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study of the First book series

Title: A study of the First book series.
Name(s): Oser, Anita K., author
Galloway, Louise, professor directing thesis.
Florida State University, degree granting institution
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Text
Issuance: monographic
Date Issued: 1959
Publisher: Florida State University
Florida State University
Place of Publication: Tallahassee, Florida
Physical Form: computer
online resource
Extent: 1 online resource (iii, 64 leaves)
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: The First Book of Airplanes, published in 1944 under the title The First Book of Flying and since revised three times, is the initial book issued by Franklin Watts, Inc., as a part of the prolific 'First Book Series.' Since that time, 99 more titles have been issued, bringing the total to 100. Although the publisher indicated 100 as the official number of books in the series as of May 15, 1959, this writer actually located 108 books published by Franklin Watts, Inc., with the title The First Book of ---. However, since the publisher includes only 100 titles in the series, the list of 99 titles in the Franklin Watts, Inc. catalog of books for spring and summer 1959 and 1 title listed in the Franklin Watts catalog in the Publishers' Trade List Annual and not included in the other list were chosen as the group of books to be discussed in this paper. The purpose of this extensive series is 'to create a group of individual non-fiction titles which would give a child both information and understanding on a subject when he first becomes interested in it.' The present writer intends to examine thoroughly the 'First Book Series' in terms of the claims made by the publisher and to determine by examination of a selected number of individual titles and analysis of reviewers' reactions the extent to which these claims are justified.
Identifier: FSU_historic_akd9328 (IID)
Bibliography Note: Includes bibliographical references (leaves 57-64).
Note(s): Typescript.
"August, 1959."
"Submitted to the Graduate School of Florida State University in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Arts."
Advisor: Louise Galloway, Professor Directing Paper.
Subject(s): First book
1900 - 1999
Children's literature, American
Children's literature in series
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