What's So Funny?

What's So Funny?

Wit and Humor in American Children's Literature

Book - 1995
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A thoughtful and lively exploration of more than 70 years, from 1920 to today, of the literature of laughter. Borrowing techniques from both book reviewing and literary criticism, an esteemed children's book authority explores three basic types of humor: talking animals and otherwise anthropomorphized animals used for comic purposes ; tall tales and frontier humor; and domestic or family comedy. Along the way the author also celebrates some neglected authors and offers fresh and sometimes revisionist views of established classics.
Publisher: New York : HarperCollins Publishers, c1995
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780060244538
Branch Call Number: Ju PROF 810.99282 Car


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