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Humor in young adult literature : a time to laugh

Author: Walter Hogan
Publisher: Lanham, Md. : Scarecrow Press, 2005.
Series: Scarecrow studies in young adult literature, 14.
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This examination of humorous young adult literature in light of adolescent developmental issues and theories of comedy reviews family situations, adventure stories, problem novels, satire, romance, and coming-of-age stories. Books, protagonists, and situations for and about younger teens and older teens are discussed. Librarians, teachers, parents, and teens will find this an informative guide as well as a  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Walter Hogan
ISBN: 0810850729 9780810850729
OCLC Number: 56317748
Description: xvii, 223 pages ; 22 cm.
Contents: Family --
Friends --
Bullies --
Authorities and adversaries --
What's wrong with me? --
Could this be love? --
The ironic perspective --
Coming of age : who am I, and what am I going to do about it?
Series Title: Scarecrow studies in young adult literature, 14.
Responsibility: Walter Hogan.
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This examination of humorous young adult literature in light of adolescent developmental issues and theories of comedy reviews family situations, adventure stories, problem novels, satire, romance, and coming-of-age stories. Books, protagonists, and situations for and about younger teens and older teens are discussed. Librarians, teachers, parents, and teens will find this an informative guide as well as a fun-to-read book.

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Hogan's observations are commendable, and he makes generous use of examples from hundreds of YA novels; moreover, with the bibliographies at the ends of chapters, readers have at hand a nice Read more...

 
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