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Conclusion to Evaluating children’s books : a critical look : aesthetic, social, and political aspects of analyzing and using children’s books (Papers presented at the Allerton Park Institute held October 25-27, 1992)

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Title: Conclusion to Evaluating children’s books : a critical look : aesthetic, social, and political aspects of analyzing and using children’s books (Papers presented at the Allerton Park Institute held October 25-27, 1992)
Author(s): Sutton, Roger
Subject(s): Children --Books and reading Book reviewing
Abstract: It is amazing, in a three-day conference devoted to the subject of evaluating books for children and young adults, that not one speaker has given much attention to the question, "What is a good book?" It reminds me of the first day of a college English class where the professor, the late, lamented Beverle Houston, sat at the head of the seminar table, blew an impressive smoke ring into the air above us, and majestically announced that there was no such thing as a good book. We senior English majors, each passionately attached to various books, authors, or centuries, were aghast, dismayed at the thought that four years of fancy education had just gone down the drain.
Issue Date: 1993
Publisher: Graduate School of Library and Information Science, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Citation Info: In B. Hearne and R. Sutton (eds) Evaluating children’s books : a critical look : aesthetic, social, and political aspects of analyzing and using children’s books (Papers presented at the Allerton Park Institute held October 25-27, 1992): 149-150.
Series/Report: Allerton Park Institute (34nd : 1992)
Genre: Conference Paper / Presentation
Type: Text
Language: English
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2142/638
ISBN: 0-87845-092-0
ISSN: 0536-4604
Publication Status: published or submitted for publication
Date Available in IDEALS: 2007-04-16
 

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