First published in 1969 and revised in 1980, Only Connect is widely accepted as an essential tool for everyone concerned with children's books. Only Connect, Third Edition, presents a completely new section of more than 40 essays and brief studies on history and criticism, literary standards,changing tastes, science fiction, young adult literature, fantasy, the problem novel, racism, and sexism. Among the essayists are Joan Aiken, Margaret Mahy, P.L. Travers, Perry Nodelman, Brian Attebery, John Rowe Townsend, Myra Cohn Livingston, Peter Hunt, and Jane Yolen. Its assembled learning,common sense, and wit assure Only Connect, Third Edition, an honoured place beside the first and second editions. Each of the editors - Sheila Egoff, Gordon Stubbs, Ralph Ashley and Wendy Sutton - has many years of experience writing and teaching in the field of Children's and young adult literature at the University of British Columbia in the Faculty of Education and the School of Library, Archival andInformation Studies.