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Children of the Series and How They Grew
Or A Century of Heroines & Heroes, Romantic, Comic, Moral
Faye R. Kensinger

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Children's series fiction comprises tales incorporating innocence and hard reality along with romance, wit, and character. Heavy streaks of morality diminished as the entertainment element increased. Heroes performed in a wide range of adventures, but restrictions often kept heroines close to home. Series fiction peaked, then waned, but such writers as Beverly Cleary and Madeleine L'Engle carried on the style.

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Cover of book is pink with an image of a child petting a dog.

LC: 87-070524 PS
230 pp. 6 x 9
9 b/w photos, 3 b/w illus.
ISBN 978-0-87972-375-0
Cloth $39.95 t
ISBN 978-0-87972-376-7
Paper $16.95 t

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