The Norton Anthology of Children’s Literature The Norton Anthology of Children’s Literature The Norton Anthology of Children’s Literature The Norton Anthology of Children’s Literature The Norton Anthology of Children’s Literature
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:: The Norton Anthology of Children's Literature ::Welcome to the student Web companion to The Norton Anthology of Children's Literature. This site features:
Our first encounters with literature take place in childhood, an age saturated with narratives that range from lullabies and hymns, fairy tales and bedtime stories, alphabets and how-to books, jokes and comic strips, beginning readers and school stories, to novels of fantasy, science fiction, and adventure. As children we listen to many different stories, become acquainted with their rhythms, learn to read narratives and create our own. As adults, we continue this literary tradition through our customs, deep-rooted and beloved, of nurturing, educating, and entertaining children. These customs, and the practices they engender, have profoundly influenced social structures and cultural mores throughout the ages. Indeed, the literature of childhood both establishes the foundations of literacy and interacts with literary history in general.
- from the Preface