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"No equally comprehensive analysis of the distinctive national traits of children's literature has been hitherto available." So wrote Alice M. Jordan in the March/April 1943 Horn Book after reading the manuscript of Paul Hazard's Books, Children and Men, which was published by The Horn Book, Inc., in 1944. Here is a book which discusses children's books - their past and pre "No equally comprehensive analysis of the distinctive national traits of children's literature has been hitherto available." So wrote Alice M. Jordan in the March/April 1943 Horn Book after reading the manuscript of Paul Hazard's Books, Children and Men, which was published by The Horn Book, Inc., in 1944. Here is a book which discusses children's books - their past and present - with pleasure and with gusto. Written by an eminent French scholar, well known in this country also, the book has the spirit of the happy traveler rather than that of the study. When Prof. Hazard discusses national traits in relation to children's books, he writes of countries which he has visited and of whose literature he has first-hand knowledge. The result is a book unliked any other now existing in English.


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"No equally comprehensive analysis of the distinctive national traits of children's literature has been hitherto available." So wrote Alice M. Jordan in the March/April 1943 Horn Book after reading the manuscript of Paul Hazard's Books, Children and Men, which was published by The Horn Book, Inc., in 1944. Here is a book which discusses children's books - their past and pre "No equally comprehensive analysis of the distinctive national traits of children's literature has been hitherto available." So wrote Alice M. Jordan in the March/April 1943 Horn Book after reading the manuscript of Paul Hazard's Books, Children and Men, which was published by The Horn Book, Inc., in 1944. Here is a book which discusses children's books - their past and present - with pleasure and with gusto. Written by an eminent French scholar, well known in this country also, the book has the spirit of the happy traveler rather than that of the study. When Prof. Hazard discusses national traits in relation to children's books, he writes of countries which he has visited and of whose literature he has first-hand knowledge. The result is a book unliked any other now existing in English.

40 review for Books, Children and Men

  1. 4 out of 5

    Ane

    I would highlight three elements that form the foundation of the book: the impressive introduction, the beautiful words dedicated to Andersen's work and the evaluation of children's literature by geographical ranges. Essentially, encourages and enlivens the forgetfulness of that brutal laughter and shrieking that characterises children. I would highlight three elements that form the foundation of the book: the impressive introduction, the beautiful words dedicated to Andersen's work and the evaluation of children's literature by geographical ranges. Essentially, encourages and enlivens the forgetfulness of that brutal laughter and shrieking that characterises children.

  2. 5 out of 5

    Jeffrey

    Although published in French in 1933 and in the US in 1943, Hazard's sprightly text is passionate, compelling and thoughtfully plotted out as he explores the world of children's literature, not from the typical English perspective but from a truly European point of view and places children's literature as part of literature as a whole with wonderful acumen and depth - a lovely book indeed! Very Northrop Frye! Although published in French in 1933 and in the US in 1943, Hazard's sprightly text is passionate, compelling and thoughtfully plotted out as he explores the world of children's literature, not from the typical English perspective but from a truly European point of view and places children's literature as part of literature as a whole with wonderful acumen and depth - a lovely book indeed! Very Northrop Frye!

  3. 4 out of 5

    LeAnne

    Worth reading even if it was written in the 1940s.

  4. 4 out of 5

    Tim

  5. 4 out of 5

    Javaria Amjad

  6. 4 out of 5

    GatheringBooks

  7. 5 out of 5

    Kira

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    Charlotte

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    Anne White

  10. 5 out of 5

    Dana

  11. 5 out of 5

    Dubravka

  12. 5 out of 5

    Collin

  13. 5 out of 5

    Mary Alice

  14. 5 out of 5

    Ramon Sunico

  15. 4 out of 5

    Alice

  16. 5 out of 5

    Fernanda Santos

  17. 5 out of 5

    Bethany

  18. 5 out of 5

    Will

  19. 5 out of 5

    Monica

  20. 4 out of 5

    Thomas

  21. 5 out of 5

    Maya

  22. 4 out of 5

    Amy Martin

  23. 5 out of 5

    Rabbit-Heart

  24. 4 out of 5

    Rose

  25. 5 out of 5

    Munif

  26. 5 out of 5

    altough2008

  27. 4 out of 5

    UK

  28. 5 out of 5

    Kristin McIlhagga

  29. 5 out of 5

    beeswax

  30. 4 out of 5

    Eliana Roitman

  31. 5 out of 5

    Katz!

  32. 5 out of 5

    Jayne Ekins

  33. 5 out of 5

    Annette Wannamaker

  34. 4 out of 5

    اليازية خليفة

  35. 5 out of 5

    Cara Byrne

  36. 4 out of 5

    Amzuer Huang

  37. 5 out of 5

    Jordan Carlson

  38. 4 out of 5

    Laura Clawson

  39. 4 out of 5

    Luis Miguel (violencevintage)

  40. 5 out of 5

    Neda

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