Children's Literature: A Reader's History, from Aesop to Harry Potter

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1. Papyrus text of the labors of Hercules (3rd c. AD)22
2. Nature on the margins (13th c.)73
3. Letters and animals (1703)112
4. Frontispiece to Robinson Crusoe (1719)143
5. Front page of The Boy's Own Paper (1879)158
6. Front page of The Union Jack (1880)159
7. Types of faces (1908)187
8. Faces in the crowd (1950)187
9. “Nonsense Botany” (c. 1860s)198
10. The philologist as wizard (c. 1910)219
11. Rumpelstiltskin (1889)221
12. The world ash tree and the cosmography of Norse mythology (1908)226
13. John Millais, Ophelia (1851)235
14. “They looked at her.” (1908)237
15. “She balanced herself uprightly.” (1908)238
16. John Waterhouse, The Lady of Shalott (1888)240
17. “He pulled close to the pile.” (1908)240
18. Children's tea party (c. 1900)252
19. Sir Herbert Beerbohm Tree as Caliban (1904)256
20. Frontispiece to The Story of Mankind (1921)280
21. Struwwelpeter (1845)291
22. The Frog Prince (1874)324
23. “UVWXYZ” (1886)325

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