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  • Radical Children's Literatureby Kimberley Reynolds

    Palgrave Macmillan 2007; US$ 33.00

    This book reappraises the place of children's literature, showing it to be a creative space where writers and illustrators try out new ideas about books, society, and narratives in an age of instant communication and multi-media. It looks at the stories about the world and young people; the interaction with changing childhoods and new technologies. more...

  • Neo-Imperialism in Children's Literature About Africaby Yulisa Amadu Maddy; Donnarae MacCann

    Taylor and Francis 2008; US$ 54.95

    In the spirit of their last collaboration, Apartheid and Racism in South African Children's Literature, 1985-1995 , Yulisa Amadu Maddy and Donnarae MacCann once again come together to expose the neo-imperialist overtones of contemporary children's fiction about Africa. Examining the portrayal of African social customs, religious philosophies, and... more...

  • Critical Approaches to Food in Children?s Literatureby Kara K. Keeling; Scott T. Pollard

    Taylor and Francis 2008; US$ 54.95

    Critical Approaches to Food in Children?s Literature is the first scholarly volume on the topic, connecting children's literature to the burgeoning discipline of food studies. Following the lead of historians like Mark Kurlansky, Jeffrey Pilcher and Massimo Montanari, who use food as a fundamental node for understanding history, the essays in this... more...

  • Mirrors, Windows, and Doorsby Maria Josť Botelho; Masha Kabakow Rudman

    Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 61.95

    "Children?s literature is a contested terrain, as is multicultural education. Taken together, they pose a formidable challenge to both classroom teachers and academics?. Rather than deny the inherent conflicts and tensions in the field, in Critical Multicultural Analysis of Children?s Literature: Mirrors, Windows, and Doors, Maria Josť Botelho and... more...

  • Unsettling Narrativesby Clare Bradford

    Wilfrid Laurier University Press 2007; US$ 38.95

    Children's books seek to assist children to understand themselves and their world. Unsettling Narratives: Postcolonial Readings of Children's Literature demonstrates how settler-society texts position child readers as citizens of postcolonial nations, how they represent the colonial past to modern readers, what they propose about race relations,... more...

  • Re-visioning Historical Fiction for Young Readersby Kim Wilson

    Taylor and Francis 2011; US$ 149.00

    This study is concerned with how readers are positioned to interpret the past in historical fiction for children and young adults. Looking at literature published within the last thirty to forty years, Wilson identifies and explores a prevalent trend for re-visioning and rewriting the past according to modern social and political ideological assumptions.... more...

  • Seriously Playfulby Sharyn Pearce; Kerry Mallan

    eContent Management Pty Ltd 2004; US$ 75.00

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  • Teaching Children's Fictionby Dr Catherine Butler

    Palgrave Macmillan 2006; US$ 40.00

    This book combines the work of nine leading teachers and scholars of children's literature from Europe and North America. They explore the various disciplines and perspectives that have contributed to the study of children's literature, giving practical classroom suggestions. Contains an up-to-date resources section. more...

  • Picturing the Wolf in Children's Literatureby Debra Mitts-Smith

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 43.95

    From the villainous beast of ?Little Red Riding Hood? and ?The Three Little Pigs,? to the nurturing wolves of Romulus and Remus and Rudyard Kipling?s The Jungle Book , the wolf has long been a part of the landscape of children?s literature. Meanwhile, since the 1960s and the popularization of scientific research on these animals, children?s books... more...

  • Postcolonial Polysystemsby Haidee Kruger

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2012; US$ 143.00

    Postcolonial Polysystems: The Production and Reception of Translated Children?s Literature in South Africa is an original and provocative contribution to the field of children?s literature research and translation studies. It draws on a variety of methodologies to provide a perspective, both product- and process-oriented, on the ways in which translation... more...