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Short presentation about the history of (British) children's books and some typical aspects. Presentation given for fellow students at CLT, Leuven, 2009.

Short presentation about the history of (British) children's books and some typical aspects. Presentation given for fellow students at CLT, Leuven, 2009.

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  • 1. British Children’s books
    A historical overview and some typical aspects.
  • 2. Fables and fairy tales
    Aesop's Fables (500 BC - 1484)
    Tales of Mother Goose - Charles Perrault (1685/1729)
    Grimm's Fairy Tales - Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm (1812/1823)
    Fairy Tales - Hans Christian Andersen – (1835/1846)
    several of the classic tales are gruesome and were not originally collected for children
  • 3. Books for adults or children?
    Robinson Crusoe - Daniel Defoe - 1719
    Gulliver's Travels - Jonathan Swift - 1726
    Ivanhoe - Walter Scott - 1819
    The Three Musketeers - Alexandre Dumas, père - 1844
    David Copperfield - Charles Dickens – 1850
    Baron von Münchhausen – 1875
    Black Beauty - Anna Sewell - 1877
    Treasure Island - Robert Louis Stevenson - 1883
  • 4. First (real) children’s picture books
    Slovenly Peter (1845) – Heinrich Hoffmann (translated by Marc Twain)
    A Little Pretty Pocket-Book (1744) - John Newbery
  • 5. The Victorian Era
    Reign of Queen Victoria (1837-1901)
    long period of prosperity for the British people
    profits gained from the overseas British Empire
    Industrialisation(Mass production of printed books)
    Development of an educated middle class
    Golden age for children’s books (classics)
    (note: child labour)
  • 6. Some Classics
    Alice's Adventures in Wonderland - Lewis Carroll – 1865
    Through the Looking-Glass - Lewis Carroll - 1871
    The Jungle Book - Rudyard Kipling - 1894
    The Wonderful Wizard of Oz - L. Frank Baum - 1900
    The Tale of Peter Rabbit - Beatrix Potter - 1902
    King Arthur and His Knights - Howard Pyle - 1902-3
    Peter Pan - J. M. Barrie - 1904
    The Wind in the Willows - Kenneth Grahame - 1908
  • 7. Interbellum (1918-1939)
    Winnie-the-Pooh (1926) and The House at Pooh Corner (1928) by A. A. Milne.
    Little House on the Prairie (1935) by Laura Ingalls Wilder
    The Hobbit or There and Back Again (1937) by J. R. R. Tolkien: an early example of the modern lighthearted quest fantasy
  • 8. After 1940
    End of the English dominance on the children’s book market
    Producing picture books becomes cheaper
    Huge influence of the Disney Studio’s (and Hollywood)
    The Chronicles Of Narnia (1949-1954) by C. S. Lewis
    The Lord of the Rings (1954 - 1955) by J.R.R. Tolkien.
    The Cat in the Hat (1957) by Dr. Seuss: First high quality limited-vocabulary book, written for early readers
    Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (1964) by Roald Dahl
    Harry Potter (1997) by J.K. Rowling
  • 9. Typical British?
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  • 16. Typical British? Nope
  • 17. Typical British… some aspects
    Elements of the English countryside
    The influence of a cartoon tradition
    A lot of humour (variety)
    Unpredictable (and nonsense stories)
    Not afraid of scary, frightening or creepy elements or atmosphere
    A lot of fantasy elements
    Less arty farty (in picture books)
  • 18. Thank you