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Dromkeen : a journey into children's literature
Prentice, Jeffrey.
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First American edition.
Physical Description:
175 pages : illustrations (some color), portraits ; 29 cm
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Originally published: Melbourne : Dent, 1987.
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A growing interest in Australian children's books and the celebration of Australia's bicentennial make the release of this photodocumentary timely and worthwhile. Dromkeen, a homestead near Melbourne, houses a fascinating collection of books, manuscripts, correspondence, and artwork relating to Australian children's books and serves as a pivot for preserving the past and enlightening today's children to the riches of good literature. The authors chart the collection's background and growth, provide information about Australian children's book publishing, give a room-by-room tour, describe the varied educational activities, detail awards and prizes, and conclude with a look at current and future developments. Illustrated with photographs and reproductions from the collection, this strikingly designed book will be of interest to travelers as well as to librarians involved in publishing, writing, or promoting books to children. BE. 028.5'34 Dromkeen Collection / Children's literature, Australian / Children's literature in English-Australian writers-Collections: Dromkeen Collection [OCLC] 87-46073