Any Signs of Childness? Peter Hollindale’s Signs of Childness in Children’s Books (1997), 20 Years On
Day Symposium, 05/05/2017
Department of Education, University of York (UK) – H/G21, The Eynns Room
I wish to argue here that childness is the distinguishing property of a text in children’s literature, setting it apart from other literature as a genre, and it is also the property that the child brings to the reading of a text.