Macleroy, Vicky. 2022. Conclusion. In: Richard Charlesworth; Deborah Friedland and Helen Jones, eds. Children's Literature in Action. London: Centre for Language, Culture and Learning, Goldsmiths, University of London, pp. 391-395. ISBN 9781913694067 [Book Section]

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We are familiar with what critics and enthusiasts say about children's books. Less familiar to us is what children say. At Goldsmiths, University of London, we've devoted a module on our MA in Children's Literature to this very subject. Students devise projects which investigate how children respond to children's literature. Over some 10 weeks or so, they try out various 'interventions' which aim at producing responses from children, whether that's in talk, writing, drawing, drama or whatever way seems appropriate. Then they analyse what the children have said or done using a mix of tried and tested methods or applying new ones. Some of the best examples of these studies are in this book. They are superbly informative reads just as they are, but we hope that they will also inspire others to do the same. The more the better! (Back Cover Blurb, Michael Rosen)

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