Children's authors speak by Jeannine Lackey Laughlin, Sherry Laughlin

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The Junior Book of Authors. , rev. New York: Wilson, 1951. ; and Viguers, R. H. A Critical History of Children's Literature. rev. ed. New York: Macmillan, 1969. O'Dell, Scott. Speech delivered at the annual USM Children's Book Festival, Hattiesburg, Mississippi, March 1979. , ed. Children's Book Review Index. Detroit: Gale Research, 1975. Page 9 The Voice of the Storyteller in the Tradition of Children's Literature: 1982 Brian Alderson The critical study of children's literature of the past is still very much in its infancy.

They may be anonymous, but it is an anonymity springing from the countless artists who perfected their rhythm. The lack of character in so many books specially written for children stems from the mechanical purveying of standard plots in tired language. In observing the development of children's literature, it is interesting to watch how resistance to the pull of "the tradition" asserts itself, only to be as regularly overcome. During the eighteenth century it is fair to say that a concern about conduct was uppermost in the minds of all who wrote for children.

The Junior Book of Authors. , rev. New York: Wilson, 1951. ; and Viguers, R. H. A Critical History of Children's Literature. rev. ed. New York: Macmillan, 1969. O'Dell, Scott. Speech delivered at the annual USM Children's Book Festival, Hattiesburg, Mississippi, March 1979. , ed. Children's Book Review Index. Detroit: Gale Research, 1975. Page 9 The Voice of the Storyteller in the Tradition of Children's Literature: 1982 Brian Alderson The critical study of children's literature of the past is still very much in its infancy.

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