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The Bloomsbury introduction to children's and young adult literature / Karen Coats.

By: Coats, Karen, 1963-Publisher: London ; New York : Bloomsbury Academic, 2018Description: viii, 441 pages : illustrations ; 25 cmContent type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781472575548 (hardback); 9781472575531 (pb)Subject(s): Children's literature -- History and criticism | Young adult literature -- History and criticism | LITERARY CRITICISM / Children's LiteratureDDC classification: 809/.89282 LOC classification: PN1009.A1 | C55 2018Other classification: LIT009000
Contents:
Machine generated contents note: -- Introduction -- 1. Ideologies of Childhood and the History of Children's Literature -- 2. Contemporary Insights into Child Development -- 3. Reading, Researching, and Writing about Children's Literature -- 4. Thinking about Story -- 5. Reading with Pictures -- 6. Poetry and Poetic Language -- 7. Folk and Fairy Tales -- 8. Narrative Fiction: Realism -- 9. Narrative Fiction: Speculative Fiction -- 10. Nonfiction -- 11. Film, New Media, and Hybrid Forms and Genres -- 12. Entering the Professional Conversation -- Glossary of Critical Terms -- Bibliography -- Index.
Summary: "From Hans Christian Andersen, Dr Seuss and Lewis Carroll to Disney and the Harry Potter series, this is a comprehensive introduction to studying the infinitely varied worlds of literature for children and young adults. Exploring a diverse range of writing, The Bloomsbury Introduction to Children's and Young Adult Literature includes: - Chapters covering key genres from fiction, nonfiction, and poetry to picture books, graphic novels and fairy tales - A history of changing ideas of childhood and adolescence - Coverage of psychological, educational and literary theoretical approaches - Practical guidance on researching, reading and writing about children's and young adult literature - Explorations of children's and young adult film, TV and new media In addition, "Extending Your Study" sections at the end of each chapter provide advice on further reading, writing, discussion and online resources as well as case study responses from writers and teachers in the field. Accessibly written for both students new to the subject and experienced teachers, this is the most comprehensive single volume introduction to the study of writing for young people"-- Provided by publisher.
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"From Hans Christian Andersen, Dr Seuss and Lewis Carroll to Disney and the Harry Potter series, this is a comprehensive introduction to studying the infinitely varied worlds of literature for children and young adults. Exploring a diverse range of writing, The Bloomsbury Introduction to Children's and Young Adult Literature includes: - Chapters covering key genres from fiction, nonfiction, and poetry to picture books, graphic novels and fairy tales - A history of changing ideas of childhood and adolescence - Coverage of psychological, educational and literary theoretical approaches - Practical guidance on researching, reading and writing about children's and young adult literature - Explorations of children's and young adult film, TV and new media In addition, "Extending Your Study" sections at the end of each chapter provide advice on further reading, writing, discussion and online resources as well as case study responses from writers and teachers in the field. Accessibly written for both students new to the subject and experienced teachers, this is the most comprehensive single volume introduction to the study of writing for young people"-- Provided by publisher.

Includes bibliographical references (pages 412-424) and index.

Machine generated contents note: -- Introduction -- 1. Ideologies of Childhood and the History of Children's Literature -- 2. Contemporary Insights into Child Development -- 3. Reading, Researching, and Writing about Children's Literature -- 4. Thinking about Story -- 5. Reading with Pictures -- 6. Poetry and Poetic Language -- 7. Folk and Fairy Tales -- 8. Narrative Fiction: Realism -- 9. Narrative Fiction: Speculative Fiction -- 10. Nonfiction -- 11. Film, New Media, and Hybrid Forms and Genres -- 12. Entering the Professional Conversation -- Glossary of Critical Terms -- Bibliography -- Index.

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