Families in Children s Literature

Families in Children s Literature
Author: Nancy Lee Cecil,Patricia Roberts
Publsiher: Libraries Unlimited
Total Pages: 148
Release: 1998
ISBN: 1563083132
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Families in Children s Literature Book Excerpt:

Lists and describes children's literature that portrays family life

Understanding Children s Literature

Understanding Children s Literature
Author: Peter Hunt
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 232
Release: 2006-05-17
ISBN: 1134186584
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Understanding Children s Literature Book Excerpt:

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.

Aesthetic Approaches to Children s Literature

Aesthetic Approaches to Children s Literature
Author: Maria Nikolajeva
Publsiher: Scarecrow Press
Total Pages: 313
Release: 2005-05-12
ISBN: 0810854260
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Aesthetic Approaches to Children s Literature Book Excerpt:

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 Literature as Communication

Children s Literature as Communication
Author: Roger D. Sell
Publsiher: John Benjamins Publishing
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2002-01-01
ISBN: 9789027226426
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Children s Literature as Communication Book Excerpt:

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.

Childrens Literature and the Politics of Equality

Childrens Literature and the Politics of Equality
Author: Pat Pinsent
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2013-07-04
ISBN: 1134091028
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Childrens Literature and the Politics of Equality Book Excerpt:

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

Children s Literature Studies

Children s Literature Studies
Author: Linda C. Salem
Publsiher: Libraries Unlimited
Total Pages: 153
Release: 2006
ISBN: 1591580897
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Children s Literature Studies Book Excerpt:

This supplement to standard children's literature textbooks will be a help to instructors as they engage their students in discussions about selection of materials, censorship, dealing with curricular issues, the need to understand administrative policies, community beliefs, and their responses to these issues. It is designed to help instructors discuss books in ways that inspire collegiality, collaboration, and scholarship in book evaluation and selection. Using actual case studies, resource reviews and/or scenarios of censorship, religion, violence, ethnicity and other issues, the instructor will be able to encourage discussion and reflective thought about real issues faced by teachers and librarians as they select materials for classroom or school library use. This supplement to standard children's literature textbooks will be a help to instructors as they engage their students in discussions about selection of materials, censorship, dealing with curricular issues, the need to understand administrative policies, community beliefs, and their responses to these issues. It is designed to help them discuss books in ways that inspire collegiality, collaboration, and scholarship in book evaluation and selection. Using actual case studies, resource reviews and/or scenarios of censorship, religion, violence, ethnicity and other issues, the instructor will be able to encourage discussion and reflective thought about real issues faced by teachers and librarians as they select materials for classroom or school library use. Guides for possible resources for help in researching situations will be included. This will prove a very valuable resource in teaching children's literature courses in schools of education and library schools, and useful to practicing teachers and librarians as well. Though the book is slanted toward the use of books as classroom materials, it will be a valuable asset to a school library's professional collection and certainly valuable to the training of pre-service teachers and school librarians. Each chapter begins with a bibliographic essay that introduces the topic to the reader. The essay is designed as a starting point for further discussion and research. A list of references for each chapter is provided at the end of the chapter. These references represent sources teachers can use to conduct further research to find multiple perspectives about books.

Children s Literature

Children s Literature
Author: Barbara Stoodt
Publsiher: Macmillan Education AU
Total Pages: 510
Release: 1996
ISBN: 9780732940126
Category: Children
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Kipling s Children s Literature

Kipling s Children s Literature
Author: Dr Sue Walsh
Publsiher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
Total Pages: 186
Release: 2013-04-28
ISBN: 1409475921
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Kipling s Children s Literature Book Excerpt:

Despite Kipling's popularity as an author and his standing as a politically controversial figure, much of his work has remained relatively unexamined due to its characterization as 'children's literature'. Sue Walsh challenges the apparently clear division between 'children's' and 'adult' literature, and poses important questions about how these strict categories have influenced critical work on Kipling and on literature in general. For example, why are some of Kipling's books viewed as children's literature, and what critical assumptions does this label produce? Why is it that Kim is viewed by critics as transcending attempts at categorization? Using Kipling as a case study, Walsh discusses texts such as Kim, The Jungle Books, the Just-So Stories, Puck of Pook's Hill, and Rewards and Fairies, re-evaluating earlier critical approaches and offering fresh readings of these relatively neglected works. In the process, she suggests new directions for postcolonial and childhood studies and interrogates the way biographical criticism on children's literature in particular has tended to supersede and obstruct other kinds of readings.

Children s Literature

Children s Literature
Author: Francelia Butler
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1972
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Children's literature
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Philosophy in Children s Literature

Philosophy in Children s Literature
Author: Peter R. Costello
Publsiher: Lexington Books
Total Pages: 354
Release: 2011-12-29
ISBN: 073916824X
Category: Philosophy
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Philosophy in Children s Literature Book Excerpt:

This book allows philosophers, literary theorists, and education specialists to come together to offer a series of readings on works of children’s literature. Each of their readings is focused on pairing a particular, popular picture book or a chapter book with philosophical texts or themes. The book has three sections—the first, on picturebooks; the second, on chapter books; and the third, on two sets of paired readings of two very popular picturebooks. By means of its three sections, the book sets forth as its goal to show how philosophy can be helpful in reappraising books aimed at children from early childhood on. Particularly in the third section, the book emphasizes how philosophy can help to multiply the type of interpretative stances that are possible when readers listen again to what they thought they knew so well. The kinds of questions this book raises are the following: How are children’s books already anticipating or articulating philosophical problems and discussions? How does children’s literature work by means of philosophical puzzles or language games? What do children’s books reveal about the existential situation the child reader faces? In posing and answering these kinds of questions, the readings within the book thus intersect with recent, developing scholarship in children’s literature studies as well as in the psychology and philosophy of childhood.

Children s Literature Abstracts

Children s Literature Abstracts
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1996
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Children
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Cambridge Companion to Children s Literature

The Cambridge Companion to Children s Literature
Author: M. O. Grenby,Andrea Immel
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2009-12-10
ISBN: 1139828045
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Cambridge Companion to Children s Literature Book Excerpt:

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.

Keywords for Children s Literature

Keywords for Children s Literature
Author: Philip Nel,Lissa Paul
Publsiher: NYU Press
Total Pages: 282
Release: 2011
ISBN: 0814758894
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Keywords for Children s Literature Book Excerpt:

This text presents 49 original essays on the essential terms and concepts of children's literature.

Essentials of Children s Literature

Essentials of Children s Literature
Author: Carl M. Tomlinson,Carol Lynch-Brown
Publsiher: Allyn & Bacon
Total Pages: 386
Release: 1995
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Children
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Essentials of Children s Literature Book Excerpt:

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.

Poetics of Children s Literature

Poetics of Children s Literature
Author: Zohar Shavit
Publsiher: University of Georgia Press
Total Pages: 216
Release: 2009-11-01
ISBN: 0820334812
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Poetics of Children s Literature Book Excerpt:

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.

Change and Renewal in Children s Literature

Change and Renewal in Children s Literature
Author: Thomas Van der Walt,Felicité Fairer-Wessels,Judith Inggs
Publsiher: Greenwood Publishing Group
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2004
ISBN: 9780275981853
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Change and Renewal in Children s Literature Book Excerpt:

A collection of scholarly essays on the topics of change and renewal in children's literature.

Comparative Children s Literature

Comparative Children s Literature
Author: Emer O'Sullivan
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2005-03-05
ISBN: 1134404859
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Comparative Children s Literature Book Excerpt:

WINNER OF THE 2007 CHLA BOOK AWARD! Children's literature has transcended linguistic and cultural borders since books and magazines for young readers were first produced, with popular books translated throughout the world. Emer O'Sullivan traces the history of comparative children's literature studies, from the enthusiastic internationalism of the post-war period – which set out from the idea of a supra-national world republic of childhood – to modern comparative criticism. Drawing on the scholarship and children's literature of many cultures and languages, she outlines the constituent areas that structure the field, including contact and transfer studies, intertextuality studies, intermediality studies and image studies. In doing so, she provides the first comprehensive overview of this exciting new research area. Comparative Children's Literature also links the fields of narratology and translation studies, to develop an original and highly valuable communicative model of translation. Taking in issues of children's 'classics', the canon and world literature for children, Comparative Children's Literature reveals that this branch of literature is not as genuinely international as it is often fondly assumed to be and is essential reading for those interested in the consequences of globalization on children's literature and culture.

Children s Literature and the Fin de Si cle

Children s Literature and the Fin de Si  cle
Author: International Research Society for Children's Literature Congress 1999,International Research Society for Children's Literature. Congress,International Research Society for Children's Literature,Children's Literature Association (U.S.)
Publsiher: Greenwood Publishing Group
Total Pages: 223
Release: 2003
ISBN: 9780313321207
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Children s Literature and the Fin de Si cle Book Excerpt:

The close of a century invites both retrospection and prognostication. As a period of transition, it also brings a sense of uncertainty, finality, and apocalypticism. This volume examines fin de siecle tensions in 19th- and 20th-century children's literature from around the world. The contributors look back at children's literature of the past and ahead toward children's literature of the future, while probing such issues as literary nonsense and the breakdown of language, the image of the child as redeemer, social engineering in children's literature, the Holocaust in children's fiction, fear in contemporary fantasy, and changing notions of masculinity.

Children s Literature

Children s Literature
Author: Seth Lerer
Publsiher: University of Chicago Press
Total Pages: 396
Release: 2009-04-01
ISBN: 0226473023
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Children s Literature Book Excerpt:

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 centuries, continents, and genres to discover how, and why, we first fall in love with the written word. “Lerer has accomplished something magical. Unlike the many handbooks to children’s literature that synopsize, evaluate, or otherwise guide adults in the selection of materials for children, this work presents a true critical history of the genre. . . . Scholarly, erudite, and all but exhaustive, it is also entertaining and accessible. Lerer takes his subject seriously without making it dull.”—Library Journal (starred review) “Lerer’s history reminds us of the wealth of literature written during the past 2,600 years. . . . With his vast and multidimensional knowledge of literature, he underscores the vital role it plays in forming a child’s imagination. We are made, he suggests, by the books we read.”—San Francisco Chronicle “There are dazzling chapters on John Locke and Empire, and nonsense, and Darwin, but Lerer’s most interesting chapter focuses on girls’ fiction. . . . A brilliant series of readings.”—Diane Purkiss, Times Literary Supplement

International Companion Encyclopedia of Children s Literature

International Companion Encyclopedia of Children s Literature
Author: Peter Hunt
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 944
Release: 2003-09-02
ISBN: 1134879938
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

International Companion Encyclopedia of Children s Literature Book Excerpt:

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.