9780230278080

Reading History in Children's Books

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  • ISBN13:

    9780230278080

  • ISBN10:

    0230278086

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2012-08-21
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
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Summary

This book offers a critical account of historical books about Britain written for children, including realist novels, non-fiction, fantasy and alternative histories. It also investigates the literary, ideological and philosophical challenges involved in writing about the past, especially for an audience whose knowledge of history is often limited.

Author Biography

Hallie ODonovan is a critic of childrens literature, and lives in Dublin, Ireland.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgementsp. viii
Introduction: That Was Then?p. 1
The Eagle Has Landed: Representing the Roman Invasion of Britain in Texts for Childrenp. 17
Once, Future, Sometime, Never: Arthur in Historyp. 48
'She Be Faking It': Authenticity and Anachronismp. 73
Dreams of Things That Never Were: Authenticity and Genrep. 106
Ancestral Voices, Prophesying Warp. 144
Patterns of Historyp. 163
Notesp. 186
Bibliographyp. 189
Indexp. 198
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