'The Abandoned Nappy: Children's Literature and the Portal to Freedom'

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This is a transcript of the annual Maurice Saxby Lecture, held by the Children's Book Council of Australia, in 2013. The doyen of academics in the field of Australian Children's Literature, Maurice Saxby has throughout his career written on the history of Australian Children's Literature and on the roles of fantasy and the imagination in the development of young readers. The lecture explores the imagination as a portal to freedom in some of Saxby's favourite narrative texts and concludes with a poem by the presenter in honour of Saxby's standing in the field of children's literature.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)16-21
Number of pages6
JournalReading Time
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2013


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