alexa Sticks and Stones: The troublesome success of children’s literature from Slovenly Peter to Harry Potter
Social & Political Sciences

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Arts and Social Sciences Journal

Author(s): Jack Zipes

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The title of this excellent book about children’s literature by Jack Zipes, the American Germanist (University of Minnesota) and translator of the Grimm tales, makes reference to the late 19th century proverb ‘Sticks and stones may brake my bones, but words will never hurt me’ and is indicative of its main argument: the perceived tendency of much of children’s literature to acculturate children into homogeneity and consumerism and to curtail their freedom and creativity

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