Frightening Fiction

Frightening Fiction

By (author) Geraldine Brennan , By (author) Kevin McCarron , By (author) Kimberley Reynolds

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Edited by Morag Styles and written by an international team of acknowledged experts, this series provides jargon-fee, critical discussion and a comprehensive guide to literary and popular texts for children. Each book introduces the reader to a major genre if children's literature, covering the key authors, major works and contexts in which those texts are published, read and studied. The development of the horror genre in children's literature has been a startling phenomenon - one that has provoked strong, but mixed, reactions. Frightening Fiction provides a lucid and lively guide to that genre, ranging from analyses of such popular series as Point Horror, Goosebumps, the X Files and the buffy stories, to the work of individual authors such as Robert Westall, David Almond, Philip Gross and Lesley Howarth. Kimberly Reynolds is Professor of Children's Literature at the University of Surrey Roehampton and Director of the National Centre for Research in Children's Literature where Kevin McCarron is Senior Lecturer in American Literature. Geraldine Brennan is Books Editor for the Times Educational Supplement.

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  • Paperback | 144 pages
  • 158.5 x 236.2 x 11.2mm | 222.26g
  • 21 May 2001
  • Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • Continuum International Publishing Group Ltd.
  • London
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 0826453104
  • 9780826453105
  • 1,764,284

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Kimberley Reynolds is Professor of Children's Literature and Director of the National Centre for Research in Children's Literature. Geraldine Brennan is Resources and Reviews Editor of the Times Educational Supplement (TES). Dr Kevin McCarron is Lecturer in the English Department at the University of Surrey Roehampton, London.

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"Finally readers have a book that takes a serious and critical look at the horror genre for children....For those who often have wondered how to explain the appeal of horror to parents of teens, or even how to explain it to themselves, this book is a must-read. That said, this book most likely will find its audience in college libraries and large public libraries." VOYA

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