Feeling Like a Kid: Childhood and Children's Literature

Backorder (temporarily out of stock)
21,000+ Reviews
Bookshop.org has the highest-rated customer service of any bookstore in the world
Product Details
Johns Hopkins University Press
Publish Date
6.38 X 7.36 X 0.74 inches | 0.78 pounds

Earn by promoting books

Earn money by sharing your favorite books through our Affiliate program.

Become an affiliate
About the Author
Jerry Griswold is the former director of the National Center for the Study of Children's Literature and professor emeritus of English and comparative literature at San Diego State University. He is the author of several books and more than two hundred published articles.

"Insightful and engaging work of original scholarship... so lively and so engagingly written that it will appeal to and engage the imaginations of all readers who have even a passing interest in the literature of childhood."


"Written in the crisp, bright manner of a yet-to-be-disillusioned graduate student happening upon an exciting new subject for the first time, combined with the sage irony and impeccable background of a full-fledged academic expert."

--Rain Taxi

"Each chapter sheds light on childhood in general; taken as a whole the book effectively contrasts how children and adults experience the world in different ways."

--Baltimore Magazine

"A delight both to read and to hold in one's hand, this is a splendid book with beautiful binding, end papers, paper, cover, and typeface, and 30 illustrations reproduced in lavish color... Essential. All adult lovers and students of children's literature."


"What is striking at first sight... is the beautiful production of the book as an artifact."

--Karin Lesnik-Oberstein "American Book Review "

"This is one of the most beautifully produced books on children's literature I have ever seen... it certainly raises a number of provocative issues in a delightful way. "

--David Rudd "International Research Society for Children's Literature "

"Beautifully illustrated."

--Bookbird: A Journal of International Children's Literature

"A visually sumptuous book, stunningly appointed and lovely to behold, one that is well-designed for its intended reading audience: the general public."

--Roberta Seelinger Trites "Children's Literature Association Quarterly "