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Puffin and the legacy of progressive publishing for children in Britain

Lookup NU author(s): Emerita Professor Kim Reynolds


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Reconsiders the history of Puffin books in the context of progressive publishing in Britian in the 1930s and shows how the subesequent dominance of reactionary ideas has effaced an important aspect of children's bok history. The effect of this on how the future is presented in children's literature is explored through a range of texts, from Naomi Mitchison's An Outline for Bys and Girls and their Parents (1932) to Saci Lloyd's Momentum (2011).

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Author(s): Reynolds K

Editor(s): Lyon, J.M., Wooten, W.

Publication type: Book Chapter

Publication status: In Press

Book Title: 70 Years of Penguin

Year: 2013

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Press

Place Published: Newcastle upon Tyne

Notes: Based on a keynote address at the international 70 Years of Penguin conference held at Bristol University, 2010