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- 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...
- Taylor and Francis 2008; US$ 49.95
In this book, the authors expose the neo-imperialist overtones of contemporary children's fiction about Africa. Examining the portrayal of African social customs, religious philosophies, and political structures in fiction for young people, Maddy and MacCann reveal the Western biases that often infuse stories by well-known Western authors. more...
- Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 49.95
This book is the first scholarly volume to connect children's literature to the burgeoning discipline of food studies. Spanning genres and regions, the essays utilize a variety of approaches, including archival research, cultural studies, formalism, gender studies, post-colonialism, post-structuralism, race studies, structuralism, and theology. more...
- Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 61.95
Bringing a critical lens to the study of multiculturalism in children?s literature, this book prepares teachers, teacher educators, and researchers of children?s literature to analyze the ideological dimensions of reading and studying literature. more...
- University of Chicago Press 2009; US$ 18.00
Ever since children have learned to read, there has been children’s literature. Children’s Literature charts the makings of the Western literary imagination from Aesop’s fables to Mother Goose, from Alice's Adventures in Wonderland to Peter Pan, from Where the Wild Things Are to Harry Potter. The only single-volume... more...
- ABC-CLIO 1998; US$ 32.00
Using quality children's literature that presents families positively and promotes appreciation of family diversity, this book offers you a unique way to help students understand the common complexities of today's families. Books are grouped into four major categories-diverse family groups, family heritage and tradition, relationships within... more...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...