The Child that Books Built

Author: Francis Spufford

Publisher: Faber & Faber

ISBN: 0571266436

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 80

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Children's books - from Narnia to The Hobbit - are celebrated in this enlightened examination of the joys of childhood reading. Fairy tales and Where the Wild Things Are, The Lord of the Rings and the Narnia books, Little House on the Prairie and The Earthsea Trilogy. What would you find if you went back and re-read your favourite books from childhood? Francis Spufford discovers both delight and sadness, in this widely celebrated memoir of a boy who retreats into books, faced with a tragedy in his family. 'A beautifully composed and wholly original memoir, sounding the classics of children's literature.' David Sexton, Evening Standard 'Exuberant and serious, funny and sophisticated, this memoir of reading and childhood is a delight.' Andrea Ashworth

Portable Prose

Author: Jarrad Cogle,N. Cyril Fischer,Lydia Saleh Rofail,Vanessa Smith

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1498562701

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 228

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Portable Prose: The Novel and the Everyday explores issues related to objecthood, the everyday, and portability within the novel. The scope of this wide-ranging collection includes nineteenth- and twentieth-century fiction, contemporary postmodern literature and science fiction, as well as broader theories of the novel and the nature of reading.

The Children's Book Business

Author: Lissa Paul

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136841970

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 234

View: 8992

In The Children’s Book Business, Lissa Paul constructs a new kind of book biography. By focusing on Eliza Fenwick’s1805 product-placement novel, Visits to the Juvenile Library, in the context of Marjorie Moon’s 1990 bibliography, Benjamin Tabart’s Juvenile Library, Paul explains how twenty-first century cultural sensibilities are informed by late eighteenth-century attitudes towards children, reading, knowledge, and publishing. The thinking, knowing children of the Enlightenment, she argues, are models for present day technologically-connected, socially-conscious children; the increasingly obsolete images of Romantic innocent and ignorant children are bracketed between the two periods. By drawing on recent scholarship in several fields including book history, cultural studies, and educational theory, The Children’s Book Business provides a detailed historical picture of the landscape of some of the trade practices of early publishers, and explains how they developed in concert with the progressive pedagogies of several female authors, including Eliza Fenwick, Mary Wollstonecraft, Anna Barbauld, Maria Edgeworth, and Ann and Jane Taylor. Paul’s revisionist reading of the history of children’s literature will be of interest to scholars working in eighteenth-century studies, book history, childhood studies, cultural studies, educational history, and children’s literature.

The Child as Critic

Author: Glenna Davis Sloan

Publisher: Teachers College Press

ISBN: 9780807743409

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 238

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This bestselling text has helped countless numbers of educators to create effective reading programs that are fun and inspiring for both the student and the educator. New features include a chapter on contemporary literary theories for classroom practice, a section on storytelling, assessment advice and more.

The Developing World of the Child

Author: Wendy Rose,David P.H. Jones,Jane Aldgate

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 9781846424687

Category: Psychology

Page: 352

View: 5264

This important text shows how child development theory applies to professionals' working practice. Considering theories of development throughout the lifespan from the early years through to adolescence, and transitions to adulthood, this resource is essential reading for a range of professionals including social workers, teachers, and health and mental health professionals. The authors build up an integrated picture of the developing world of the child, looking at genetic and biological influences alongside individual psychological, interpersonal, familial, educational and wider community domains. The final part of the book looks specifically at issues for practice, including chapters on communicating with children exercising professional judgement, and planning, interventions and outcomes in children's services.

Teaching Children’s Fiction

Author: C. Butler

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230379400

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 214

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This book combines the work of nine leading teachers and scholars of children's literature from Europe and North America. They explore the various disciplines and perspectives that have contributed to the study of children's literature, giving practical classroom suggestions. Contains an up-to-date resources section.

The Cambridge Companion to Children's Literature

Author: M. O. Grenby,Andrea Immel

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139828045

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: N.A

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Some 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.

A Good Story

Author: Todd R. Nelson


ISBN: 1329779053


Page: N.A

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The Oxford Handbook of Children's Literature

Author: Julia Mickenberg,Lynne Vallone

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199938555

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 608

View: 8951

Remarkably well researched, the essays consider a wide range of texts - from the U.S., Britain and Canada - and take a variety fo theoretical approaches, including formalism and Marxism and those related to psychology, postcolonialism, reception, feminism, queer studies, and performance studies ... This collection pushes boundaries of genre, notions of childhood ... Choice. Back cover of book.

An Introduction To Childhood Studies

Author: Kehily, Mary Jane

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)

ISBN: 0335228704

Category: Education

Page: 232

View: 7198

An Introduction to Childhood Studies offers a wide-ranging and thought-provoking approach to the study of childhood, providing an important contribution to this burgeoning area of research and teaching.