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Tales Out of School: A survey of childrens fiction Geoffrey Trease

Tales Out of School: A survey of childrens fiction

Geoffrey Trease

Published 1948
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200 pages
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This is a witty and fascinating survey of the books British children have been reading during the last 100 years. It is also essentially a critical survey - the first such survey of contemporary juvenile fiction to have appeared in this country.TheMoreThis is a witty and fascinating survey of the books British children have been reading during the last 100 years. It is also essentially a critical survey - the first such survey of contemporary juvenile fiction to have appeared in this country.The author examines the serious contradictions which exist between the ideas taught in school and those absorbed in leisure-time reading. He deals with all the main types of writing for children, shows what is good and what false, and illustrates his arguments with a wealth of examples from past and present publications. As one of the most successful writers of childrens books today, and a frequent contributor to the B.B.C. Childrens Hour, he speaks with a full practical knowledge of the subject. Tales Out of School will be an indispensable guide for parents and others who buy books for children.The book is more than a practical guide, however. It can be read with endless pleasure and satisfaction by anyone who enjoyed books as a child. All the old favourites are there - such as Tom Brown, Little Women, Stalky and Co., together with the books of more recent years. Written with sincerity and humour, the book will give a great deal of nostalgic pleasure to the general reader.