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Graduate Courses in Children's Literature July 5 - August 12, 1994 Center for the Study of Children's Literature Simmons College, 300 The Fenway, Boston, MA 02115 voice: (617) 521-2540 fax: (617) 521-3199 email: email@example.com Course Descriptions Canadian Children's Literature Maggie DeVries An examination of Canadian children's books in English as they reflect the evolution from a colonial to a pluralistic society, including a study of domestic and historical fiction, fantasy and science fiction, the realistic animal story, picturebooks, and folklore. Examples of children's books from other Commonwealth nations, especially Australia and New Zealand, are used for comparison and contrast. (four semester hours, graduate credit) Maggie DeVries will serve as the second Carol S. Kline Visiting Lecturer in International Children's Literature at the Center for the Study of Children's Literature at Simmons College.A native of Canada, she co-authored ONCE UPON A GOLDEN APPLE with Jean Little. She has taught children's literature for six years in Guelph, Ontario and Vancouver. Nonfiction: The New Frontier in Children's Books Ann Flowers A study of children's nonfiction with emphasis on nonfiction of the past several decades andthe extraordinary changes in contemporary nonfiction for children. Both text and illustration are considered and special attention is paid to biography,history, art and architecture, and newer forms of science and technology, such as environmental studies and wildlife conservation, sex and drug education. The problems encountered in combining accuracy and readability, especially in works for children about science, is addressed. (four semester hours, graduate credit) Ann Flowers is a children's book reviewer, former children's librarian in Wayland (MA), and past editor of the biannual publication THE HORN BOOK GUIDE. She teaches the fall semester course in Victorian children's literature, a spring semester course in myth, legend, and folklore, and a course in fantasy and science fiction. For further information, fees, and registration materials, please contact the Center for the Study of Children's Literature at the addresses above.