From medieval to modern times, this course traces the development of literature enjoyed by and written for children. Early works include the “Hell-fire” tales of the Puritans to the Golden Age stories of the nineteenth century. We explore landmark novels such as Louisa May Alcott’s Little Women, Robert Louis Stevenson’s Treasure Island, and Lucy Maud Montgomery’s Anne of Green Gables. We’ll also examine the social issues and controversies provoked by poetry, picture books and prose.
A "C" or better in ENGL 110/111 or ENGL 112/114 or equivalent.