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No. 7 (March 2007) Contents & Summaries of some articles

Contents

Frontispiece: Activities of the ILCL in 2006
Foreword Takao Murayama 2
Exhibition "Struwwelpeter and other German children's books" Exhibition team 3
Naughty children have come to Ueno! -The exhibition " Struwwelpeter and other German children's books" held by the ILCL Takashi Yoshihara 6
Exhibition "Northern gifts -Children's books from the Nordic countries" Exhibition Team 11
Children's books from the Nordic countries -How rich the world is! Nobuko Fukui 13
The 100th anniversary of the former Imperial Library building Planning and Cooperation Division 17
British picture books in 19th century from the Winnington-Ingram Collection in the ILCL Shin'ichi Yoshida 19
The situation of children's literature in Hungary today -Observation from Japan Berta Fukaya 26
ILCL tours for children are available on semi-customized! Children's Services Division 32
New additions to Picture Book Gallery -"Edo Picture Books and Japonisme" and "Children's books: Transmission of images" Planning and Cooperation Division 35
Report on the FY2006 ILCL Lecture Series on Children's Literature -Utilizing the ILCL collections -Pleasure of picture books: learning from the tradition of British picture books Planning and Cooperation Division 36
ILCL activity report 38
ILCL in figures 47
Schedule 52
User guide 53

Summaries of some articles

Naughty children have come to Ueno! -The exhibition "Struwwelpeter and other German children's books" held by the ILCL

By Takashi Yoshihara

The exhibition "Struwwelpeter and other German children's books" was held at the ILCL from January to July 2006.
Takashi Yoshihara, the exhibition supervisor, explains the reason why Struwwelpeter has been continuously read until today and its importance for the German literary history of children's literature as well as its influence on children's literature of many countries.

Children's books from the Nordic countries -How rich the world is!

By Nobuko Fukui

The exhibition "Northern gifts -Children's books from the Nordic countries" was held at the ILCL from July 2006 to January 2007. Nobuko Fukui, the exhibition supervisor, writes about the exhibition planning and the outline of the Nordic region and its history. She also introduces some reference books.

British picture books in the 19th century from the Winnington-Ingram Collection in the ILCL

By Shin'ichi Yoshida

The Winnington-Ingram Collection in the ILCL is a unique collection of books published for children's pleasure and education in England from the 18th century to the 20th century.
In this essay, Shin'ichi Yoshida introduces some books of three authors from the collection -Walter Crane, Randolph Caldecott and Kate Greenaway- who made a contribution to the development of picture books. He also mentions the great achievements of the packager Edmund Evans.

The situation of children's literature in Hungary today -Observation from Japan

By Berta Fukaya

In the autumn of 2004, Berta Fukaya, one of the researchers of the ILCL, evaluated the Hungarian children's books in the ILCL and made a list of her recommendations.
In this essay, she talks about the work and her thoughts on it and the publishing situation of children's literature in Hungary today.