An Enemy at Green Knowe

Author: Lucy Maria Boston

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780152024819

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 171

View: 3035


The inhabitants of Green Knowe become involved with black magic when a modern-day witch attempts to find books of witchcraft supposedly hidden in the old house by a mad seventeenth-century alchemist.

The Continuum Encyclopedia of Children's Literature

Author: Bernice E. Cullinan,Diane Goetz Person

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9780826417787

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 863

View: 1547


Provides articles covering children's literature from around the world as well as biographical and critical reviews of authors including Avi, C.S. Lewis, J.K. Rowling, and Anno Mitsumasa.

Science Fiction and Fantasy Literature, Vol 1

Author: R. Reginald

Publisher: Wildside Press LLC

ISBN: 0941028755

Category: Reference

Page: 800

View: 3370


Science Fiction and Fantasy Literature, A Checklist, 1700-1974, Volume one of Two, contains an Author Index, Title Index, Series Index, Awards Index, and the Ace and Belmont Doubles Index.

Why Was Billy Bunter Never Really Expelled?

and another Twenty-Five Mysteries of Children's Literature

Author: Dennis Butts,Peter Hunt

Publisher: ISD LLC

ISBN: 0718847911

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 180

View: 8564


After the success of How Did Long John Silver Lose His Leg?, Dennis Butts and Peter Hunt take their forensic lenses to more mysteries that have troubled readers of children's books over the centuries. Their questions range from the historical to the philosophical, some of which are puzzling, some of which are controversial: Why does it seem there are no Nursery Rhymes before 1744? Why did God start to die in children's books long before Nietzsche noticed it? Why are the schoolgirls at Enid Blyton's St Clare's so horrible? Why are there so many dead parents littering children's books? Why does C.S. Lewis annoy so many people? Why Was Billy Bunter Never Really Expelled? also reveals how an elephant captures Adolph Hitler, who was Biggles's great love, and whose side G.A. Henty was on in the American Civil War, and delivers a plethora of erudite, entertaining answers to questions that you may not have thought of asking. And notably, of course, it explains why William George Bunter, the Fat Owl of the Remove, was never permanently removed from Greyfriars School.

The River at Green Knowe

Author: Lucy Maria Boston

Publisher: Harcourt Childrens Books

ISBN: 9780156777018

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 153

View: 7719


Ida, Oskar, and Ping could not imagine a more perfect place for a holiday of pure adventure--the ancient manor house of Green Knowe set beside a wonderful river strewn with islands. As soon as they find the old canoe, they begin to explore, by day and night.

Worlds Within

Children's Fantasy from the Middle Ages to Today

Author: Sheila A. Egoff

Publisher: Chicago : American Library Association


Category: Children

Page: 339

View: 2841


Traces the development of fantasy literature for children from the seventeenth century to the 1980s and discusses specific works

A Sense of Story

Essays on Contemporary Writers for Children

Author: John Rowe Townsend

Publisher: Longman Publishing Group


Category: Authors, American

Page: 215

View: 2029


This book is an introduction to the work of nineteen leading English-language writers for children. It mixes American, British and Australian writers; it includes brief biographical details and notes by the authors on themselves and their books.