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The crossover novel : contemporary children's fiction and its adult readership

Author: Rachel Falconer
Publisher: New York : Routledge, 2009.
Series: Children's literature and culture.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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While crossover books such as Rowling's Harry Potter series have enjoyed enormous sales and media attention, critical analysis of crossover fiction has not kept pace with the growing popularity of this new category of writing and reading. Falconer remedies this lack with close readings of six major British works of crossover fiction, and a wide-ranging analysis of the social and cultural implications of the global  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Rachel Falconer
ISBN: 9780415978880 0415978882 9780415879378 041587937X
OCLC Number: 212908902
Description: xv, 263 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: A decade of border crossing --
Kiddults at large --
Harry Potter, lightness and death --
Coming of age in a fantasy world: Philip Pullman's His dark materials --
Seeing things big: Mark Haddon's The curious incident of the dog in the night-time --
Adolescence and abjection: Geraldine McCaughrean's The white darkness --
The search for roots: David Almond's Clay --
Rereading childhood books: C.S. Lewis's The silver chair --
Crossing thresholds of time.
Series Title: Children's literature and culture.
Responsibility: Rachel Falconer.
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Beginning with a broad overview of crossover fiction in Britain, this book offers readings of leading British crossover authors, including J.K. Rowling, Philip Pullman, and Mark Haddon. This book  Read more...

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"Well written and documented, this accessible volume, with its extensive bibliography, will be valuable for those interested in children's literature - highly recommended" -- Choice, March 2009 "The Read more...

 
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