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What's so funny? : wit and humor in American children's literature

Cart, Michael.

New York, NY : HarperCollinsPublishers, c1995.

xiii, 223 p. ; 22 cm.

A thoughtful and lively exploration of more than 70 years, from 1920 to today, of the literature of laughter. Borrowing techniques from both book reviewing and literary criticism, an esteemed children's book authority explores three basic types of humor: talking animals and otherwise anthropomorphized animals used for comic purposes ; tall tales and frontier humor; and domestic or family comedy. Along the way the author also celebrates some neglected authors and offers fresh and sometimes revisionist views of established classics.

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ISBN:

0060244534

LC Call No:

PS490 .C37 1995

Dewey Class No:

810.9/9282 20

Author:

Cart, Michael.

Title:

What's so funny? : wit and humor in American children's literature / by Michael Cart.

Edition:

1st ed.

Publisher:

New York, NY : HarperCollinsPublishers, c1995.

Physical:

xiii, 223 p. ; 22 cm.

BibliogrphyNote:

Includes bibliographical references (p. 201-210) and index.

Subject:

Children--United States--Books and reading.

Subject:

American wit and humor--History and criticism.

Subject:

Humorous poetry, American--History and criticism.

Subject:

Humorous stories, American--History and criticism.

Subject:

Children's literature, American--History and criticism.

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