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Yiddish for Pirates
Gary Barwin
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Children's Literature: A Reader's History, from Aesop to Harry Potter

Children's Literature: A Reader's History, from Aesop to Harry Potter - Seth Lerer Elaborate (and exceedingly unconvincing) theories based on surprisingly little knowledge of actual history--and an astonishing degree of ignorance of, and ignoring of, a vast range of writing for young people across the centuries. The book refers at the end to theories of bullshitting--the building of complex webs of words on as little real knowledge as possible--and is itself a perfect example of it. A very bad book. For more, see:http://pernodel.wordpress.com/2009/01/26/seth-lerer/