Sticks and Stones
The Troublesome Success of Children's Literature from Slovenly Peter to Harry Potter
First Published in 2002. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1 The Cultural Homogenization of American Children; Chapter 2 Do You Know What We Are Doing to Your Books?; Chapter 3 Why Children's Literature Does Not Exist; Chapter 4 The Value of Evaluating the Value of Children's Literature; Chapter 5 Wanda Gág's Americanization of the Grimms' Fairy Tales; Chapter 6 The Contamination of the Fairy Tale; Chapter 7 The Wisdom and Folly of Storytelling; Chapter 8 The Perverse Delight of Shockheaded Peter; Chapter 9 The Phenomenon of Harry Potter, or Why All the Talk?;
Jack Zipes is Professor of German at the University of Minnesota. Among his many publications are Don't Bet on the Prince (Routledge), Complete Fairy Tales of the Brothers Grimm (Bantam), and most recently the Oxford Companion to the Fairy Tale.
"If [Zipes'] scholarship could be spread over several curricule vitae, the breadth and quality of it could certainly bring tenure to three or four scholars." -- Donald R. Hettinga