Childrens Books: Page Fright ; Why Is It So Hard to Find Books Boys Will Enjoy? Amanda Craig Begins Our Children's Books Special with Recommendations for the Most Reluctant
Craig, Amanda, The Independent (London, England)
You may or may not revel in the fact that girls are now outstripping boys academically, but there is little doubt that boys have particular problems finding books they like. Many tried and tested authors are slipping out of print: try getting hold of some Rider Haggard, and you'll see what I mean.Why is this? Is it that women now vastly outnumber men in publishing? Is it that publishers no longer understand that the children's market continually renews itself as new generations of readers discover old authors? Great children's novels, such as the Narnia and Tintin series, of course appeal to both sexes. But what of those which lack the marketing muscle behind these? …
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Publication information: Article title: Childrens Books: Page Fright ; Why Is It So Hard to Find Books Boys Will Enjoy? Amanda Craig Begins Our Children's Books Special with Recommendations for the Most Reluctant. Contributors: Craig, Amanda - Author. Newspaper title: The Independent (London, England). Publication date: August 6, 2000. Page number: 31,32,33. © 2009 The Independent - London. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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