The Resource How did Long John Silver lose his leg? : and twenty-six other mysteries of children's literature, Dennis Butts and Peter Hunt

How did Long John Silver lose his leg? : and twenty-six other mysteries of children's literature, Dennis Butts and Peter Hunt

Label
How did Long John Silver lose his leg? : and twenty-six other mysteries of children's literature
Title
How did Long John Silver lose his leg?
Title remainder
and twenty-six other mysteries of children's literature
Statement of responsibility
Dennis Butts and Peter Hunt
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Contributor
Author
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Language
eng
Summary
How did Long John Silver Lose His Leg? is a wonderfully diverting tour through some of the best-loved classics of children's literature, addressing many of the unanswered questions that inspire intense speculation when the books are laid down. Could Bobbie's train really have stopped in time (The Railway Children)? Did Beatrix Potter have the 'flu in 1909, and did this lead to a certain darkness in her work (The Tale of Mr Tod)? Would the 'rugby football' played by Tom Brown be recognised by sportsmen today (Tom Brown's Schooldays)? Having established the cultural importance of children's books in the modern age, the authors also consider the more serious issues posed by the genre. Why are we so defensive of the idyllic worlds presented in children's books? Why have some of our best-loved authors been outed as neglectful parents to their own children? Should we ever separate the book from its creator and appreciate the works of writers convicted of crimes against children? A treat for any enthusiast of children's literature, this entertaining book provides rich detail, witty explication, and serious food for thought
Cataloging source
TEFOD
Dewey number
823.0099282
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PR830.C513
LC item number
B888 2013eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Label
How did Long John Silver lose his leg? : and twenty-six other mysteries of children's literature, Dennis Butts and Peter Hunt
Publication
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unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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  • net
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online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn952051088
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource
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unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780718841935
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unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations
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  • 22573/ctt1cg4w8q
  • f292e663-f763-4826-b1bb-c7c3917c0ab1
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not applicable
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.b34710279
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unknown
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unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
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  • (OCoLC)952051088
  • jstor071884193X

Library Locations

    • Deakin University Library - Geelong Waurn Ponds CampusBorrow it
      75 Pigdons Road, Waurn Ponds, Victoria, 3216, AU
      -38.195656 144.304955
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