Revaluing British Boys’ Story Papers, 1918–1939

  • Authors
  • Helen A. Fairlie

Part of the Critical Approaches to Children’s Literature book series (CRACL)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Helen A. Fairlie
    Pages 1-17
  3. Helen A. Fairlie
    Pages 42-66
  4. Helen A. Fairlie
    Pages 67-91
  5. Helen A. Fairlie
    Pages 92-115
  6. Helen A. Fairlie
    Pages 181-188
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 189-210

About this book


This book explores the phenomenon of the story paper, the meanings and values children took from their reading, and the responses of adults to their reading choices. It argues for the revaluing of the story paper in the inter-war years, giving the genre a pivotal role in the development of children's literature.


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