The Continuum Encyclopedia of Children's Literature

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Author: Bernice E. Cullinan,Diane Goetz Person

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9780826417787

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 863

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Provides articles covering children's literature from around the world as well as biographical and critical reviews of authors including Avi, C.S. Lewis, J.K. Rowling, and Anno Mitsumasa.

The Continuum Encyclopedia of American Literature

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Author: Steven R. Serafin,Alfred Bendixen

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9780826417770

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 1305

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More than ten years in the making, this comprehensive single-volume literary survey is for the student, scholar, and general reader. The Continuum Encyclopedia of American Literature represents a collaborative effort, involving 300 contributors from across the US and Canada. Composed of more than 1,100 signed biographical-critical entries, this Encyclopedia serves as both guide and companion to the study and appreciation of American literature. A special feature is the topical article, of which there are 70.

The Continuum Encyclopedia of Young Adult Literature

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Author: Bernice E. Cullinan,Bonnie L. Kunzel,Deborah A. Wooten

Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic

ISBN: 9780826417107

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 784

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Young adult (or YA) literature and publishing are not simply flourishing. They represent perhaps the fastest-growing field of all. With graphic novels and so-called crossover works like the Harry Potter series selling in the tens of millions, the field of YA literature is one of the most dynamic and exciting in the U.S. and Canada. YA is increasingly an international phenomenon as well. The Continuum Encyclopedia of Young Adult Literature is the only reference guide to this phenomenon in any language. It is a collaborative effort by 200 authorities who contribute some 650 original, signed entries. These key contributors include: Michael Cart, Ken Donelson, Danny Fingeroth Ted Hipple, Teri Lesesne, Alleen Nilsen, Hazel Rochman, Stephanie Svirin, and many others. (Some are subjects of entries themselves.) Among the authors and educators written about are: Judy Blume, Robert Cormier, Chris Crutcher, Will Eisner, James Cross Giblin, Karen Hesse, S. E. Hinton, Robert Lipsyte, Lois Lowry, Linda Sue Park, Gary Paulsen, Richard Peck, Philip Pullman, Louise Rosenblatt, J. K. Rowling, Art Spiegelman, Dorothy Strickland, J. R. R. Tolkien, and many others. A considerable effort is made to include authors and graphic-novel artists who are not found in any other reference work on adult or children's literature. Another special feature is the topical article. These often include up-and-coming figures that are not covered in their own entry. There are 75 topical articles, including African American Literature; Asian American Literature; Australian Literature; Canadian Literature; Crossovers; Death and Dying; Fantasy; Feminist Fairy Tales; The Graphic Novel; Harry Potter - "Not Just for Kids Anymore"; Horror; Latina/Latino Literature; The Lord of the Rings and Beyond; New Zealand Literature; Science Fiction and Crossovers; Superheroes of the 1960s and Stan Lee; Witches and Dragons; Tween and Teen; Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow; and others. For easy reference, The Continuum Encyclopedia of Young Adult Literature features an appendix listing major-award winners as well as an index of names cross-referenced to entries where applicable.

Radical Children's Literature

Future Visions and Aesthetic Transformations in Juvenile Fiction

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Author: K. Reynolds

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230206204

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 215

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This book reappraises the place of children's literature, showing it to be a creative space where writers and illustrators try out new ideas about books, society, and narratives in an age of instant communication and multi-media. It looks at the stories about the world and young people; the interaction with changing childhoods and new technologies.

Enterprising Youth

Social Values and Acculturation in Nineteenth-Century American Children’s Literature

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Author: Monika Elbert

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135898545

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 312

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"Recommended" by Choice Enterprising Youth examines the agenda behind the shaping of nineteenth-century children’s perceptions and world views and the transmission of civic duties and social values to children by adults. The essays in this book reveal the contradictions involved in the perceptions of children as active or passive, as representatives of a new order, or as receptacles of the transmitted values of their parents. The question, then, is whether the business of telling children's stories becomes an adult enterprise of conservative indoctrination, or whether children are enterprising enough to read what many of the contributors to this volume see as the subversive potential of these texts. This collection of literary and historical criticism of nineteenth-century American children’s literature draws upon recent assessments of canon formations, gender studies, and cultural studies to show how concepts of public/private, male/female, and domestic/foreign are collapsed to reveal a picture of American childhood and life that is expansive and constrictive at the same time.

Melvin Burgess

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Author: Alison Waller

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1137262818

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 232

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Melvin Burgess has made a powerful name for himself in the world of children's and young adult literature, emerging in the 1990s as the author of over twenty critically acclaimed novels. This collection of original essays by a team of established and new scholars introduces readers to the key debates surrounding Burgess's most challenging work, including controversial young adult novels Junk and Doing It. Covering a variety of critical and theoretical perspectives, the volume also presents exciting new readings of some of his less familiar fiction for children, and features an interview with the author.

Historical Fiction for Young Readers (grades 4-8)

An Introduction

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Author: John Thomas Gillespie

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1591586216

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 489

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Presents an introduction to historical fiction for readers in grades four through eight, listing eighty titles of works for this age group and providing plot summaries, characters, historical background, and selected passages for discussion.

Developing Voice Through the Language Arts

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Author: Kathryn Henn-Reinke,Geralyn A. Chesner

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1412918111

Category: Education

Page: 465

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Let every voice be heard! Developing Voice Through the Language Arts shows prospective teachers how to use the language arts to connect diverse students to the world around them and help them develop their own literate voices. This book considers the integrated nature of the primary language arts - reading, writing, listening, speaking, viewing, and visually representing. Authors Kathryn Henn-Reinke and Geralyn A. Chesner encourage preservice and inservice teachers to take a reflective, balanced approach in preparing to teach language arts.

Literature for Children

A Short Introduction

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Author: David L. Russell

Publisher: Allyn & Bacon

ISBN: 9780205591930

Category: Education

Page: 338

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This succinct yet comprehensive introduction to children's literature focuses on genres and concepts rather than on particular authors. This completely updated edition provides a clear, literary perspective for understanding the foundations and contexts of literature, including the various genres of children's literature, from picture to informational books. The Sixth Edition continues to be approachable and inviting with its clear and logical organization and its simple and direct prose. Arguing that students need to love literature, appreciate its beauty, explore its complexity, and enjoy its magic, the Sixth Edition stresses the need for students to first appreciate literature in order to later use it in the classroom. Well known for its booklists, this text will prepare students for using and evaluating literature in any classroom. This text is unique compared to others on the market because it is flexible for use in both English and Education departments. It focuses on the traditional genres of children's literature, and the discussions within the chapters are organized according to themes.

Park Range Atmospheric Water Resources Program

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Author: E. Bollay Associates

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Water-supply

Page: N.A

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With many biographical-critical entries and nearly 100 topical articles all written by experts in the field, The Continuum Encyclopedia of Children's Literature is the most complete and up-to-date single-volume reference source on the subject. The work covers 150 years of children's literature in many cultures: The United States, Great Britain, Canada, continental Europe, Australia, New Zealand, Africa, and Asia. Biographical-critical entries include authors as well as illustrators. A distinguished board of advisers, made up of scholars, editors, librarians, authors, and artists, has helped make this encyclopedia even more user-friendly.