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Children’s literature
May 15 is the birthday of L. Frank Baum, the man behind the classic children’s book The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. To celebrate this event, we present a selection of articles on some of the most iconic Children’s literature of the past 200 years. Click on the links below to explore Britannica’s coverage of these topics.

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literature for children
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Prose Literary Terms and Concepts

Prose Literary Terms and Concepts

Narratives come in many forms, fall into many genres, and tell the stories of an endless assortment of characters. Despite recurring themes and conceits in works from around the world, each story—from biography to science fiction—is singular and designed. Preview this e-book now. E-mail us at to learn more.

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