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Picturing Canada

A History of Canadian Children's Illustrated Books and Publishing

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Picturing Canada by Ian Hesketh
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Description

The study of children's illustrated books is located within the broad histories of print culture, publishing, the book trade, and concepts of childhood. An interdisciplinary history, Picturing Canada provides a critical understanding of the changing geographical, historical, and cultural aspects of Canadian identity, as seen through the lens of children's publishing over two centuries. Gail Edwards and Judith Saltman illuminate the connection between children's publishing and Canadian nationalism, analyse the gendered history of children's librarianship, identify changes and continuities in narrative themes and artistic styles, and explore recent changes in the creation and consumption of children's illustrated books. Over 130 interviews with Canadian authors, illustrators, editors, librarians, booksellers, critics, and other contributors to Canadian children's book publishing, document the experiences of those who worked in the industry. An important and wholly original work, Picturing Canada is fundamental to our understanding of publishing history and the history of childhood itself in Canada.

Author Biography

Gail Edwards is the chair of the Department of History at Douglas College. Judith Saltman is an associate professor in the School of Library, Archival, and Information Studies and the chair of the Master of Arts in Children's Literature Program a the University of British Columbia.
Release date Australia
May 8th, 2010
Author
Country of Publication
Canada
Illustrations
40 halftones; 20 colour illustrations; 20 Illustrations, unspecified
Imprint
University of Toronto Press
Pages
384
Dimensions
174x248x24
ISBN-13
9780802085405
Product ID
3884006

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