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Children's Literature
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 396

Children's Literature

Ever since children have learned to read, there has been children’s literature. Children’s Literature charts the makings of the Western literary imagination from Aesop’s fables to Mother Goose, from Alice's Adventures in Wonderland to Peter Pan, from Where the Wild Things Are to Harry Potter. The only single-volume work to capture the rich and diverse history of children’s literature in its full panorama, this extraordinary book reveals why J. R. R. Tolkien, Dr. Seuss, Laura Ingalls Wilder, Beatrix Potter, and many others, despite their divergent styles and subject matter, have all resonated with generations of readers. Children’s Literature is an exhilarating quest across centurie...

A Treasury of Children's Literature
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 303

A Treasury of Children's Literature

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."

The Presence of the Past in Children's Literature
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 242

The Presence of the Past in Children's Literature

Explores how children's writers around the world have presented the theme and concept of time past.

Children's Literature: A Very Short Introduction
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 160

Children's Literature: A Very Short Introduction

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2011-10-06
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  • Publisher: OUP Oxford

Children's literature takes many forms - works adapted for children in antiquity, picture books and pop-ups - and now includes the latest online games and eBooks. This vast and amorphous subject is both intimately related to other areas of literary and cultural investigation but also has its own set of concerns, issues and challenges. From familiar authors including Beatrix Potter and Roald Dahl, classic books such as Pooh, Alice in Wonderland, and The Secret Garden, to modern works including Harry Potter and the Twilight series, thisVery Short Introduction provides an overview of the history of children's literature as it has developed in English, whilst at the same time introducing key deb...

Charlotte's Web (full color)
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 192

Charlotte's Web (full color)

Beloved by generations, Charlotte's Web and Stuart Little are two of the most cherished stories of all time. Now, for the first time ever, these treasured classics are available in lavish new collectors' editions. In addition to a larger trim size, the original black-and-white art by Garth Williams has been lovingly colorized by renowned illustrator Rosemary Wells, adding another dimension to these two perfect books for young and old alike.

Aspects and Issues in the History of Children's Literature
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 207

Aspects and Issues in the History of Children's Literature

Scholars from 10 countries address children's literature as a literary art form and provide an international perspective on its history and evolution.

Prizing Children’s Literature
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 248

Prizing Children’s Literature

Children's book awards have mushroomed since the early twentieth-century and especially since the 1960s, when literary prizing became a favored strategy for both commercial promotion and canon-making. There are over 300 awards for English-language titles alone, but despite the profound impact of children’s book awards, scholars have paid relatively little attention to them. This book is the first scholarly volume devoted to the analysis of Anglophone children's book awards in historical and cultural context. With attention to both political and aesthetic concerns, the book offers original and diverse scholarship on prizing practices and their consequences in Australia, Canada, and especial...

Flora and the Chicks
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 20

Flora and the Chicks

Inspired by the main character of the Caldecott Honor book Flora and the Flamingo, this new series of board books is perfect for the very youngest Flora fans. When a nest of eggs begins to hatch, how will Flora ever keep up with so many chicks? Featuring fold-out pages and Molly Idle's graceful artwork, this adorable counting book will delight young children as they master new words and concepts.

The Early Reader in Children’s Literature and Culture
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 246

The Early Reader in Children’s Literature and Culture

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2015-12-22
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  • Publisher: Routledge

This is the first volume to consider the popular literary category of Early Readers – books written and designed for children who are just beginning to read independently. It argues that Early Readers deserve more scholarly attention and careful thought because they are, for many younger readers, their first opportunity to engage with a work of literature on their own, to feel a sense of mastery over a text, and to experience pleasure from the act of reading independently. Using interdisciplinary approaches that draw upon and synthesize research being done in education, child psychology, sociology, cultural studies, and children’s literature, the volume visits Early Readers from a variet...

The Mysteries of Life in Children's Literature
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 182

The Mysteries of Life in Children's Literature

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2000
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  • Publisher: TAN Books

FAIRY TALES AND MYTHS have enriched childhood for centuries. In between “Once upon a time” and “happily ever after” we embark on adventures that seem an eternity away from our everyday lives. Yet nothing could be further from the truth. In The Mysteries of Life in Children’s Literature, journey through a treasury of beloved fables and folk tales and discover the wisdom hiding within. In an age that rejects moral absolutes, children’s literature restores the meaning of good and evil, beautiful and ugly, normal and abnormal—and helps us see the nature of our world more clearly than we ever have before.