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The Cambridge companion to children's literature

Author: M O Grenby; Andrea Immel
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, ©2009.
Series: Cambridge companions to literature.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
Some of the most innovative and spell-binding literature has been written for young people, but only recently has academic study embraced its range and complexity. This book offers a state of the subject survey of English language children's literature from the seventeenth century to the present. With discussions ranging from eighteenth century moral tales to modern fantasies by J.K. Rowling and Philip Pullman, it  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Named Person: Englisch
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: M O Grenby; Andrea Immel
ISBN: 9780521868198 052186819X 9780521687829 0521687829
OCLC Number: 422763720
Description: xxv, 293 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: The origins of children's literature / M.O. Grenby --
Children's books and constructions of childhood / Andrea Immel --
The making of children's books / Brian Alderson --
Picture-book worlds and ways of seeing / Katie Trumpener --
The fear of poetry / Richard Flynn --
Retelling stories across time and cultures / John Stephens --
Classics and canons / Deborah Stevenson --
Learning to be literate / Lissa Paul --
Gender roles in children's fiction / Judy Simons --
Children's texts and the grown-up reader / U.C. Knoepflmacher --
Ideas of difference in children's literature / Lynne Vallone --
Changing families in children's fiction / Kimberley Reynolds --
Traditions of the school story / Mavis Reimer --
Fantasy's alternative geography for children / Andrea Immel, U.C. Knoepflmacher, Julia Briggs --
Animal and object stories / David Rudd --
Humour and the body in children's literature / Roderick McGillis.
Series Title: Cambridge companions to literature.
Other Titles: Companion to children's literature
Responsibility: edited by M.O. Grenby and Andrea Immel.
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This Companion surveys the history and contexts of English-language children's literature from the seventeenth century to Harry Potter. Essential reading for all students of children's literature,  Read more...


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'... concise, stimulating comments on other school stories from the late 20th century, such as Diana Wynne Jones's Witch Week, help cast the conventions and conventionality of the Harry Potter books Read more...

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