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    DescriptionSome 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.


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    Title
    The Cambridge Companion to Children's Literature
    Authors and contributors
    Edited by M. O. Grenby, Edited by Andrea Immel
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 320
    Width: 152 mm
    Height: 226 mm
    Thickness: 22 mm
    Weight: 558 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780521687829
    ISBN 10: 0521687829
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25610
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T3.7
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC language qualifier (language as subject) V2: 2AB
    BIC E4L: LIT
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: ET030
    Ingram Theme: CULT/BRITIS
    BIC subject category V2: DSY
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    BIC subject category V2: DS
    Ingram Subject Code: LA
    Libri: I-LA
    BISAC V2.8: LIT004120
    B&T Modifier: Text Format: 02
    BISAC V2.8: LAN014000
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 02
    B&T General Subject: 495
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    BIC subject category V2: D
    BISAC V2.8: LIT009000
    BIC subject category V2: 2AB
    DC22: 820.99282
    LC subject heading:
    LC classification: PR990 .C36 2009
    Thema V1.0: DS, DSY
    Illustrations note
    14 b/w illus.
    Publisher
    CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
    Imprint name
    CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
    Publication date
    01 March 2010
    Publication City/Country
    Cambridge
    Author Information
    M. O. Grenby is Reader in Children's Literature at Newcastle University. Andrea Immel is Curator of the Cotsen Children's Library at Princeton University.
    Review quote
    '... concise, stimulating comments on other school stories from the late 20th century, such as Diana Wynne Jones's Witch Week, help cast the conventions and conventionality of the Harry Potter books into relief and draw attention to the numerous alternative school stories out there.' www.parentcentral.ca 'The Cambridge Companion, lucid, entertaining, and with hardly a word wasted, locates itself in an accessible, mainstream position, and generally does an outstanding job of playing critical and historical catch-up on its more established literary fellow disciplines ... beautiful to behold - books to cheer the bookperson's heart, and the inclusion in the series of a volume on Children's Literature, especially one as good as this, should be the cause of unalloyed delight.' Modern Language Review ' ... excellent, straightforward collection that covers the fundamentals. It is also a collection that inspires readers to delve deeper ... provides a perfect sampling of scholarship for undergraduate and graduate students, but this collection should also appeal to established scholars and experts in the field.' Muse
    Table of contents
    Preface M. O. Grenby and Andrea Immel; Chronology Eric J. Johnson; Part I. Contexts and Genres: 1. The origins of children's literature M. O. Grenby; 2. Children's books and the constructions of childhood Andrea Immel; 3. The making of children's books Brian Alderson; 4. Picture book worlds and ways of seeing Katie Trumpener; 5. The fear of poetry Richard Flynn; 6. Retelling stories across time and cultures John Stephens; 7. Classics and canons Deborah Stevenson; Part II. Audiences: 8. Learning to be literate Lissa Paul; 9. Gender roles in children's fiction Judy Simons; 10. Children's texts and the grown-up reader U. C. Knoepfelmacher; 11. Ideas of difference in children's literature Lynne Vallone; Part III. Forms and Themes: 12. Changing families in children's fiction Kimberley Reynolds; 13. Traditions of the school story Mavis Reimer; 14. Fantasy's alternative geography for children Andrea Immel, U. C. Knoepfelmacher and Julia Briggs; 15. Animal and object stories David Rudd; 16. Humour and the body in children's literature Roderick McGillis; Guide to further reading; Index.