Children’s literature in England
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Children’s literature in England book
It is often felt that it is right and proper to begin the discussion of a particular subject area by providing a definition, and commentators on literature written for children have provided a host of definitions over the years. John Rowe Townsend is one of the best known of those commentators and assigns responsibility to the publisher in deciding what is a children’s book:
In the short run it appears that, for better or worse, the publisher decides. If he puts a book on the children’s list, it will be reviewed as a children’s book and will be read by children (or young people), if it is read at all. If he puts it on the adult list, it will not-or at least not immediately.