Table of Contents:
  • The underduckling : Hans Christian Andersen
  • Little women and big girls : Louisa May Alcott
  • The oddness of Oz
  • Is there anybody there? : Walter de la Mare's solitary child
  • John Masefield's boxes of delight
  • Moomintroll and his friends
  • Dr. Seuss comes back
  • Haroun and the sea of stories
  • The perils of Harry Potter
  • What fairy tales tell us
  • Boys and girls come out to play : children's games
  • Poetry by and for children
  • Louder than words : children's book illustrations
  • Enchanted forest and secret gardens : nature in children's literature.