Why readers read what writers write
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Hugh Crago is co-author (with Maureen Crago) ofPrelude to Literacy (1983). His new book,A Family in Time, will be published in 1994 by McPhee-Gribble/Penguin (Melbourne). “Why Readers Read What Writers Write” is an edited version of Chapter 1 of a forthcoming book entitledStories Make Us Make Stories.
- “Wild Things,” December 1967, 359–360.
- See, e.g., Frank Whitehead, A. C. Capey, Wendy Maddren, and A. Wellings,Children and Their Books: London: MacMillan, Schools Council Publication, 1977.
- “Stories from a Victorian nursery,”Signal, September 1992,69, 189.
- E.g., “Symbolic outlining: The academic study of children's literature,”Signal, 1987,53, 97–115; “Keeping company with Wayne Booth—and others,Signal, 1990,62, 104–113; “Transitions: The notion of change in writing for children,”Signal, 1992,67, 13–33.
- “Predicting children's choices in literature: A developmental approach,”Children's Literature in Education, 1978,9(3), 136–142.
- Child and Tale: The Origins of Interest. Urbana, Il: National Council of Teachers of English, 1977.
- Magical Thought in Creative Writing.: Stroud, Glos., Thimble Press, 1983.
- See, e.g., M. Crago and H. Crago,Prelude to Literacy. Carbondale, Il: Southern Illinois Univ. Press, 1993. D. Butler,Asshla and the Books. London: Hoddes and Stroughton, 1979. V. Lowe, “Snufkin, Sniff and Little My”,Papers 1990, 2:2, 87–96.
- See “Anna abridges Masha,”Language Arts, March 1989,66(3), 252–266.
- See my unpublished article, “Prior expectations ofGreat Expectations,”
- “Tarzan the Incomparable,” trans. Patricia Crampton,Signal, 1991,64, 20–24. Further relevant biographical details can be found in Nancy Huse, “Tove Jansson and her readers: No one excluded,”Children's Literature, 1991,19, 149–161.
- D. W. Harding, “Psychological processes in the reading of fiction, inAesthetics in the Modern World, Harold Osborne, ed. London: Thames & Hudson, 1968.
- See Gregory Bateson, “A theory of play and fantasy” (1954) inSteps to an Ecology of Mind, pp. 150–166, New York: Ballantine Books, 1972.
- Sanjay Sircar, personal communication, 1991.
- Virginia Lowe, “Snufkin, Sniff and Little My: The ‘reality’ of fictional characters for the young child,”Papers, 1991,2(2), 87–96.
- Lowe, personal correspondence, 1991.
- Lost in a Book: The Psychology of Reading for Pleasure. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1988.
- Why readers read what writers write
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