature. Children's Literature charts the makings of the Western literary imagination from Aesop's fables to Mother Goose, from Alice's Adventures in Wonderland to Peter Pan, from Where the Wild Things Are to Harry Potter.The only single-volume work to capture the rich and diverse history of children's literature in its full panorama, this extraordinary audiobook reveals why J. R. R. Tolkein, Dr. Seuss, Laura Ingalls Wilder, Beatrix Potter, and many others, despite their divergent styles and subject matter, have all resonated with generations of readers. Children's Literature is an exhilarating quest across centuries, continents, and genres to discover how, and why, we first fall in love with the written word.