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The Oxford handbook of children's literature

Author: Julia L Mickenberg; Lynne Vallone
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, ©2011.
Series: Oxford handbooks.
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This book is an ambitious new resource that provides a thorough grounding in the field through a selection of original interdisciplinary essays on canonical and popular works in the Anglo-American tradition. Twenty-six essays by top scholars from varied disciplines address theoretical, historical, sociological, and critical issues through analyses of classic novels, early educational and religious works, picture  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Handboeken (vorm)
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Julia L Mickenberg; Lynne Vallone
ISBN: 9780195379785 0195379780
OCLC Number: 608034148
Description: xv, 584 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm.
Contents: pt. I: Adults and children's literature. The fundamentals of children's literature criticism : Alice's adventures in Wonderland and Through the looking-glass / Peter Hunt ; Randall Jarrell's The bat-poet : poets, children, and readers in an age of prose / Richard Flynn ; Arnold Lobel's Frog and Toad together as a primer for critical literacy / Teya Rosenberg ; Blending genres and crossing audiences : Harry Potter and the future of literary fiction / Karin E. Westman --
pt. II: Pictures and poetics. Wanda's wonderland : Wanda Gág and her Millions of cats / Nathalie op de Beeck ; A cross-written Harlem Renaissance : Langston Hughes's The dream keeper / Katharine Capshaw Smith ; Dumbo, Disney, and difference : Walt Disney Productions and film as children's literature / Nicholas Sammond ; Redrawing the comic-strip child : Charles M. Schulz's Peanuts as cross-writing / Charles Hatfield ; The cat in the hippie : Dr. Seuss, nonsense, the carnivalesque, and the sixties rebel / Kevin Shortsleeve ; Wild things and wolf dreams : Maurice Sendak, picture-book psychologist / Kenneth Kidd ; Reimagining the monkey king in comics : Gene Luen Yang's American born Chinese / Lan Dong --
pt. III: Reading history/learning race and class. Froggy's little brother : nineteenth-century evangelical writing for children and the politics of poverty / Kimberley Reynolds ; History in fiction : contextualization as interpretation in Robert Louis Stevenson's Kidnapped / M.O. Grenby ; Tom Sawyer, audience, and American Indians / Beverly Lyon Clark ; Living with the Kings : class, taste, and family formation in Five little peppers and how they grew / Kelly Hager ; A daughter of the house : discourses of adoption in L.M. Montgomery's Anne of Green Gables / Mavis Reimer ; Where in America are you, God? : Judy Blume, Margaret Simon, and American national identity / June Cummins ; Let freedom ring : land, liberty, literacy, and lore in Mildred Taylor's Logan family novels / Michelle H. Martin ; "What are young people to think?" : the subject of immigration and the immigrant subject in Francisco Jiménez's The circuit / Phillip Serrato --
pt. IV: Innocence and agency. "My book and heart shall never part" : reading, printing, and circulation in the New England Primer / Courtney Weikle-Mills ; Castaways : the Swiss Family Robinson, child bookmakers, and the possibilities of literary flotsam / Karen Sánchez-Eppler ; Tom Brown and the schoolboy crush : boyhood desire, hero worship, and the boys' school story / Eric L. Tribunella ; Peter Pan as children's theater : the issue of audience / Marah Gubar ; Jade and the tomboy tradition / Claudia Nelson ; Happily ever after : Free to be ... you and me, second-wave feminism, and 1970s American children's culture / Leslie Paris ; Paradise refigured : innocence and experience in His dark materials / Naomi Wood.
Series Title: Oxford handbooks.
Responsibility: edited by Julia Mickenberg and Lynne Vallone.
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