The Cambridge Companion to Children s Literature

The Cambridge Companion to Children s Literature PDF Book Detail Author: M. O. Grenby
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1139828045
Category : Literary Criticism
Languages : en
Pages :

Book Description
Some of the most innovative and spell-binding literature has been written for young people, but only recently has academic study embraced its range and complexity. This Companion offers a state-of-the-subject survey of English-language children's literature from the seventeenth century to the present. With discussions ranging from eighteenth-century moral tales to modern fantasies by J. K. Rowling and Philip Pullman, the Companion illuminates acknowledged classics and many more neglected works. Its unique structure means that equal consideration can be given to both texts and contexts. Some chapters analyse key themes and major genres, including humour, poetry, school stories, and picture books. Others explore the sociological dimensions of children's literature and the impact of publishing practices. Written by leading scholars from around the world, this Companion will be essential reading for all students and scholars of children's literature, offering original readings and new research that reflects the latest developments in the field.

The Routledge Companion to Children s Literature

The Routledge Companion to Children s Literature PDF Book Detail Author: David Rudd
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134028245
Category : Literary Criticism
Languages : en
Pages : 336

Book Description
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.

Stepping Stones Read Along

Stepping Stones Read Along PDF Book Detail Author: Margriet Ruurs
Publisher: Orca Book Publishers
ISBN: 1459814924
Category : Juvenile Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 28

Book Description
Rama and her family, are forced to flee their once-peaceful village to escape the ravages of the civil war raging ever closer to their home With only what they can carry on their backs, Rama and her mother, father, grandfather and brother, Sami, set out to walk to freedom in Europe. This unique picture book was inspired by the stone artwork of Syrian artist Nizar Ali Badr, discovered by chance by Canadian children’s writer Margriet Ruurs. The author was immediately impressed by the strong narrative quality of Mr. Badr’s work, and, using many of Mr. Badr’s already-created pieces, she set out to create a story about the Syrian refugee crisis. Orca Book Publishers is pleased to offer this book as a dual-language (English and Arabic) edition.

International Companion Encyclopedia of Children s Literature

International Companion Encyclopedia of Children s Literature PDF Book Detail Author: Peter Hunt
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134879938
Category : Literary Criticism
Languages : en
Pages : 944

Book Description
The International Companion Encyclopedia answers these questions and provides comprehensive coverage of children's literature from a wide range of perspectives. Over 80 substantial essays by world experts include Iona Opie on the oral tradition, Gillian Avery on family stories and Michael Rosen on audio, TV and other media. The Companion covers a broad range of topics, from the fairy tale to critical theory, from the classics to comics. Structure The Companion is divided into five sections: 1) Theory and Critical Approaches 2) Types and Genres 3) The Context of Children's Literature 4) Applications of Children's Literature 5) The World of Children's Literature Each essay is followed by references and suggestions for further reading. The volume is fully indexed.

The Oxford Companion to Children s Literature

The Oxford Companion to Children s Literature PDF Book Detail Author: Daniel Hahn
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 0199695148
Category : Literary Collections
Languages : en
Pages : 704

Book Description
The last thirty years have witnessed one of the most fertile periods in the history of children's books. A fascinating reference guide to the world of children's literature, this volume covers every genre from fairy tales to chapbooks; school stories to science fiction; comics to children's hymns

Childrens Literature and the Politics of Equality

Childrens Literature and the Politics of Equality PDF Book Detail Author: Pat Pinsent
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134091028
Category : Education
Languages : en
Pages : 192

Book Description
First published in 1997. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

The Undergraduate s Companion to Children s Writers and Their Web Sites

The Undergraduate s Companion to Children s Writers and Their Web Sites PDF Book Detail Author: Jen Stevens
Publisher: Libraries Unlimited
ISBN: 1591580978
Category : Literary Criticism
Languages : en
Pages : 154

Book Description
This volume, one in the Undergraduate Companion series, focuses on American and British writers for children and young adults and is addressed to students in both English and Education classes. It provides both print and free online sources. Most undergraduates do not possess the research skills necessary to evaluate Web sites. This volume will address their needs by providing pathfinders to works by, about, and related to key writers of children's and young adult fiction. Included are entries for 185 British and American writers and writing teams, most from the 20th century. Young adult and adult. Grades 9 and up.

History and the Construction of the Child in Early British Children s Literature

History and the Construction of the Child in Early British Children s Literature PDF Book Detail Author: Dr Jackie C Horne
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
ISBN: 1409478513
Category : Literary Criticism
Languages : en
Pages : 298

Book Description
How did the 'flat' characters of eighteenth-century children's literature become 'round' by the mid-nineteenth? While previous critics have pointed to literary Romanticism for an explanation, Jackie C. Horne argues that this shift can be better understood by looking to the discipline of history. Eighteenth-century humanism believed the purpose of history was to teach private and public virtue by creating idealized readers to emulate. Eighteenth-century children's literature, with its impossibly perfect protagonists (and its equally imperfect villains) echoes history's exemplar goals. Exemplar history, however, came under increasing pressure during the period, and the resulting changes in historiographical practice - an increased need for reader engagement and the widening of history's purview to include the morals, manners, and material lives of everyday people - find their mirror in changes in fiction for children. Horne situates hitherto neglected Robinsonades, historical novels, and fictionalized histories within the cultural, social, and political contexts of the period to trace the ways in which idealized characters gradually gave way to protagonists who fostered readers' sympathetic engagement. Horne's study will be of interest to specialists in children's literature, the history of education, and book history.

A Companion to Children s Literature

A Companion to Children s Literature PDF Book Detail Author: Karen Coats
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
ISBN: 9781119038276
Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
Languages : en
Pages : 608

Book Description
"A Companion to Children's Literature comprises thirty-four insightful essays written by prominent scholars in the field that surface critical debates within children's literature criticism. This collection offers an introduction to and an intervention in the field, providing readers, whether established scholars, emerging scholars, or students, with rich new facets. This Companion includes chapters examining poetry, folklore, fiction, nonfiction, picture books, dramatic performances on stage and screen, and interactive and digital media. The essays range from historical overviews to up-to-the-moment critical theory about English-language books from all over the globe."--

Multicultural and Ethnic Children s Literature in the United States

Multicultural and Ethnic Children s Literature in the United States PDF Book Detail Author: Donna L. Gilton
Publisher: Scarecrow Press
ISBN: 0810856727
Category : Education
Languages : en
Pages : 236

Book Description
Looks at the field of multicultural children's literature in the United States, examining its history, trends, initiatives, supporters, and future.

Adulthood in Children s Literature

Adulthood in Children s Literature PDF Book Detail Author: Vanessa Joosen
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1350049808
Category : Literary Criticism
Languages : en
Pages : 256

Book Description
While most scholars who study children's books are pre-occupied with the child characters and adult mediators, Vanessa Joosen re-positions the lens to focus on the under-explored construction of adulthood in children's literature. Adulthood in Children's Literature demonstrates how books for young readers evoke adulthood as a stage in life, enacted by adult characters, and in relationship with the construction of childhood. Employing age studies as a framework for analysis, this book covers a range of English and Dutch children's books published from 1970 to the present. Calling upon critical voices like Elisabeth Young-Bruehl, Margaret Morganroth Gullette, Peter Hollindale, Maria Nikolajeva and Lorraine Green, and the works of such authors as Babette Cole, Philip Pullman, Ted van Lieshout, Jacqueline Wilson, Salman Rushdie and Guus Kuijer, Joosen offers a fresh perspective on children's literature by focusing not on the child but the adult.

The Routledge History of Childhood in the Western World

The Routledge History of Childhood in the Western World PDF Book Detail Author: Paula S. Fass
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135121699
Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 536

Book Description
The Routledge History of Childhood in the Western World provides an important overview of the main themes surrounding the history of childhood in the West from antiquity to the present day. By broadly incorporating the research in the field of Childhood Studies, the book explores the major advances that have taken place in the past few decades in this crucial field.

Essentials of Children s Literature

Essentials of Children s Literature PDF Book Detail Author: Carl M. Tomlinson
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon
ISBN:
Category : Children
Languages : en
Pages : 386

Book Description
The sixth edition "Essentials of Children's Literature" offers a concise, straightforward presentation of children's literature that engages students and motivates them to share literature with children. Written with a comprehensive, "facts-only" approach, this lucid resource offers an abundance of examples to illustrate how to use children's literature in the classroom.

Aesthetic Approaches to Children s Literature

Aesthetic Approaches to Children s Literature PDF Book Detail Author: Maria Nikolajeva
Publisher: Scarecrow Press
ISBN: 0810854260
Category : Literary Criticism
Languages : en
Pages : 313

Book Description
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.

Children s Books from Other Countries

Children s Books from Other Countries PDF Book Detail Author: Carl M. Tomlinson
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 0810834472
Category : Literary Criticism
Languages : en
Pages : 304

Book Description
An annotated bibliography of 724 children's titles originally published outside of the United States between 1950 and 1996