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Literature And The Child

Author : Lee Galda
ISBN : 9781305854987
Genre : Business & Economics
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LITERATURE AND THE CHILD, 9th Edition, offers thorough, concise coverage of the genres and formats of children’s literature and guidance on using literature in the classroom. With a focus on diverse award-winning titles, this market-leading text includes beautifully written and illustrated discussions of exemplary titles for readers in nursery school through middle school. A stunning design features interior illustrations by Lauren Stringer, an award-winning children’s book author and illustrator. Each genre chapter contains criteria for evaluating literary quality, equipping students with a resource to guide text selection in the classroom. Practical, research-based information about teaching appears throughout, including sample teaching ideas and an emphasis on the importance of selecting and teaching complex texts. Extensive booklists provide excellent, ongoing resources and highlight texts that emphasize diversity. This text helps teachers understand how to select books that best serve their curriculum goals as well as the interests and needs of their students. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
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Literature And The Child

Author : Lee Galda
ISBN : 9781133602071
Genre : Education
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LITERATURE AND THE CHILD, 8th Edition, covers the two major topical areas of children's literature: the genres of children's literature (picturebooks, contemporary realistic fiction, etc.) and the use of children's literature in the classroom. The book offers succinct yet beautifully written and illustrated discussions that reflect the tone and feel of children's books. Featuring discussions of the latest works of children's literature, the book includes coverage of the growing importance of young adult literature as well as emphasis on upper-level children's literature and adolescent literature. The authors pay careful attention to diversity in children's literature and equip readers with practical, research-based teaching ideas linked to the Common Core English Language Arts Standards for grades kindergarten through eight. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Category: Education

Literature And The Child

Author : Bernice E. Cullinan
ISBN : UOM:39076002886153
Genre : Children
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With a slender design and appealing art, Cullinan and Galda present a thought provoking discussion on how children can read to respond, read to learn, and read to enjoy. This text provides evaluation criteria for selecting superior children's books, rather than listing thousands of titles and synopses. Booklists direct readers to quality literature, and extended discussions of selected titles demonstrate the selection criteria. Multicultural literature is discussed throughout the text, with a separate chapter on more specific multicultural issues. Numerous teaching ideas, many of which are contributed by classroom teachers, provide practical applications. This is a book for teachers, stressing the use of good books in a literature based curriculum.
Category: Children

Literature And The Child

Author : James Holt Mcgavran
ISBN : 9781587292910
Genre : Literary Criticism
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The Romantic myth of childhood as a transhistorical holy time of innocence and spirituality, uncorrupted by the adult world, has been subjected in recent years to increasingly serious interrogation. Was there ever really a time when mythic ideals were simple, pure, and uncomplicated? The contributors to this book contend—although in widely differing ways and not always approvingly—that our culture is indeed still pervaded, in this postmodern moment of the very late twentieth century, by the Romantic conception of childhood which first emerged two hundred years ago. In the wake of the French Revolution and the Industrial Revolution, western Europe experienced another fin de siècle characterized by overwhelming material and institutional change and instability. By historicizing the specific political, social, and economic conflicts at work within the notion of Romantic childhood, the essayists in Literature and the Child show us how little these forces have changed over time and how enriching and empowering they can still be for children and their parents. In the first section, “Romanticism Continued and Contested,” Alan Richardson and Mitzi Myers question the origins and ends of Romantic childhood. In “Romantic Ironies, Postmodern Texts,” Dieter Petzold, Richard Flynn, and James McGavran argue that postmodern texts for both children and adults perpetuate the Romantic complexities of childhood. Next, in “The Commerce of Children's Books,” Anne Lundin and Paula Connolly study the production and marketing of children's classics. Finally, in “Romantic Ideas in Cultural Confrontations,” William Scheick and Teya Rosenberg investigate interactions of Romantic myths with those of other cultural systems.
Category: Literary Criticism

Cullinan And Galda S Literature And The Child

Author : Lee Galda
ISBN : 0534246834
Genre : Children
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Galda and Cullinan explore the realm of children's literature. In the first part of the text, individual chapters are devoted to the genres of poetry, picture books, folklore, fantasy, contemporary realism.
Category: Children

Literature And The Child

Author : Lee Galda
ISBN : 0495809977
Genre : Education
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LITERATURE AND THE CHILD, 7th Edition, covers the two major topical areas of children's literature--the genres of children's literature (picture books, folklore, etc.) and the use of children's literature in the classroom. Deliberately concise, the book offers succinct yet beautifully written and illustrated discussions that reflect the tone and feel of children's books. Featuring discussions of the latest works of children's literature, the text includes coverage of the growing importance of young adult literature as well as expanded emphasis on upper-level children's literature and adolescent literature. The authors pay careful attention to diversity in children's literature and equip students with practical, research-based teaching ideas.
Category: Education

The Child Figure In English Literature

Author : Robert Pattison
ISBN : 9780820332475
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Graveyards or wonderlands have more often than firesides and nurseries been the element in which we encounter the child in English literature, and Robert Pattison begins his narrative by asking why literary children are seldom associated with parents and family, but instead repeatedly occur as solitary figures against a background of social and philosophic melancholy. In a skillful fusion of theology, social history, and literature, Pattison isolates and analyzes the repeated conjunction of the literary figure of the child with two fundamental ideas of Western culture--the fall of man and the concept of Original Sin. His study of child figures used in English literature and their antecedents in classical literature and early Christian writing documents the symbiotic development of an idea and an image. Pattison encounters a wide range of literary offspring, among whom are Marvell's little girls, Gray's young Etonians, Blake's children of innocence and experience, the youthful narrators of Dickens and Gosse, the children of George Eliot and Henry James, and the young protagonists in the children's literature of James Janeway, Christina Rossetti, and Lewis Carroll.
Category: Literary Criticism

Literature For Children

Author : David L. Russell
ISBN : UOM:39015070699817
Genre : Literary Criticism
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This succinct yet comprehensive introduction to children's literature focuses on genres and concepts rather than on particular authors. The completely updated edition of this groundbreaking text provides students with a clear literary perspective for understanding the foundations and contexts of literature, including the various genres of children's literature from picture to informational books. This "Fifth Edition" continues to be approachable and inviting with its clear and logical organization and its simple and direct prose. New To The Fifth Edition! New reorganization of chapters provides a better segue between Part I and II. Completely re-written chapter (previously titled "child development") now includes broader issues of children's studies and how they impact the literature. Significantly expanded history of children's literature including more titles and authors, provides a thorough and comprehensive background. What Reviewers Are Saying: ""I'm quite impressed with the way" the author "has succinctly discussed difficult ideas."" Professor Mike Cadden, Missouri Western State College "?"Students unfailingly react positively to" Literature for Children: A Short Introduction," It has a consistency in presentation and writing style that makes it a very considerate text."" Professor Patricia Leek, University of Texas, Dallas About the Author: David L. Russell is a professor of languages and literature at Ferris State University in Michigan where he teaches children's literature. His publications include critical biographies of Scott O'Dell and Patricia MacLachlan as well as numerous scholarly articles. Aformer member of the Executive Board of the Children's Literature Association, he is currently book review editor for "The Lion and the Unicorn."
Category: Literary Criticism

Reading The Child In Children S Literature

Author : David Rudd
ISBN : 9781137322364
Genre : Literary Criticism
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David Rudd takes a lively and controversial look at the critical representation of the child in children's literature, arguing for a more open and eclectic approach: one that celebrates the diverse power, appeal and possibilities of children's literature. Drawing on psychoanalytically informed perspectives, Rudd shows how theory can be both exciting and liberating. He offers fresh and stimulating close readings of key texts, ranging from established classics – such as Alice in Wonderland, Peter Pan and Winnie-the-Pooh - to more modern works, including novels (Peter Pan in Scarlet and The Children's Book) and picture books (Zoo ̧ The Missing Piece and Where the Wild Things Are). Sophisticated yet highly approachable, this is an essential read for anyone with an interest in the study of children's literature.
Category: Literary Criticism

The Presence Of The Past In Children S Literature

Author : International Research Society for Children's Literature
ISBN : 0313324832
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Explores how children's writers around the world have presented the theme and concept of time past.
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The Making Of The Modern Child

Author : Andrew O'Malley
ISBN : 9781135947323
Genre : Literary Criticism
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This book explores how the concept of childhood in the late-18th century was constructed through the ideological work performed by children's literature, as well as pedagogical writing and medical literature of the era. Andrew O'Malley ties the evolution of the idea of "the child" to the growth of the middle class, which used the figure of the child as a symbol in its various calls for social reform.
Category: Literary Criticism

The Divine Child And The Hero

Author : Claudio Naranjo
ISBN : 0895561093
Genre : Literary Criticism
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In his extended meditation on children's literature, Dr Naranjo highlights the Hero who slays dragons and the Child who needs only to 'be', not to 'do'. He discusses classics including Charlotte's Web, The Hobbit, The Little Prince and five others.
Category: Literary Criticism

Modern Children S Literature

Author : Catherine Butler
ISBN : 9781137365019
Genre : Literary Criticism
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First published in 2005, Modern Children's Literature has established itself as an indispensable introduction to the academic study of children's literature. This collection of stimulating essays combines accessible close readings of children's texts with informed descriptions of genres, issues and critical contexts, making it an ideal practical textbook for students. The second edition of this classic work has been thoroughly revised, updated and expanded to reflect current critical debates, recent books for children and young adults, and the latest scholarship. It includes new chapters by leading names on key topics such as canon formation, psychoanalytic approaches, fantasy and technology, and features an essay on poetry by the former Children's Laureate, Michael Rosen. Supported by explanatory boxed material and suggestions for further reading, Modern Children's Literature remains the essential guide to this popular area of writing.
Category: Literary Criticism

The Voice Of The Child In American Literature

Author : Mary Jane Hurst
ISBN : 9780813163499
Genre : Literary Criticism
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We as adults are reflected in our children, those in our literature as well as those in our familes, and so it is natural to want to examine their presence among us. Children and child speech are important literary elements which merit careful critical analysis. Surprisingly, comprehensive studies of the child in American fiction have not been previously attempted and fictional child speech, even that of individual characters has been almost totally ignored. Nevertheless, the language of fictional children warrants attention for several reasons. First, language and language acquisition are primary issues for children much as sexual development is primary issues for adolescents. Second, because vast linguistic efforts have been directed toward language acquisition research, a broad base of concrete information exists with which to explore the topic. And, third, language is a key which opens many doors. An understanding of fictional children's language leads to discoveries about various critical questions, sociological and psychological as well as textual and stylistic. This study examines the presentation of children and child language in American fiction by applying general linguistic principles as well as specific findings from child language acquisition research to children's speech in literary texts. It clarifies, sorts, and assesses the representations of child speech in American fiction. It tests on fictional discourse linguistic concepts heretofore applied exclusively to naturally occurring child language. The aim is not to evaluate the degree of realism in writers' presentations of child language, for that would be a simplistic and reductive enterprise. Rather, the overall object is to analyze fictional child language using linguistic methods.
Category: Literary Criticism

Infant Tongues

Author : Elizabeth Goodenough
ISBN : 0814324312
Genre : Literary Criticism
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This work examines the representation of children in literature from the Renaissance to the present. It covers texts written in English, French, German, Russian and Hebrew, and looks at the evolution of the child's voice and consciousness in adult and juvenile fiction, and in writing by children.
Category: Literary Criticism

Change And Renewal In Children S Literature

Author : Thomas Van der Walt
ISBN : 0275981851
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Traces the changes in international children's literature and literature theory over the last few decades.
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Space And Place In Children S Literature 1789 To The Present

Author : Maria Sachiko Cecire
ISBN : 9781472420565
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Focusing on questions of space and locale in children’s literature, this collection explores how metaphorical and physical space can create landscapes of power, knowledge, and identity in texts from the early nineteenth century to the present. The collection is comprised of four sections that take up the space between children and adults, the representation of 'real world' places, fantasy travel and locales, and the physical space of the children’s book-as-object. In their essays, the contributors analyze works from a range of sources and traditions by authors such as Sylvia Plath, Maria Edgeworth, Gloria Anzaldúa, Jenny Robson, C.S. Lewis, Elizabeth Knox, and Claude Ponti. While maintaining a focus on how location and spatiality aid in defining the child’s relationship to the world, the essays also address themes of borders, displacement, diaspora, exile, fantasy, gender, history, home-leaving and homecoming, hybridity, mapping, and metatextuality. With an epilogue by Philip Pullman in which he discusses his own relationship to image and locale, this collection is also a valuable resource for understanding the work of this celebrated author of children’s literature.
Category: Literary Criticism

Contemporary Children S Literature And Film

Author : Kerry Mallan
ISBN : 9780230345300
Genre : Performing Arts
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Bringing together leading and emerging scholars, this book argues for the significance of theory for reading texts written and produced for young people. Integrating perspectives from across feminism, ecocriticism, postcolonialism and poststructuralism, it demonstrates how these inform approaches to a range of contemporary literature and film.
Category: Performing Arts

Introducing Children S Literature

Author : Deborah Cogan Thacker
ISBN : 9781134629756
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Introducing Children's Literature is an ideal guide to reading children's literature through the perspective of literary history. Focusing on the major literary movements from Romanticism to Postmodernism, Thacker and Webb examine the concerns of each period and the ways in which these concerns influence and are influenced by the children's literature of the time. Each section begins with a general chapter, which explains the relationship between the major issues of each literary period and the formal and thematic qualities of children's texts. Close readings of selected texts follow to demonstrate the key defining characteristics of the form of writing and the literary movements. Original in its approach, this book sets children's literature within the context of literary movements and adult literature. It is essential reading for students studying writing for children. Books discussed include: *Louisa May Alcott's Little Women * Charles Kingsley's The Water-Babies *Lewis Carroll's Alice in Wonderland *Frank Baum's The Wizard of Oz *Frances Hodgson Burnett's The Secret Garden *P.L.Travers' Mary Poppins *E.B.White's Charlotte's Web *Philip Pullman's Clockwork.
Category: Literary Criticism

Children S Play In Literature

Author : Joyce E. Kelley
ISBN : 9781351334518
Genre : Literary Criticism
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While we owe much to twentieth and twenty-first century researchers’ careful studies of children’s linguistic and dramatic play, authors of literature, especially children’s literature, have matched and even anticipated these researchers in revealing play’s power—authors well aware of the way children use play to experiment with their position in the world. This volume explores the work of authors of literature as well as film, both those who write for children and those who use children as their central characters, who explore the empowering and subversive potentials of children at play. Play gives children imaginative agency over limited lives and allows for experimentation with established social roles; play’s disruptive potential also may prove dangerous not only for children but for the society that restricts them.
Category: Literary Criticism