Treasure Islands

Studies in children's literature

Celia Keenan & Mary Shine Thompson editors

Hardback €49.50
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ISBN: 1-85182-941-5
June 2006. 224pp.

Ranging from Daniel Defoe to Siobhán Parkinson, from Shakespeare to Enid Blyton, this collection of essays takes the reader on a fascinating voyage to the Treasure Islands of children’s literature. Picture books, myths, movies, newspaper columns and boys’ periodicals all come under scrutiny, and the critical journey travels to Australia, America and Scotland, as well as to the more familiar islands of English and Irish stories.

Mary Shine Thompson and Celia Keenan both lecture at St Patrick’s College, Drumcondra. They are the editors of the critically-acclaimed Studies in Children’s Literature, 1500–2000 (2004).