Author: Jelena O. Krstovic
Release Date: 2012
Genre: Children's literature
Presents full-text literary criticism on writers and illustrators for children and young adults. Critical essays are selected from leading sources, including published journals, magazines, books, monographs, reviews, and scholarly papers.
Author: Peter Hunt
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Release Date: 1999
Genre: Literary Criticism
This book provides an introduction to some of the critical theories useful in the study of children's literature. The 14 chapters examine the context, application and relevance to this area of concepts such as feminism, ideology, psychoanalysis and literacy studies.
KEY BENEFT: This book presents a comprehensive discussion of international children's books and their use in K-8 classrooms.KEY TOPICS Global Perspectives in Children's Literature reviews the status of children's literature around the world and elaborates on the benefits of international children's literature for children's development and the curriculum. The book presents various genres such as picture books, fiction, informational books, and poetry. Issues in the field and criteria for selecting books to be used in the classroom are provided, as well as a discussion of history and contemporary trends worldwide. Specific ways to share international books are also presented, as they relate to theme studies, specific content areas, visual literacy, and language arts.Useful for anyone interested in global education, specifically that of Children's Literature.
Author: Gale Research Inc
Release Date: 2019-01-11
This illustrated series covers more than 600 writers and illustrators for children and young adults, including such notable figures as Louisa May Alcott, Judy Blume, A. A. Milne, Walter Dean Myers and Maurice Sendak. Typical entries consist of a listing of major works and awards and criticism from significant reviews and commentaries on the authors or artists works. Each volume includes cumulative author name and nationality indexes as well as a volume-specific title index. A cumulative title index to the entire series is published separately.
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.
Author: Janice Bland
Publisher: A&C Black
Release Date: 2013-03-28
Bringing together leading scholars and teacher educators from across the world, from Europe and the USA to Asia, this book presents the latest research and new perspectives into the uses of children's literature in second language teaching for children and young adults. Children's Literature in Second Language Education covers such topics as extensive reading, creative writing in the language classroom, the use of picturebooks and graphic novels in second language teaching and the potential of children's literature in promoting intercultural education. The focus throughout the book is on creative approaches to language teaching, from early years through to young adult learners, making this book an essential read for those studying or embarking on second language teaching at all levels.
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.
Children's Literature in Context is a clear, accessible and concise introduction to children's literature and its wider contexts. It begins by introducing key issues involved in the study of children's literature and its social, cultural and literary contexts. Close readings of commonly studied texts including Lewis Carroll's Alice books, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, the Harry Potter series and the His Dark Materials trilogy highlight major themes and ways of reading children's literature. A chapter on afterlives and adaptations explores a range of wider cultural texts including the film adaptations of Harry Potter, The Chronicles of Narnia and The Golden Compass. The final section introduces key critical interpretations from different perspectives on issues including innocence, gender, fantasy, psychoanalysis and ideology. 'Review, Reading and Research' sections give suggestions for further reading, discussion and research. Introducing texts, contexts and criticism, this is a lively and up-to-date resource for anyone studying children's literature.