Internationalism, the universal child and the world of children's literature

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Today’s children perceive the world from the perspective of photographs taken in outer space. They understand the concepts of lands and waters without national boundaries – boundaries that were never capable of limiting the flow of air or ocean currents or ideas. It is therefore especially appropriate that the highest prizes for children’s literature should be international, representing the universality and diversity of children and their literature and offering young readers books and ideas that flow as freely as ocean currents.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInternational companion encyclopedia of children's literature : Vol. 1:
EditorsPeter Hunt
Number of pages13
Place of PublicationLondon [u.a.]
PublisherRoutledge Publishers
Publication date2004
ISBN (Print)9780415290531, 0415290538
ISBN (Electronic)9780203325667
Publication statusPublished - 2004
Externally publishedYes