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Title: Beyond Words: Mystical Fancy in Children's Literature.
Description: Teachers College Press, New York, 1971, second printing.. 112 pp, 7 3/16" H, soft cover. "The art of creativity in children's literature is evaluated according to a different set of criteria and standards from that applied to adult literature - namely, the writer's ability to show respect for the 'innate rights' of the child and to write with a sensitive feeling for the integrity of childhood. Like Coleridge, James E. Higgins defines art, in concepts 'beyond words', as the fusion of new identities through the extraordinary functions of the imaginat ion. Classically known fairy tales and books of mystical fancy appeal directly to the 'inner child', an aspect of childhood that grownups, teachers, and writers for children can get to know it they look through the child's looking glass wi t h o u t t h e adult's perception. In this discussion of children's literature, ranging from the works of W.H. Hudson and George MacDonald through 'The Hobbit' of J.R.R. Tolkien and 'The Little Prince' of Antoine de Saint-Exupery, Professor Higg in s co nt in u al ly e mphasizes the importance of things that are not seen as essential to the development of the child's spirit of security in today's educational society, which often tends to relinquish the concentration on things of wonder and fa it h f or mor e rel eva nt everyday identities." Interior - one page with two upper corner creases, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - very light edge wear, a few very small scuffs, fading to spine color - lett erin g v ery leg ible , mino r so ili ng. Very Good-.

Keywords: Children, Children's, Reading, Literature, Creativity, Childhood, Imagination, Fairy Tales, W.H. Hudson, George Macdonald, Hobbit, J.R. R. Tolkien, Little Prince, Saint-Exupery, Development, Security, Education, Wonder, Faith, Juvenile.

Price: US$ 15.00 Seller: Capricorn Books
- Book number: 21707

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