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Chambers, Nancy, ed. The Signal Approach to Children's Books. Metuchen, NJ: Scarecrow Press, 1981. Contains a long, intense interview between Garner and Aidan Chambers on Garner's literary technique through The Stone Book and its sequels. A shorter version of this interview appeared in the periodical Signal for September 1978.

Garner, Alan. "A Bit More Practice." In The Cool Web: The Pattern of Children's Reading, edited by Margaret Meek, Aidan Warlow, and Griselda Barton.

New York: Atheneum, 1978. Garner's own reflections on his craft and career up to 1968.

Eyre, Frank. British Children's Books in the Twentieth Century. New York: Dutton, 1971. Discusses Garner's work in the context of British children's literature.

Inglis, Fred. The Promise of Happiness: Value and Meaning in Children's Fiction. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1981. A distinguished critical account of children's literature. Inglis finds Gamer's fantasies "substanceless," part of an escapist trend that "heightens and intensifies emotional life without...

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