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ChildrenÍs & teenage literature studies books

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The Bloomsbury Introduction to Children's and Young Adult Literature by Karen (Professor of English, Illinois State University, USA, Illinois State University, USA) Coats The Bloomsbury Introduction to Children's and Young Adult Literature
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From Maria Edgeworth, Dr Seuss and Lewis Carroll to Sherman Alexie, Sharon Flake, and Gene Luen Yang, this is a comprehensive introduction to studying the infinitely varied worlds of literature for children and young adults. Exploring a diverse range of...
Format: Paperback - Released: 16/11/2017

The Bloomsbury Introduction to Children's and Young Adult Literature by Karen (Professor of English, Illinois State University, USA, Illinois State University, USA) Coats The Bloomsbury Introduction to Children's and Young Adult Literature
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From Maria Edgeworth, Dr Seuss and Lewis Carroll to Sherman Alexie, Sharon Flake, and Gene Luen Yang, this is a comprehensive introduction to studying the infinitely varied worlds of literature for children and young adults. Exploring a diverse range of...
Format: Hardback - Released: 16/11/2017

The Routledge Companion to Picturebooks by Bettina Kummerling-Meibauer The Routledge Companion to Picturebooks

Containing over 50 essays by leading and new scholars, this Companion is the ultimate guide to picturebooks. It contains a detailed introduction by the editor, surveying the history and development of the field and emphasising the international and cultural diversity...
Format: Hardback - Released: 24/10/2017

Tales of Wonder Retelling Fairy Tales Through Picture Postcards by Jack Zipes Tales of Wonder Retelling Fairy Tales Through Picture Postcards

The most familiar fairy tales call to mind certain images: Little Red Riding Hood, Puss in Boots, Snow White, Cinderella, Rapunzel, Sleeping Beauty. Yet these visions often merely reflect illustrations encountered in classic tellings of the tales. The postcards gathered...
Format: Hardback - Released: 10/10/2017

A History of Children's Books in 100 Books by Roderick Cave, Sara Ayad A History of Children's Books in 100 Books
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This book takes a global perspective, tracing the development of children's literature from ancient stories such as Aesop's Fables and the Indian Panchatantra, to the fairy tales of the Brothers Grimm, to the highly collectable Ladybird books of the 20th...
Format: Hardback - Released: 21/09/2017

The Boy Detective in Early British Children's Literature Patrolling the Borders between Boyhood and Manhood by Lucy Andrew The Boy Detective in Early British Children's Literature Patrolling the Borders between Boyhood and Manhood

This book maps the development of the boy detective in British children's literature from the mid-nineteenth to the early-twentieth century.
Format: Hardback - Released: 12/09/2017

African American Children in American Political Life The Literature and Politics of the Impossible by Myisha Priest African American Children in American Political Life The Literature and Politics of the Impossible

This book explores the ways that figures of Black children and writing for them articulate complex and contested notions of justice arising from the entanglements of black freedom and black subjection, articulations made material in spectacular performances on the political...
Format: Hardback - Released: 07/09/2017

The Embodied Child Readings in Children's Literature and Culture by Roxanne Harde The Embodied Child Readings in Children's Literature and Culture

The Embodied Child: Readings in Children's Literature and Culture brings together essays that offer compelling analyses of children's bodies as they read and are read, as they interact with literature and other cultural artifacts, and as they are constructed in...
Format: Hardback - Released: 04/09/2017

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Eighteenth-Century Literature and Childhood Emotions Childish Passions by L. Joy Eighteenth-Century Literature and Childhood Emotions Childish Passions

Exploring the peculiar alliances between childishness and affect that are posted in the long eighteenth century, this new book traces the ways in which literature of the period and in particular children's literature sought to civilize its readers by attempting...
Format: Hardback - Released: 07/12/2017

Battling Girlhood Sympathy, Social Justice, and the Tomboy Figure in American Literature by Kristen Proehl Battling Girlhood Sympathy, Social Justice, and the Tomboy Figure in American Literature

From Jo March of Little Women (1868) to Katniss Everdeen of The Hunger Games (2008), the American tomboy figure has evolved into an icon of modern girlhood and symbol of female empowerment. Battling Girlhood: Sympathy, Social Justice, and the Tomboy...
Format: Hardback - Released: 08/12/2017

Reading in the Dark Horror in Children's Literature and Culture by Jessica R. McCort Reading in the Dark Horror in Children's Literature and Culture

Dark novels, shows, and films targeted toward children and young adults are proliferating wildly. Reading in the Dark fills a gap in criticism devoted to children's popular culture by concentrating on horror, an often neglected genre. These scholars explore the...
Format: Paperback - Released: 15/12/2017

Terry Pratchett's Narrative Worlds From Giant Turtles to Small Gods by Marion Rana Terry Pratchett's Narrative Worlds From Giant Turtles to Small Gods

This book highlights the multi-dimensionality of the work of British fantasy writer and Discworld creator Terry Pratchett. Taking into account content, political commentary, and literary technique, it explores the impact of Pratchett's work on fantasy writing and genre conventions.With chapters...
Format: Hardback - Released: 17/12/2017

Classical Reception and Children's Literature Greece, Rome and Childhood Transformation by Helen Lovatt Classical Reception and Children's Literature Greece, Rome and Childhood Transformation

Reception studies have transformed the classics.
Format: Hardback - Released: 18/12/2017

A Literature of Questions Nonfiction for the Critical Child by Joe Sutliff Sanders A Literature of Questions Nonfiction for the Critical Child

Nonfiction books for children-from biographies and historical accounts of communities and events to works on science and social justice-have traditionally been most highly valued by educators and parents for their factual accuracy. This approach, however, misses an opportunity for young...
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/01/2018

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Affect, Emotion, and Children's Literature Representation and Socialisation in Texts for Children and Young Adults by Kristine (Deakin University, Australia) Moruzi Affect, Emotion, and Children's Literature Representation and Socialisation in Texts for Children and Young Adults
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This volume explores the relationship between representation, affect, and emotion in texts for children and young adults. It demonstrates how texts for young people function as tools for emotional socialization, enculturation, and political persuasion. The collection provides an introduction to...
Format: Hardback - Released: 23/08/2017

Nordic Childhoods 1700-1960 From Folk Beliefs to Pippi Longstocking by Reidar (University of Oslo, Norway) Aasgaard Nordic Childhoods 1700-1960 From Folk Beliefs to Pippi Longstocking
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This volume strengthens interest and research in the fields of both Childhood Studies and Nordic Studies by exploring conceptions of children and childhood in the Nordic countries (Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, and Sweden). Although some books have been written about...
Format: Hardback - Released: 14/08/2017

Graphic Girlhoods Visualizing Education and Violence by Elizabeth Marshall Graphic Girlhoods Visualizing Education and Violence

From fairy tales like Little Red Riding Hood to picture books, such as Birmingham, 1963 to women's graphic memoirs like One Hundred Demons, this study stakes a claim for paying attention to what texts for and about the girl? have...
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/08/2017

Between Generations Collaborative Authorship in the Golden Age of Children's Literature by Victoria Ford Smith Between Generations Collaborative Authorship in the Golden Age of Children's Literature

A multidisciplinary volume that reframes children as powerful forces in the production of their own literature and culture by uncovering a tradition of collaborative partnerships between adults and children in nineteenth- and early twentieth-century England. The intergenerational collaborations documented provide...
Format: Hardback - Released: 30/07/2017

Children's Writers' & Artists' Yearbook 2018 by Children's Writers' & Artists' Yearbook 2018

The annual, bestselling guide to all aspects of the media and how to write and illustrate for children and young adults. Acknowledged by the media industries and authors as the essential guide to how to get published. The 70+ articles...
Format: Paperback - Released: 27/07/2017

Imagining Sameness and Difference in Children's Literature From the Enlightenment to the Present Day by Emer O'Sullivan Imagining Sameness and Difference in Children's Literature From the Enlightenment to the Present Day

This book investigates how cultural sameness and difference has been presented in a variety of forms and genres of children's literature from Denmark, Germany, France, Russia, Britain, and the United States;
Format: Hardback - Released: 21/07/2017

Maps and Mapping in Children's Literature Landscapes, seascapes and cityscapes by Nina (Western Norway University of Applied Sciences) Goga Maps and Mapping in Children's Literature Landscapes, seascapes and cityscapes

Maps and Mapping in Children's Literature is the first comprehensive study that investigates the representation of maps in children's books as well as the impact of mapping on the depiction of landscapes, seascapes, and cityscapes in children's literature. The chapters...
Format: Hardback - Released: 15/07/2017

Italian Children's Literature and National Identity Childhood, Melancholy, Modernity by Maria (Pennsylvania State University, USA) Truglio Italian Children's Literature and National Identity Childhood, Melancholy, Modernity
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This book bridges the fields of Children's Literature and Italian Studies by examining how turn-of-the-century children's books forged a unified national identity for the new Italian State. Through contextualized close readings of a wide range of texts, Truglio shows how...
Format: Hardback - Released: 13/07/2017

Young Adult Fiction Core Collection by H. W. Wilson Young Adult Fiction Core Collection

For over 50 years, H.W. Wilson's Core Collections have been librarians' must-have guide to the best fiction and non-fiction works for all types of collections. Due to the growing popularity of the genre of Young Adult Fiction and the ever...
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/07/2017

The Morals of Monster Stories Essays on Children's Picture Book Messages by Leslie Ormandy The Morals of Monster Stories Essays on Children's Picture Book Messages

A child's life most likely does not feature supernatural characters - monsters such as vampires or sea serpents etc. This is the first collected edition to ask what morals are offered to children through the use of supernatural characters /...
Format: Paperback - Released: 30/06/2017

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