'As if she were a little girl' : young and old children in the works of Lucy M. Boston, Eleanor Farjeon, and Philippa Pearce'As if she were a little girl' : young and old children in the works of Lucy M. Boston, Eleanor Farjeon, and Philippa Pearce
Faculty of Arts. Linguistics and Literature
Literature and Modernity
Interjuli : Internationale Kinder- und Jugendliteraturforschung
(2013):1, p. 21-34
University of Antwerp
The abstract: This article sheds light on the depiction of children and elderly characters as similar and complimentary in the works of Philippa Pearce, Lucy M. Boston and Eleanor Farjeon. In a selection of their works, the young and the old appear as natural friends, who are interested in the past, story-telling, nature and fantasy.