What did kids read before Hans Christian Andersen? – Slate Magazine

The idea of children requiring their own form of specialized literature is apparently not that old. It might even be a publisher/marketer’s invention.

Invention of children’s literature: What did kids read before Hans Christian Andersen? – Slate Magazine.

What do you think? Brings up the old debate about whether (or more likely, not) folktales were especially for children.

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