The vintage book contains a complete guide to writing children's literature, and includes wealth of information on every aspect of writing books and plays for young people. Although old, the contents of this volume will be of considerable utility to modern readers with an interest in the subject. Contents include: “Preparing the Ground”, “Titles”, “Fairy and Dragon Stories”, “Animal and Nature Stories”, “Adventure Stories”, “Sporting and School Tales”, “Points to Remember”, “Editors”, “Markets for Manuscripts”, “Lengths”, “Submissions”, “Children's Plays”, “The Serial and Series Books”, “Writing for B.B.C.”, “Verse for Children”, “Ideas Unlimited”, et cetera. Many vintage books such as this are increasingly scarce and expensive. It is with this in mind that we are republishing this volume now in an affordable, modern edition complete with a specially commissioned new introduction。 This book was first published in 1929.
This book reappraises the place of children's literature, showing it to be a creative space where writers and illustrators try out new ideas about books, society, and narratives in an age of instant communication and multi-media. It looks at the stories about the world and young people; the interaction with changing childhoods and new technologies.
"Only boring people get bored…Interesting people can always find something to be interested in." That’s what Tom Trelawney’s father says, anyway. Tom shouldn’t have been interested in playing with matches but he was...bored. Now the shed is in ashes and strange Uncle Harvey is the only one willing to have him stay while his parents vacation Tom soon discovers Harvey is going to South America on a treasure hunt and though nephews aren’t invited, he manages to tag along. Before it’s over he’ll drive a car, fire a gun and run for his life. Tom realizes that life may be about following the rules, but survival may be about breaking them.