Arnaud Berquin (1747-1791) was a French children's author. His most
famous work was L'Ami des Enfans (1782-3) which was first
translated into English, albeit bowdlerised, by Mary Stockdale and
published in London in 1783-1784 by Mary's father John Stockdale.
The work remained popular until the middle of the nineteenth
century. Berquin's stories consisted of events that might happen to
children in their everyday lives-they did not contain fairy tales
or other imaginative literature. His books envision childhood
reading as a familial exercise; for example, some of his "stories"
are actually plays with parts for every member of the family.
Berquin's books helped solidify the creation of the nuclear family,
for "if Berquin's work has a theme, it is that parents and children
live in a perfect symbiosis, the parents looking after their
children's interests and the children, if behaving properly,
filling their parents with joy."
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