now in its sixth (and definitive) edition, is John Rowe
Townsend's history of English-language children's literature from its beginnings
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and interesting fiction, poetry and picture books published for children
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Illustrated, with a postscript on the Harry Potter books and on Philip Pullman's "His Dark Materials" trilogy. English Language publisher now Scarecrow Press of USA. Price is $40 USD (£31). Can be ordered from Scarecrow Press, Amazon.com, or by phone (1-800-462-6420)
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