Discovering Childrens Literature

Discovering Childrens Literature

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For the introductory survey course in Children's Literature. A concise introduction to the world of literature for infants, children, and adolescents, this popular text taps the work of well-known scholars to provide its foundation in genre theory while clearly relating the books it recommends to practical teaching applications. After first defining literature and literacy, and examining relevant aspects of children's development, the author explores each of the traditional literature genres in turn; and provides a firm structure for evaluation that will serve future teachers well as they approach any form of literature. Each chapter asks the student for reflections, opinions, and participation through suggested projects and more

Product details

  • Paperback | 329 pages
  • 190.5 x 226.06 x 20.32mm | 544.31g
  • Pearson Education Limited
  • Prentice-Hall
  • Harlow, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 3rd edition
  • illustrations, map
  • 0130423327
  • 9780130423320

Table of contents

1. The Child, the Book, and Literacy. 2. Childhood, Children, and History. 3. Evaluating Children's Books. 4. Once Upon a Time...and Tradition Continues. 5. Picture Books for the Very Young. 6. Picture Books for All. 7. The Pleasure and Power of Poetry. 8. Imaginary Worlds of Fantasy. 9. Realism in the Here and Now. 10. Realism in the Past. 11. Biography: The Story of a Life. 12. Books of Information. Appendix A: Children's Book Awards. Appendix B: Internet Addresses and Additional Resources. Glossary. About the Author. Author and Title Index. Subject more

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