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Juvenile literature

  • (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...

  • Antike und Avantgardeby Stefan Trinks

    De Gruyter 2012; US$ 112.00

    Angesichts des alle Konventionen sprengenden Antikengehaltes der Skulptur der drei Pilgerwegskirchen in Jaca, Léon und Santiago scheint sich die Antike in Nordspanien bis in das elfte Jahrhundert kontinuierlich fortgesetzt zu haben. Voraussetzung für diese Bildsprache war die enorme künstlerische Freiheit, die aufgrund besonderer historischer Faktoren... 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...

  • Consuming Agency in Fairy Tales, Childlore, and Folkliteratureby Susan Honeyman

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 48.95

    In this book  Honeyman looks at manifestations of youth agency (and representations of agency produced for youth) as depicted in fairy tales, childlore and folk literature, investigating the dynamic of ideological manipulation and independent resistance as it can be read or expressed in bodies, first through social puppetry and then through coercive... 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...

  • Deconstructing the Heroby Margery Hourihan

    Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 66.95

    This book sets out to explore the structure and meanings within the most popular of all literary genres - the adventure story. Deconstructing the Hero offers analytical readings of some of the most widely read adventure stories such as Treasure Island , the James Bond stories and Star Wars . The book describes how adventure stories are influential... more...

  • Families in Children's Literatureby Nancy Lee Cecil; Patricia Roberts

    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...

  • Genocide in Contemporary Children?s and Young Adult Literature: Cambodia to Darfurby Jane Gangi

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 140.00

    This book studies children?s and young adult literature of genocide since 1945, considering issues of representation and using postcolonial theory to provide both literary analysis and implications for educating the young. Many of the authors visited accurately and authentically portray the genocide about which they write; others perpetuate stereotypes... more...

  • International Companion Encyclopaedia of Children's Literatureby Peter Hunt

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 52.95

    The International Companion Encyclopedia answers these questions and provides comprehensive coverage of children's literature from a wide range of perspectives. Over 80 substantial essays by world experts include Iona Opie on the oral tradition, Gillian Avery on family stories and Michael Rosen on audio, TV and other media. The Companion covers... more...