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WHO'S WHO IN CHILDREN'S BOOKS: A TREASURY OF THE FAMILIAR CHARACTERS OF CHILDHOOD., Fisher, Margery.

Author Name    Fisher, Margery.

Title   WHO'S WHO IN CHILDREN'S BOOKS: A TREASURY OF THE FAMILIAR CHARACTERS OF CHILDHOOD.

Binding   Hard Cover

Book Condition   Very Good

Jacket Condition   Very Good

Publisher   New York Holt, Rinehart and Winston 1975

ISBN Number    0030150914 / 9780030150913

Illustrator   Various.

Seller ID   27678

399 pp, 10" H. Pictorial endpapers, profusely illustrated throughout with b&w drawings and colour plates. "Who does not have vivid memories of characters from the books of childhood? Alice in Wonderland, Brer Rabbit, Dr Dolittle, Paddington Bear, the Railway Children, Winnie the Pooh, Tom Sawyer - the list is endless. Many names are so familiar - favourites from generation to generation - that they need no repeating; others are half forgotten; some may be almost unknown. This book is for everyone who wishes to recapture those memories and to find fresh inspiration for reading. It is a personal collection of characters from the world of children's fiction, by an author widely known and respected for her extensive knowledge on the subject. Entries include not only human characters but humanized or personalized animals, toys and vehicles, fairy and folk tale characters. The distinctive qualities of each are evoked in the writing - their appearance, mannerisms, speech, details of background, their role within the story - so that the reader recaptures or is introduced to the essential personality of the character concerned. From Margery Fisher's pertinent critical comments one is given an indication of the quality and status of the book in question. Approximately 400 illustrations accompany the text, showing not only the well-known representations of the characters, but title pages, authors' photographs, and scenes from film treatments. This is an invaluable treasury in which to look up characters from children's books, trace where they appeared, find their authors and first publication dates. It will inspire enthusiasm to read books not previously known and can be read by anyone for pure enjoyment." Minor edge wear, minor wrinkling at top of spine, previous owner's name and date on half-title page. Dust jacket has light edge wrinkling, tiny dent on spine.

Children's  Stories,  Dictionaries,  Characters  In  Literature,  Juvenile  Classics,  Synopses,  Lloyd  Alexander,  Edward  Ardizzone,  Enid  Blyton,  Angela  Brazil,  Virginia  Lee  Burton,  Beverley  Cleary,  Kenneth  Grahame,  Frances  Hodgson  Burnett,  Rudyard  Kipling,  Charles  Kingsley,  C.S.  Lewis,  Andrew  Lang,  Edward  Lear,  Ursula  Le  Guin,  John  Mansfield,  William  Mayne,  A.A.  Milne,  Mrs.  Molesworth,  Edith  Nesbit,  Mary  Norton,  A.  Philippa  Pearce,  Beatrix  Potter,  Arthur  Ransome,  Talbot  Baines  Reed,  Joan  Robinson,  Diana  Ross,  Malcolm  Saville,  Maurice  Sendak,  Howard  Spring,  Catherine  Storr,  Noel  Streatfeild,  Rosemary  Sutcliff,  William  Makepeace  Thackeray,  Ernest  Thompson  Seton,  J.R.R.  Tolkien,  Geoffrey  Trease,  Henry  Treece,  Bertha  Upton,  Florence,  Alison  Uttley,  E.B.  White,  Barbara  Willard. 

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