Aspects and Issues in the History of Children s Literature

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ISBN: 0313296146
Release Date: 1995-01-01
Number of pages: 207
Author: Maria Nikolajeva
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

Download and read online Aspects and Issues in the History of Children s Literature in PDF and EPUB Scholars from 10 countries address children's literature as a literary art form and provide an international perspective on its history and evolution.


A Treasury of Children s Literature

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ISBN: 039553349X
Release Date: 1992
Number of pages: 303
Author: Armand Eisen
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Download and read online A Treasury of Children s Literature in PDF and EPUB A collection of traditional and original stories and poems by such authors as Aesop and Lewis Carroll, including excerpts from "The Wind in the Willows" and "Peter Pan."


Keywords for Children s Literature

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ISBN: 9780814758892
Release Date: 2011
Number of pages: 282
Author: Philip Nel
Publisher: NYU Press

Download and read online Keywords for Children s Literature in PDF and EPUB This text presents 49 original essays on the essential terms and concepts of children's literature.


Children s Literature A Very Short Introduction

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ISBN: 9780199560240
Release Date: 2011-10-06
Number of pages: 144
Author: Kimberley Reynolds
Publisher: Oxford University Press

Download and read online Children s Literature A Very Short Introduction in PDF and EPUB In this lively discussion Kim Reynolds looks at what children's literature is, why it is interesting, how it contributes to culture, and how it is studied as literature. Providing examples from across history and various types of children's literature, she introduces the key debates, developments, and people involved.


Philosophy in Children s Literature

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ISBN: 9780739168233
Release Date: 2012
Number of pages: 325
Author: Peter R. Costello
Publisher: Lexington Books

Download and read online Philosophy in Children s Literature in PDF and EPUB "This book seeks to join the ongoing, interdisciplinary approach to children's literature by means of sustained readings of individual texts by means of important works in the history of philosophy. Its inclusion of authors from both various departments--philosophy, literature, religion, and education--and various countries is an attempt to show how traditional boundaries between disciplines might become more permeable and how philosophy offers important insights to this interdisciplinary, critical conversation"--provided by publisher.


Children s Literature

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ISBN: 0732940125
Release Date: 1996
Number of pages: 510
Author: Barbara Stoodt
Publisher: Macmillan Education AU

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Wild Things

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ISBN: 9781451609950
Release Date: 2017-08-15
Number of pages: 336
Author: Bruce Handy
Publisher: Simon and Schuster

Download and read online Wild Things in PDF and EPUB "Vanity Fair contributing editor Bruce Handy revisits the classics of every American childhood, from fairy tales to The Very Hungry Caterpillar, and explores the back stories of their creators, using context and biography to understand how some of the most insightful, creative, and witty authors and illustrators of their times created their often deeply personal masterpieces. Along the way, Handy learns what The Cat in the Hat says about anarchy and absentee parenting, which themes are shared by The Runaway Bunny and Portnoy's Complaint, and why Ramona Quimby is as true an American icon as Tom Sawyer or Jay Gatsby"--


Understanding Children s Literature

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ISBN: 9781134186587
Release Date: 2006-05-17
Number of pages: 232
Author: Peter Hunt
Publisher: Routledge

Download and read online Understanding Children s Literature in PDF and EPUB Edited by Peter Hunt, a leading figure in the field, this book introduces the study of children’s literature, addressing theoretical questions as well as the most relevant critical approaches to the discipline. The fourteen chapters draw on insights from academic disciplines ranging from cultural and literary studies to education and psychology, and include an essay on what writers for children think about their craft. The result is a fascinating array of perspectives on key topics in children’s literature as well as an introduction to such diverse concerns as literacy, ideology, stylistics, feminism, history, culture and bibliotherapy. An extensive general bibliography is complemented by lists of further reading for each chapter and a glossary defines critical and technical terms, making the book accessible for those coming to the field or to a particular approach for the first time. In this second edition there are four entirely new chapters; contributors have revisited and revised or rewritten seven of the chapters to reflect new thinking, while the remaining three are classic essays, widely acknowledged to be definitive. Understanding Children’s Literature will not only be an invaluable guide for students of literature or education, but it will also inform and enrich the practice of teachers and librarians.


Children s Literature as Communication

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ISBN: 9027226423
Release Date: 2002-01-01
Number of pages: 352
Author: Roger D. Sell
Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing

Download and read online Children s Literature as Communication in PDF and EPUB In this book, members of the ChiLPA Project explore the children's literature of several different cultures, ranging from ancient India, nineteenth century Russia, and the Soviet Union, to twentieth century Britain, America, Australia, Sweden, and Finland. The research covers not only the form and content of books for children, but also their potential social functions, especially within education. These two perspectives are brought together within a theory of children's literature as one among other forms of communication, an approach that sees the role of literary scholars, critics and teachers as one of mediation. Part I deals with the way children's writers and picturebook-makers draw on a culture's available resources of orality, literacy, intertextuality, and image. Part II examines their negotiation of major issues such as the child adult distinction, gender, politics, and the Holocaust. Part III discusses children's books as used within language education programmes, with particular attention to young readers' pragmatic processing of differences between the context of writing and their own context of reading.


Poetics of Children s Literature

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ISBN: 9780820334813
Release Date: 2009-11-01
Number of pages: 216
Author: Zohar Shavit
Publisher: University of Georgia Press

Download and read online Poetics of Children s Literature in PDF and EPUB Since its emergence in the seventeenth century as a distinctive cultural system, children's literature has had a culturally inferior status resulting from its existence in a netherworld between the literary system and the educational system. In addition to its official readership—children—it has to be approved of by adults. Writers for children, explains Zohar Shavit, are constrained to respond to these multiple systems of often mutually contradictory demands. Most writers do not try to bypass these constraints, but accept them as a framework for their work. In the most extreme cases an author may ignore one segment of the readership. If the adult reader is ignored, the writer risks rejection, as is the case of popular literature. If the writer utilizes the child as a pseudo addressee in order to appeal to an adult audience, the result can be what Shavit terms an ambivalent work. Shavit analyzes the conventions and the moral aims that have structured children's literature, from the fairy tales collected and reworked by Charles Perrault and the Brothers Grimm—in particular, “Little Red Riding Hood”—through the complex manipulations of Lewis Carroll in Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, to the subversion of the genre's canonical requirements in the chapbooks of the eighteenth century, and in the formulaic Nancy Drew books of the twentieth century. Throughout her study Shavit, explores not only how society has shaped children's literature, but also how society has been reflected in the literary works it produces for its children.


The Continuum Encyclopedia of Children s Literature

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ISBN: 0826417787
Release Date: 2005
Number of pages: 863
Author: Bernice E. Cullinan
Publisher: A&C Black

Download and read online The Continuum Encyclopedia of Children s Literature in PDF and EPUB Provides articles covering children's literature from around the world as well as biographical and critical reviews of authors including Avi, C.S. Lewis, J.K. Rowling, and Anno Mitsumasa.


The Oxford Handbook of Children s Literature

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ISBN: 0199701911
Release Date: 2011-01-15
Number of pages: 608
Author: Julia Mickenberg
Publisher: Oxford University Press

Download and read online The Oxford Handbook of Children s Literature in PDF and EPUB The Oxford Handbook of Children's Literature is an ambitious new resource that provides a thorough grounding in the field through a selection of original interdisciplinary essays on canonical and popular works in the Anglo American tradition. Twenty-six essays by top scholars from varied disciplines address theoretical, historical, sociological, and critical issues through analyses of classic novels such as Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, Anne of Green Gables, and The Swiss Family Robinson; early educational and religious works such as The New England Primer and Froggy's Little Brother; picture books, comics and graphic novels such as Millions of Cats, Peanuts and American Born Chinese; early readers, including The Cat in the Hat and the Frog and Toad books; newer children's classics such as Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry and Are You There, God? It's Me, Margaret, the Harry Potter series and His Dark Materials trilogy; and works of poetry and drama, including The Dream Keeper and Peter Pan. Other media such as the classic album Free to Be .. You and Me and the generation-defining cartoon film Dumbo are also addressed. An editors' introduction sets the stage by reviewing the field's history, foundational scholarship, and current critical trends. The handbook is geared toward graduate students, advanced undergraduates, and scholars new to the study of children's literature, as well as teachers, librarians and others wishing to immerse themselves in the most vital new research in this vibrant and growing field.


Aesthetic Approaches to Children s Literature

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ISBN: 9780810854260
Release Date: 2005-05-12
Number of pages: 313
Author: Maria Nikolajeva
Publisher: Scarecrow Press

Download and read online Aesthetic Approaches to Children s Literature in PDF and EPUB This work fills the void by providing students of childrens literature with a comprehensible and easy-to-use analytical tool kit, showing through concrete demonstration how each tool might best be used. Contemporary literary theories discussed include semiotics and hermeneutics, structuralism and narratology, feminist and postcolonial theory, psychoanalysis, and reader-response, each adjusted to suit the specifics of childrens literature.


The Routledge Companion to Children s Literature

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ISBN: 9781134028245
Release Date: 2012-07-26
Number of pages: 336
Author: David Rudd
Publisher: Routledge

Download and read online The Routledge Companion to Children s Literature in PDF and EPUB The Routledge Companion to Children’s Literature is a vibrant and authoritative exploration of children’s literature in all its manifestations. It features a series of essays written by expert contributors who provide an illuminating examination of why children’s literature is the way it is. Topics covered include: the history and development of children's literature various theoretical approaches used to explore the texts, including narratological methods questions of gender and sexuality along with issues of race and ethnicity realism and fantasy as two prevailing modes of story-telling picture books, comics and graphic novels as well as ‘young adult’ fiction and the ‘crossover’ novel media adaptations and neglected areas of children’s literature. The Routledge Companion to Children’s Literature contains suggestions for further reading throughout plus a helpful timeline and a substantial glossary of key terms and names, both established and more cutting-edge. This is a comprehensive and up-to-date guide to an increasingly complex and popular discipline.


The Oxford Companion to Children s Literature

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ISBN: 0198602286
Release Date: 1999
Number of pages: 586
Author: Humphrey Carpenter
Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

Download and read online The Oxford Companion to Children s Literature in PDF and EPUB A comprehensive survey of children's literature features almost two thousand entries encompassing biographical sketches of authors, illustrators, printers, and publishers, as well as essays on the different genres, fictional characters and printing proces