Volume 17, Number 1, June 1993

Table of Contents

Kiddie Lit(e): The Dumbing Down of Children's Literature

Editor's Note: Kiddie Lit(e): The Dumbing Down of Children's Literature

pp. v-ix
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"Get with the Program!": The Mass- and Direct-Marketing of Children's Literature

pp. 1-14
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"Yes, but I'm Eleven": An Editor's Perspective on Condescension in Children's Literature

pp. 15-21
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Writing Wrongs: Revising a Children's Book Manuscript

pp. 22-27
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Manufacturing Kiddie Lit[e]: The Process and Politics of Abridging History

pp. 28-36
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Can Children's Poetry Matter?

pp. 37-44
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Under the Window and Afternoon Tea: "Twirling the Same Blade of Grass"

pp. 45-56
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The Dynamics of Dumbing: The Case of Merlin

pp. 57-72
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Polistopolis and Torquilstone: Nesbit, Eager, and the Question of Imitation

pp. 73-82
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Moral Simplification in Disney's The Little Mermaid

pp. 83-92
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Book Reviews

Evidences of Childhood

pp. 93-95
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The Huge Motley Field of Early British Children's Literature

pp. 96-99
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The Defeminization of British Boyhood

pp. 100-102
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International Trends in Children's Literature

pp. 103-107
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Professional Notes and Announcements

p. 108
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Contributors' Notes

pp. 109-111
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