31 Jan 2012

Children's literature from the archives: 'Girls and Boys in Storyland' Exhibitions

Two new exhibitions of children’s literature are taking place at Exeter Central Library and the University of Exeter in April 2012. The exhibitions are being organized by Exeter Central Library and the University's Heritage Collections to showcase highlights from their exciting archival collections of early children’s books. From Margery Meanwell (aka Goody-Two Shoes) to Matt
Merrythought (the boy who was always happy), the displays will give visitors a chance to see how boys and girls were depicted in rhymes, stories and illustrations from the nineteenth- and early-twentieth centuries. The exhibition's new blog is can be found at http://girlsandboysinstoryland.wordpress.com/