Children's Literature: Classic Texts and Contemporary Trends (Paperback)
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Short Description for Children's Literature This lively and accessible collection of essays by leading scholars and children's writers, some reprinted and others newly commissioned, provides students with high quality critical material on the most widely studied classic and contemporary texts. Chronologically organized, it spans picture books to the cross-over fiction of Harry Potter.
- Published: 15 September 2009
- Format: Paperback 424 pages
- ISBN 13: 9780230227149 ISBN 10: 0230227147
- Sales rank: 559,093
Full description for Children's Literature
Children's Literature: Classic Texts and Contemporary Trends provides students with high quality critical material on a selection of important classic and contemporary children's books. From Louisa May Alcott's Little Women to J. K. Rowling's Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone to Melvin Burgess's Junk, each has been selected because they still find a favoured place on the bookshelves of today's children and because they are widely studied on university courses. These case studies explore children's literature across a variety of genres and ages, bringing together lively and accessible scholarly essays by leading scholars, some reprinted and others newly commissioned. The collection is supported by detailed introductory material, suggestions for further reading and a colour plate section reproducing covers and illustrations.