Discovering Children's Literature

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Discovering Children's Literature: a scene from the Mad Hatter's Tea Party in Alice in Wonderland

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Discover children’s literature past and present

Course dates: Wednesdays, 30 October, 6, 13, 20, 27 November and 4 December 18.00 – 20.00

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Explore 300 years of children’s literature at this six-week course, from characters such as Maurice Sendak’s Ida (with her wonder horn), E Nesbit’s companionable Bastable family, and J K Rowling’s Harry Potter. Turn your attention to a rich variety of works – picture books, moral tales, fantasy, time-travel narratives, school stories and young adult fiction – ranging from the unexpectedly enduring History of Little Goody Two-Shoes (1766) to Alex Wheatle’s award-winning Crongton Knights (2017). 

The course includes two show-and-tell sessions with a British Library curator and participants have the opportunity to see rare items from the British Library collection including a 16th horn book and Tommy Thumb’s pretty song book (1744). Look at picture books by Kate Greenaway and Walter Crane, and beautifully illustrated editions of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Peter Pan. Plus enjoy a curator tour of our upcoming exhibition on children’s literature.


Name: Discovering Children's Literature
Where: Harry M Weinrebe Learning Centre
The British Library
96 Euston Road
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Price: Full Price: £295.00
Member: £295.00
Senior 60+: £275.00
Student: £250.00
Registered Unemployed: £250.00
Disabled: £250.00
Enquiries: +44 (0)1937 546546