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The Pied Pipers: Interviews With The Influential Creators Of Childrens Literature Emma  Fisher

The Pied Pipers: Interviews With The Influential Creators Of Childrens Literature

Emma Fisher

Published January 1st 1975
ISBN : 9780846700388
Hardcover
320 pages
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 About the Book 

The last thirty years have seen radical changes in childrens literature. These changes are the culmination of a trend that began with John Newbery, the first publisher to make childrens literature his sole business. The great childrens authors ofMoreThe last thirty years have seen radical changes in childrens literature. These changes are the culmination of a trend that began with John Newbery, the first publisher to make childrens literature his sole business. The great childrens authors of the 19th and early 20th century - Lewis Carroll, Edward Lear, Kenneth Grahame - all advanced the trend.Since World War II, however, talent and energy have been poured into childrens literature at an unprecedented rate. There are more people writing for children than ever before - people like Roald Dahl, Maurice Sendak, Dr. Seuss, E.B. White. Each of these authors is a Pied Piper who commands the complete attention o his readers.In spite of this explosion of activity, little is known even about the most important childrens authors. Who are they? Why do they write? How do they work? What are their backgrounds? It is not even outlandish to ask what they think of children.The Pied Pipers answers most of these too-rarely asked questions. The book consists of interviews with many of todays most important childrens writers and illustrators. It reveals exciting insights into childrens literature, and the men and women who create it.