By Karen Sands-O'Connor
Much literature for kids seems within the kind of sequence, within which primary characters look in publication after ebook. within the past due 19th and early 20th century, authors started to write technological know-how fiction sequence for kids. those early sequence in general had plots that revolved round innovations built through the protagonist. however it used to be the advance and use of rocket and atomic technological know-how in the course of global conflict II that cleared the path for attention-grabbing and intriguing new topics, conflicts, and plots. whereas a lot has been written concerning the early juvenile technological know-how fiction sequence, rather the Tom quick books, relatively little has been written approximately kid's technological know-how fiction sequence released due to the fact that 1945. This ebook offers a large assessment of this formerly missed topic.
The quantity deals a severe examine the historical past, subject matters, characters, settings, and building of post-1945 juvenile technological know-how fiction sequence, together with the A.I. Gang, the Animorphs, Commander Toad, Danny Dunn, Dragonfall 5, the Magic college Bus, and area Cat. The ebook starts with an introductory heritage of sweet sixteen technology fiction when you consider that 1945, with chapters then dedicated to specific subject matters. a few of these themes comprise the function of extraterrestrial beings and animals, attitudes towards humor, the absence and presence of technological know-how, and the characterization of girls. a different function is an appendix directory a number of the sequence. furthermore, the amount offers broad bibliographical information.
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