How Did Long John Silver Lose his Leg?
And Twenty-Six Other Mysteries of Children’s Literature
by Dennis Butts and Peter Hunt
“…Hunt and Butts are not just throwing us tit-bits of trivia with this set of studies; they are leading to some key, and very modern, issues about the place (and importance) of children’s literature in our broader society… This is a fascinating book, whether simply as something to dip into for some thoughts about a favorite story, or as a broader consideration of where children’s literature has been and could be going. Butts and Hunt write clearly, thoughtfully and with a subtle undertone of challenge.”
The Looking Glass: New perspectives on children’s Literature, Volume 17, No 2 (2014)