Even though Cecil Bødker turned to children's books relatively late in her writing career … this branch of literature has become the core of her creative work….
Her popularity can be traced back to her subject matters as well as her style of presentation.
Research in reading has repeatedly shown that young readers between the ages of 12 and 14—the reading public addressed by Cecil Bødker's juvenile books—look first of all for suspense, action and atmosphere…. [In Cecil] Bødker's books they find all three of these elements. (p. 4)
The setting of her first book, Silas and the Black Mare, is the circus, but the story is far removed from the...
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