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The unreluctant years : a critical approach…

The unreluctant years : a critical approach to children's literature (1953)

by Lillian H. Smith

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To the Children's Librarians of the Toronto Public Libraries
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"The following pages, therefore, contain no lists of suitable books for children. The aim of this book is to consider children's books as literature, and to discover some of the standards by which they can be so judged" (Foreword).
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