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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...

  • 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...

  • (Re)imagining the Worldby Yan Wu; Kerry Mallan; Roderick McGillis

    Springer 2014; US$ 129.00

    (Re)Imagining the world: Children’s Literature’s Response to Changing Times considers how writers of fiction for children imagine ‘the world’, not one universal world, but different worlds: imaginary, strange, familiar, even monstrous worlds. The chapters in this collection discuss how fiction for children engages with some of the... more...

  • The Jane Addams Children's Book Awardby Susan C. Griffith

    Scarecrow Press 2013; US$ 64.99

    This volume looks at the life of activist Jane Addams and examines the books that have received an award bestowed in her name. An advocate for reforms in child labor, sanitation, and other issues, Addams and her accomplishments serve as a focal point of this study, which looks at how social justice has been represented in children?s literature over... more...

  • The Rhetoric of Character in Children's Literatureby Maria Nikolajeva

    Scarecrow Press 2002; US$ 49.99

    Through a variety of critical perspectives, Nikolajeva ponders the art of characterization, uncovering the essential differences between story ('what we are told') and discourse ('how we are told'), and carefully distinguishing between how these are employed in children's fiction and in general fiction. 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...

  • Little Red Readingsby Angela E. Hubler

    University Press of Mississippi 2014; US$ 60.00

    A significant body of scholarship examines the production of children's literature by women and minorities, as well as the representation of gender, race, and sexuality. But few scholars have previously analyzed class in children's literature. This definitive collection remedies that by defining and exemplifying historical materialist approaches to... more...

  • Kinder- und Jugendliteratur über den Holocaust: Didaktische Aufbereitungsmöglichkeiten in der Grundschuleby Julia Bleffert

    Diplomica Verlag 2012; US$ 33.52

    Kaum eine andere Materie bewegt und beschäftigt bis heute die deutsche Gesellschaft ähnlich intensiv wie die Verbrechen des nationalsozialistischen Regimes unter der Führung von Adolf Hitler. Aufklärung, Dialog und Diskussion sind bis heute unbedingt notwendig, um die Geschehnisse der einschneidenden deutschen Geschichte nicht in Vergessenheit geraten... more...

  • Children's Literatureby Seth Lerer

    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...

  • Children's Literature in Translationby Jan Van Coillie; Walter P. Verschueren

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 54.95

    Children's classics from Alice in Wonderland to the works of Astrid Lindgren, Roald Dahl, J.K. Rowling and Philip Pullman are now generally recognized as literary achievements that from a translator's point of view are no less demanding than 'serious' (adult) literature. This volume attempts to explore the various challenges posed by the translation... more...