LIT 4334: The Golden Age of Children's Literature

Children’s Literature Bibliography

Children’s Literature Bibliography

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Winnie-the-Pooh Bibliography



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Five Children and It bibliography


Drout, Michael D.C. J.R.R. Tolkien Encyclopedia: Scholarship And Critical Assessment. London: Routledge. 2006. Print

“The New York Review of Books.” The Writing of E. Nesbit by Gore Vidal. N.p., n.d. Web. 02 Apr. 2013.

Briggs, Julia. Edith Nesbit: A Woman of Passion. Stroud, Gloucestershire [England: Tempus Pub., 2007. Print.

Smith, Michelle. “E. Nesbit’s Psammead Trilogy: Reconfiguring Time, Nation, and Gender.” English Literature in Transition, 1880-1920 52.3 (2009): 298311. Print.

Parker, Sam. “Jacqueline Wilson On Writing ‘Four Children And It…’ (INTERVIEW).” The Huffington Post UK. N.p., 20 Sept. 2012. Web. 31 Mar. 2013.


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Peter and Wendy Bibliography

“10 Disney Characters Who Stirred Up Controversy.” Graphic Design Degrees. N.p., 2013. <;.

“AWN | Animation World Network.” Peter Pan: Hook, Line and Tinker. Animation World Network. VFX World. 15 Jan. 2004. Web. <;.

Barrie, J. M. Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens and Peter and Wendy. New York: Oxford, 2008. Print. Oxford World’s Classics.

“Crowther, Bosley. “The Screen: Disney’s ‘Peter Pan’ Bows.” The New York Times. 12 Feb. 1953. Web. <;.

Hanson, Bruce K. Peter Pan on Stage and Screen, 1904-2010, McFarland (2011), pp. 151–53. Print.

“J.M. Barrie’s Boy Castaways”. Beinecke Library. Acessed March 22, 2013. Web. <;

McGavock, Karen. “The Riddle of His Being: An Exploration of Peter Pan’s Perpetually Altering State” Peter Pan in and Out of Time: A Children’s Classic at 100. Lanham, Maryland: Scarecrow Press, 2006. 195-215. Print.


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Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens Bibliography

Academic Sources:

Barrie, J.M. Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens. New York: Oxford University Press Inc., 2008. Print.

Barrie, J.M. The Little White Bird. New York: C. Scribner’s sons, 1915. eBook. < little white bird j.m. barrie&ix=kw&fl=bo&V=D&S=0271363712044011&I=6>

Birkin, Andrew. J.M. Barrie and the lost boys. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2003. Print.

“J.M. Barrie.” Encyclopædia Britannica. Encyclopædia Britannica Online. Encyclopædia Britannica Inc., 2013. Web. 19 Mar. 2013. <>.

Griffith, John. “Making Wishes Innocent: Peter Pan.” The Lion and the Unicorn. 3.1 (1979): n. page. Web. 19 Mar. 2013. <;.

Nonacademic Sources:

“Biography: True Story.” J.M. Barrie Biography. A E Networks, n.d. Web. 19 Mar 2013. <;.

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The Wizard of Oz Bibliography

Hearn, Michael Patrick. The Critical Heritage Edition of the Wizard of Oz. New York, Schocken, 1986.

Littlefield, Henry. “The Wizard of Oz: Parable on Populism.” American Quarterly. v. 16, 3, Spring 1964, 47–58.

“‘Oz’ Author Kept Intentions to Himself”. The New York Times Company. February 7, 1992

Rogers, Katharine M. L. Frank Baum, Creator of Oz: A Biography. New York, St. Martin’s Press, 2002.

Sale, Roger. Fairy Tales and After: From Snow White to E. B. White. Cambridge, MA, Harvard University Press, 1978.

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Alice in Wonderland Bibliography

“7 Things to Do.” Winnipeg Free Press. 16 Jan 2011: 65534. Winnipeg Free Press Co. 07 Feb 2013.

“Alice’s Fantastic Wanderings Make Delicious Theater Fare: [FINAL Edition].” The Washington Post [Washington, D.C.] 23 Nov. 2006, sec. 4: n. pag. The Washington Post Company. Web. 7 Feb. 2013.

Carpenter, Humphrey (1985). Secret Gardens: The Golden Age of Children’s Literature. Houghton Mifflin.

Carroll, Lewis (1939) The Complete Works of Lewis Carroll. With an Introduction by Alexander Woollcott and the Illustrations by John Tenniel. London: The Nonesuch Library.

Clark, Anne (1981) The Real Alice. London: Michael Joseph.

Landman, James. “Using Literature to Teach the Rule of Law.” Social Education 72.4 (2008): 165+. Academic OneFile. Web. 7 Feb. 2013.

Leach, Karoline. “Lewis Carroll: A Myth in the Making.” Victorian Web. 08 February 2013. <htt


“Lewis Carroll: Reality and Myth.” Carroll Myth. 07 February 2013. < http://www.carrollmyth.c om/index.html>.

Malkki, Aila. “Translating Emotions Across Time: Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland.” The Electronic Journal of the Department of English at the University of Helsinki 5 (2009): n. pag. Print.

Pudney, John (1976) Lewis Carroll and His World. London: Thames and Hudson

Wullschläger, Jackie. "Inventing Wonderland : The Lives and Fantasies of Lewis Carroll, Edward Lear, J.M. Barrie, Kenneth Grahame, and A.A. Milne." (1995): Web.




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Grammar Post: MLA Citations and Work Cited

As we discussed last week, the Modern Language Association (MLA) establishes the style most often used in English and other humanities courses.  This week, we will look at the MLA style standards for quoting and citing various kinds of texts. When we talk about citations, there are always 2 parts: the in-text citation and the Work Cited page.

In-Text Citations

It is important as you are writing your essays to signal to the reader when you are quoting, paraphrasing or summarizing the ideas of another author.  Using citations helps you to avoid any appearance of borrowing someone else’s ideas without attribution (otherwise known as plagiarism) and it also helps your own ideas stand out. Read the rest of this entry »

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Bibliography for Charles Kingsley’s “The Water-Babies”

Below is the bibliography that informed the presentation, by Jess Ferro and Jose Cardona, that will be given tomorrow, January 22nd, on Charles Kingsley’s The Water-Babies.

-Butts, Dennis. “Muscular Christianity and the Adventure Story”. Children’s Literature and Social Change: Some Case Studies from Barbara Hofland to Philip Pullman. Cambridge: The Lutterworth Press, 2010. 23-35. Print.

-Carpenter, Humphrey. “Parson Lot takes a cold bath: Charles Kingsley and The Water-Babies­”. Secret Gardens: A Study of the Golden Age of Children’s Literature. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1985. 23-43. Print.

-Douglas-Fairhurst, Robert. “Introduction”. The Water-Babies. By Charles Kingsley. 1863. Oxford: Oxford UP, 2013. Kindle E-Book.

-Manlove, Colin. “Charles Kingsley: The Water-Babies”. Christian Fantasy. Notre Dame, IN: University of Notre Dame Press, 1992. 183-208. Print.

-Murphy, Ruth. “Darwin and 1860s Children’s Literature: Belief, Myth or Detritus.” Journal of Literature and Science 5.2 (2012): 5-21. Web. <>.

-Murray, Sabina. Tales of the New World. New York: Black Cat, 2011. Google Books. Web.

-Pope-Hennessy. Canon Charles Kingsley: A Biography. London: Chatto and Wilson, 1948. Print.

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Bibliography: Fairy Tales

Ashliman, D L. Folk and Fairy Tales: A Handbook. Westport, Conn: Greenwood Press, 2004. Print.

A discussion of the tale-types and systems used to classify these texts.

Bettelheim, Bruno. The Uses of Enchantment: The Meaning and Importance of Fairy Tales. New York: Vintage Books, 1977. Print.

A very important academic book, talking about the psychology of fairy tales and the necessary effects they have on children.  Considered an important text in children’s literature.

Heiner, Heidi Anne. SurLaLune Fairy Tales.  8 Nov 2012. Website.  8 Jan 2013.

A collection of fairy tales on-line, including some criticism and discussion.

Maslin, Sue. Re-Enchantment. ABC Studios. 2012. Website. 8 Jan 2013.

A multi-genre collection of tales, criticism, images, videos, interviews with scholars, writers and filmmakers.

Tatar, Maria. The Hard Facts of the Grimms’ Fairy Tales. Princeton, N.J: Princeton University Press, 2003. Print.

Written by the editor of The Classic Fairy Tales, this goes into great detail about the Grimm’s stories.

Warner, Marina. From the Beast to the Blonde: On Fairy Tales and Their Tellers. London: Chatto & Windus, 1994. Print.

Approaches analysis of fairy tales from a contemporary feminist lens.

Zipes, Jack. Beauties, Beasts, and Enchantment: Classic French Fairy Tales. New York: New American Library, 1989. Print.

—. The Great Fairy Tale Tradition: From Straparola and Basile to the Brothers Grimm : Texts, Criticism. New York: W.W. Norton, 2001. Print.

—. When Dreams Came True: Classical Fairy Tales and Their Tradition. New York: Routledge, 1999. Print.

Zipes is one of the big names in folk tale studies in the US – he is prolific and has written TONS of books on the various folk tales, fairy tales, adaptations, and revisions of these stories over time. We will read an essay by him, but he also has tons of books on the subject (these are just a few.)  He is an academic, but his texts tend to be pretty easy to read and follow.

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