The History of Children’s Books

Bob Cox spotted a Great Look at The History of Children\’s Books, from over at The Atlantic Monthly, written in January, 1888.

The author, C. M. Hewins, covers childrens books from Puer ad Mensam, written in the 1400\’s on through the 1800\’s.

\”With fairy-tales and hero-legends rewritten and simplified for children, with history told in story-form, there is only one danger,—that young readers will be satisfied with abridgments, and know nothing in later years of great originals.\”