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Literature for children : a short introduction

Author: David L Russell
Publisher: New York ; London : Longman, ©2001.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 4th edView all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David L Russell
ISBN: 0801330866 9780801330865
OCLC Number: 223133395
Description: xvi, 300 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Part I Contexts of Children's Literature 1 --
Chapter 1 History of Children's Literature 3 --
Classical World 3 --
Middle Ages 4 --
European Renaissance 5 --
Technological and Social Changes 5 --
Puritanism 7 --
John Locke and Educational Philosophy 7 --
Bunyan, Defoe, and Swift 7 --
Eighteenth and Early Nineteenth Centuries 9 --
John Newbery and Children's Book Publishing 9 --
Rousseau and the Moral Tale 9 --
Rise of the Folktales 10 --
Victorians: The Golden Age 10 --
British Children's Literature 12 --
Adventure or Boys' Stories 12 --
Fantasy Stories 12 --
Realistic Stories 14 --
United States 14 --
Adventure or Boys' Stories 14 --
Domestic or Girls' Stories 15 --
Fantasy Stories 15 --
Children's Book Illustration in the Golden Age 16 --
Popular Literature--Great Britain and America 16 --
Between the Wars: 1920-1940 18 --
From World War II to the Present: A Second Golden Age? 19 --
Children's Literature from Around the World 20 --
Chapter 2 Child Development and Literature 25 --
Language Acquisition 25 --
Modern Theories of Child Development 26 --
Piaget's Cognitive Theory of Development 27 --
Sensorimotor Period 27 --
Preoperational Period 28 --
Period of Concrete Operations 28 --
Period of Formal Operations 29 --
Erikson's Psychosocial Development Theory 29 --
Trust Versus Mistrust 29 --
Autonomy Versus Doubt 29 --
Initiative Versus Guilt 30 --
Industry Versus Inferiority 30 --
Identity Versus Role Confusion 30 --
Kohlberg's Theory of the Development of Moral Judgment 31 --
Preconventional Level 31 --
Conventional Level 31 --
Postconventional Level 31 --
Uses of Developmental Psychology 32 --
Chapter 3 Cultural and Social Diversity 35 --
Cultural Diversity 35 --
African Americans 37 --
Native Americans 38 --
Hispanic Americans 40 --
Asian Americans 41 --
Worldwide Cultures 42 --
Social Diversity 43 --
Gender Awareness 43 --
Gender-Biased Language 44 --
Gender Roles 44 --
Gender Behavior 44 --
Alternative Families and Lifestyles and Family Problems 45 --
Physically, Emotionally, and Intellectually Challenged 46 --
Chapter 4 Study of Literature 57 --
Elements of Literature 57 --
Characters 57 --
Setting 58 --
Point of View 59 --
Plot 60 --
Conflict 61 --
Theme 61 --
Style 62 --
Exposition 62 --
Dialogue 62 --
Vocabulary 62 --
Imagery 63 --
Sentences 63 --
Tone 64 --
Humor in Literature 64 --
Condescending Tones 65 --
Literary Criticism 66 --
Formalist and New Criticism 66 --
Archetypal Criticism 67 --
Historical Criticism 68 --
Psychoanalytical Criticism 69 --
Feminist Criticism 70 --
Reader-Response Criticism 71 --
Chapter 5 Responding to Literature 75 --
Literature-Based Learning 75 --
Reader-Centered Approach to Literature 76 --
Reading Aloud 77 --
Storytelling 77 --
Book Discussions 78 --
Writing Experiences 80 --
Webbing and Mapping 80 --
Response Journals 81 --
Book Reports: Variations on an Old Theme 82 --
Creating Books 83 --
Dramatic Responses to Literature 84 --
Oral Interpretation 84 --
Story Theater 84 --
Reader's Theater 84 --
Creative Dramatics 85 --
Role-Playing 85 --
Puppet Theater 85 --
Artistic Responses to Literature 86 --
Graphic Arts 86 --
Plastic Arts 86 --
Children's Literature and Film 87 --
Children's Books and the Censor 89 --
Part II Kinds of Children's Literature 93 --
Chapter 6 Books of Early Childhood 95 --
Mother Goose Books 95 --
Cognitive Development 97 --
Aesthetic Development 97 --
Social and Physical Development 98 --
Choosing Mother Goose Books 98 --
Illustrators of Mother Goose 99 --
Wordless Picture Books 107 --
Toy Books 107 --
Alphabet Books 108 --
Content of Alphabet Books 110 --
Design of Alphabet Books 111 --
Counting Books 112 --
Content of Counting Books 112 --
Design of Counting Books 112 --
Concept Books 112 ---
Easy-to-Read Books 114 --
Chapter 7 Picture Storybooks 122 --
Storytelling Elements 122 --
Conventions of Picture Book Art 124 --
Line 126 --
Space 126 --
Shape 126 --
Color 127 --
Texture 129 --
Composition and Perspective 131 --
Design and Meaning in Picture Books 133 --
Rhythm and Movement 133 --
Tension 134 --
Page Layout 134 --
Artistic Media 136 --
Painterly Techniques 136 --
Graphic Techniques 137 --
Photography 138 --
Composite Techniques 138 --
Artistic Styles 138 --
Realism 138 --
Cartoon Art 138 --
Expressionism 138 --
Impressionism 138 --
Surrealism 140 --
Folk Art 141 --
Appreciating the Picture Book 141 --
Chapter 8 Folk Literature 148 --
Definition of Folk Literature 148 --
Origin and Purposes of Folk Literature 149 --
Types of Folk Literature 150 --
Animal Tales 150 --
Fables 150 --
Marchen, or Wonder Tales 151 --
Pourquoi Tales 153 --
Noodlehead Tales 153 --
Cumulative Tales 153 --
Tall Tales 154 --
Ghost Stories 154 --
Myths 154 --
Classical Greek and Roman Myths 155 --
Norse Myths 155 --
Native American Myths 156 --
African Myths 156 --
Oriental Myths 156 --
Epics and Heroic Legends 157 --
Saints' Lives and Local Legends 157 --
Literary Fairy Tale 158 --
Folktale Conventions 158 --
Setting 158 --
Character 158 --
Plot 159 --
Theme and Conflict 159 --
Style 161 --
Formula and Repetition 161 --
Motifs and Imagery 161 --
Magic 163 --
Issues in Folk Literature 163 --
Violence 163 --
Antifeminism 164 --
Collectors, Retellers, and Adapters 166 --
Chapter 9 Poetry 174 --
Definition of Poetry 174 --
Kinds of Poetry 174 --
Narrative Poetry 175 --
Lyric Poetry 175 --
Haiku 176 --
Cinquain 176 --
Sonnet 176 --
Concrete Poetry 177 --
Limerick 178 --
Free Verse 178 --
Language of Poetry 179 --
Imagery 179 --
Direct Images 179 --
Indirect Images 180 --
Sound Patterns 181 --
Rhythm 181 --
Rhyme 181 --
Sharing Poetry with Children 183 --
Selecting Poems and Anthologies 184 --
Chapter 10 Fantasy 190 --
Definition of Fantasy 190 --
Types of Fantasy 191 --
Animal Fantasy 192 --
Toy Fantasy 193 --
Eccentric Characters and Tall Tales 194 --
Enchanted Journeys and Magical Lands 195 --
Heroic or Quest Fantasy 197 --
Supernatural and Time Fantasy 198 --
Science Fiction and Space Fantasy 198 --
Special Qualities of Fantasy 199 --
Originality 200 --
Believability 200 --
Fantasy and the Imagination 201 --
Chapter 11 Realistic and Historical Fiction 209 --
Definition of Realistic and Historical Fiction 209 --
Realistic Fiction 209 --
Types of Realistic Fiction 209 --
Domestic and Family Stories 210 --
Social Realism and New Realism 213 --
Adventure and Survival Stories 215 --
Mystery or Detective Stories 216 --
Animal Stories--Real or Romantic 216 --
Sports Stories 217 --
Issues in Realistic Fiction 218 --
Historical Fiction 219 --
Definition of Historical Fiction 219 --
Development of Historical Fiction 219 --
Issues of Historical Fiction 221 --
Recreating the Historical Period 221 --
Unobtrusive History 222 --
Credible Dialogue 222 --
Sensitivity and Objectivity 223 --
Rewards of Historical Realism 224 --
Chapter 12 Biography and Informational Books 234 --
Biography 234 --
Types of Biography 235 --
Authentic Biography 235 --
Fictionalized Biography 235 --
Biographical Fiction 236 --
Complete, Partial, and Collective Biographies 236 --
Autobiography 237 --
Informational Books 238 --
Definition and Purpose 238 --
Types of Informational Books 238 --
History and Culture 238 --
Science and Nature 241 --
Fine Arts and Entertainment 242 --
Human Development and Behavior 243 --
Characteristics of Good Informational Writing 244 --
Purpose and Audience 244 --
Authenticity and Accuracy 245 --
Balance and Objectivity 245 --
Style 247 --
Format and Organization 248 --a Importance of Biography and Informational Books 249 --
American Book Awards 262 --
Newbery Medal 262 --
Caldecott Medal 270 --
Boston Globe-Horn Book Award 276 --
Mildred L. Batchelder Award 278 --
Laura Ingalls Wilder Award 280 --
Coretta Scott King Award 280 --
Scott O'Dell Award for Historical Fiction 282 --
National Council of Teachers of English Award for Excellence in Poetry for Children 283 --
Phoenix Award 283 --
International Awards 283 --
Hans Christian Andersen Award 283 --
Kate Greenaway Medal 284 --
Carnegie Medal 286 --
Canadian Library Award 288 --
Amelia Frances Howard-Gibbon Medal 290.
Responsibility: David L. Russell.

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