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The Godmothers of Children's Literature

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The Godmothers of Children's Literature

<p>The most important books are those we read in childhood. They will be our companions for the rest of our lives. But it was only in the latter Victorian period that children’s literature emerged

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The most important books are those we read in childhood. They will be our companions for the rest of our lives. But it was only in the latter Victorian period that children’s literature emerged as a real artistic force. Those writers, often the breadwinners in difficult domestic situations, created works that fulfil the definition of a classic: our lives would be poorer without them. Join us to look at some of the most influential of those early children’s writers, exploring their lives and the reasons they wrote what they did, and what makes their books live on.


SUGGESTED READING

  • Seven Little Australians / Ethel Turner
  • The Little Larrikin / Ethel Turner
  • Dot and the Kangaroo / Ethel Pedley
  • Anne of Green Gables / L. M. Montgomery
  • Emily of New Moon / L. M. Montgomery
  • The Treasure Seekers / E. Nesbit
  • The Secret Garden / Frances Hodgson Burnett
  • The Tale of Peter Rabbit / Beatrix Potter
  • Snugglepot and Cuddlepie / May Gibbs
  • Norah of Billabong / Mary Grant Bruce
  • Little House on the Prairie / Laura Ingalls Wilder
  • Daddy Long Legs / Jean Webster
  • Dear Enemy / Jean Webster


COURSE OUTLINE

  • Ethel Turner and Ethel Pedley
  • L. M. Montgomery
  • E. Nesbit and Frances Hodgson Burnett
  • Beatrix Potter and May Gibbs
  • Mary Grant Bruce and Laura Ingalls Wilder
  • Jean Webster


PLANNED LEARNING OUTCOMES
By the end of this course, students should be able to:

  1. Outline the life and achievements of
    • Ethel Turner
    • Ethel Pedley
    • L. M. Montgomery
    • E. Nesbit
    • Frances Hodgson Burnett
    • Beatrix Potter
    • May Gibbs
    • Mary Grant Bruce
    • Laura Ingalls Wilder
    • Jean Webster
  2. Identify
    • cultural contexts
    • personal influences
  3. Assess their books according to
    • significance and influence
    • themes they explored, and their meanings at the time, and today.
    • literary quality
  4. Remember with pleasure what these books meant to you growing up
  5. Want to read and re read.