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Non-fiction Articles
Essay 1, Oct. 2001
Essay 2, Dec. 2001
Essay 3, Feb. 2002
Essay 4, Apr. 2002
Essay 5, Jun. 2002
Essay 6, Oct. 2002
Essay 7, Dec. 2002

Essay 8, Feb. 2003
Essay 9, Apr. 2003
Essay 10, Jun. 2003
Essay 11, Oct. 2003
Essay 12, Dec. 2003

The original column on children's fantasy literature can be found in Resource Links magazine. To obtain a licence to make a limited number of copies of the essays for personal or educational use, please contact Access Copyright. For requests to re-print articles, please contact the author.

These booklists are not intended to be a comprehensive children's fantasy literature bibliography. Penguin/Puffin kept many children's classics in print in paperback through the sixties and seventies, but has fewer now than they used to. Random House's Red Fox imprint has been reissuing many classics lately. If you or your bookstore can't find a book in "Books in Print" or listed on the major on-line bookstores such as Amazon Canada, Amazon USA or Amazon UK, or try searching for used copies.

Essay #2: Alice, the Princess, and Andrew Lang

Charles Kingsley
The Water-Babies (1863)

Lewis Carroll
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (1865)
Through the Looking-Glass (1871)
Sylvie and Bruno (1889, 1893)

George MacDonald
At the Back of the North Wind (1871)
The Princess and the Goblin (1872)
The Princess and Curdie (1877)
The Wise Woman/The Lost Princess (1875)

Andrew Lang
(The "Fairy Books" and Arabian Nights are available in fascimile editions from Dover Books.)
The Blue Fairy Book (1889)
The Red Fairy Book (1890)
The Green Fairy Book (1892)
Yellow ... (1894)
Pink ... (1897)
Grey ... (1900)
Violet ... (1901)
Crimson ... (1903)
Brown ... (1904)
Orange ... (1906)
Olive ... (1907)
Lilac ... (1910)
The Arabian Nights Entertainments (1898)
Prince Prigio (1889)
Prince Ricardo (1893)
(which have appeared at various times as My Own Fairy Book/Prince Prigio and Prince Ricardo/Chronicles of Pantouflia)
The Gold of Fairnilee (1888)

William Makepeace Thackery
The Rose and the Ring (1855)

A.A. Milne
Once On a Time (1922)
(most recently reprinted by Signet, 1988)

M.M. Kaye
The Ordinary Princess (1980)
(paperback from Penguin, 1981)

Patricia C. Wrede
Enchanted Forest Chronicles
(hardcover Harcourt Brace; paperback Scholastic)
Dealing With Dragons (1990)
Searching For Dragons (1991)
Calling on Dragons (1992)
Talking to Dragons (1993)

Diana Wynne Jones
Howl's Moving Castle (1986)
Castle in the Air (1990)
(paperback from Collins)

©2001 K.V. Johansen