The Continuum Encyclopedia of Children's Literature

  • Author : Bernice E. Cullinan,Diane Goetz Person
  • Publisher : A&C Black
  • Release : 2005-01-01
  • ISBN : 9780826417787
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De

Provides articles covering children's literature from around the world as well as biographical and critical reviews of authors including Avi, C.S. Lewis, J.K. Rowling, and Anno Mitsumasa.

The Continuum Encyclopedia of Children's Literature

  • Author : Bernice E. Cullinan,Diane Goetz Person
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Release : 2003-01-01
  • ISBN : 9780826415165
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De

Provides articles covering children's literature from around the world as well as biographical and critical reviews of authors including Avi, C.S. Lewis, J.K. Rowling, and Anno Mitsumasa.

The Continuum Encyclopedia of Young Adult Literature

  • Author : Bernice E. Cullinan,Bonnie L. Kunzel,Deborah A. Wooten
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Academic
  • Release : 2005-11-02
  • ISBN : 9780826417107
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De

Young adult (or YA) literature and publishing are not simply flourishing. They represent perhaps the fastest-growing field of all. With graphic novels and so-called crossover works like the Harry Potter series selling in the tens of millions, the field of YA literature is one of the most dynamic and exciting in the U.S. and Canada. YA is increasingly an international phenomenon as well. The Continuum Encyclopedia of Young Adult Literature is the only reference guide to this phenomenon in any language. It is a collaborative effort by 200 authorities who contribute some 650 original, signed entries. These key contributors include: Michael Cart, Ken Donelson, Danny Fingeroth Ted Hipple, Teri Lesesne, Alleen Nilsen, Hazel Rochman, Stephanie Svirin, and many others. (Some are subjects of entries themselves.) Among the authors and educators written about are: Judy Blume, Robert Cormier, Chris Crutcher, Will Eisner, James Cross Giblin, Karen Hesse, S. E. Hinton, Robert Lipsyte, Lois Lowry, Linda Sue Park, Gary Paulsen, Richard Peck, Philip Pullman, Louise Rosenblatt, J. K. Rowling, Art Spiegelman, Dorothy Strickland, J. R. R. Tolkien, and many others. A considerable effort is made to include authors and graphic-novel artists who are not found in any other reference work on adult or children's literature. Another special feature is the topical article. These often include up-and-coming figures that are not covered in their own entry. There are 75 topical articles, including African American Literature; Asian American Literature; Australian Literature; Canadian Literature; Crossovers; Death and Dying; Fantasy; Feminist Fairy Tales; The Graphic Novel; Harry Potter - "Not Just for Kids Anymore"; Horror; Latina/Latino Literature; The Lord of the Rings and Beyond; New Zealand Literature; Science Fiction and Crossovers; Superheroes of the 1960s and Stan Lee; Witches and Dragons; Tween and Teen; Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow; and others. For easy reference, The Continuum Encyclopedia of Young Adult Literature features an appendix listing major-award winners as well as an index of names cross-referenced to entries where applicable.

Radical Children's Literature

  • Author : K. Reynolds
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release : 2007-04-12
  • ISBN : 0230206204
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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.

Children's Literature Studies

  • Author : Matthew O Grenby,Kimberley Reynolds
  • Publisher : Macmillan International Higher Education
  • Release : 2011-05-24
  • ISBN : 0230343805
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De

Children's literature is a rapidly expanding field of research which presents students and researchers with a number of practical and intellectual challenges. This research handbook is the first devoted to the specialist skills and complexities of studying children's literature at university level. Bringing together the expertise of leading international scholars, it combines practical advice with in-depth discussion of critical approaches. Wide- ranging in approach, Children's Literature Studies: A Research Handbook: • considers 'children's literature' in its fullest sense, examining visual texts (such as picturebooks), films, computer games and other 'transformed' texts, as well as more traditional modes of writing for children • offers a step-by-step guide to devising, starting and carrying out a research project (such as a dissertation or thesis), and advice on what kinds of research it is possible and profitable to undertake • surveys the different methodologies and theoretical approaches used by children's literature scholars • includes case studies, questions and exercises to reinforce ideas discussed in each chapter • provides lists of further reading and a specialist glossary that will remain a useful reference resource. This handbook will be an essential companion for those studying children's literature, whether as undergraduates, postgraduates, or beyond.

The Oxford encyclopedia of children's literature

  • Author : Jack David Zipes
  • Publisher :
  • Release : 2006-05-04
  • ISBN : 9780195146561
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De

The Undergraduate's Companion to Children's Writers and Their Web Sites

  • Author : Jen Stevens
  • Publisher : Libraries Unlimited
  • Release : 2004
  • ISBN : 9781591580973
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De

This volume, one in the Undergraduate Companion series, focuses on American and British writers for children and young adults and is addressed to students in both English and Education classes. It provides both print and free online sources. Most undergraduates do not possess the research skills necessary to evaluate Web sites. This volume will address their needs by providing pathfinders to works by, about, and related to key writers of children's and young adult fiction. Included are entries for 185 British and American writers and writing teams, most from the 20th century. Young adult and adult. Grades 9 and up.

Literature for Children

  • Author : David L. Russell
  • Publisher : Allyn & Bacon
  • Release : 2009
  • ISBN : 9780205591930
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De

This succinct yet comprehensive introduction to children's literature focuses on genres and concepts rather than on particular authors. This completely updated edition provides a clear, literary perspective for understanding the foundations and contexts of literature, including the various genres of children's literature, from picture to informational books. The Sixth Edition continues to be approachable and inviting with its clear and logical organization and its simple and direct prose. Arguing that students need to love literature, appreciate its beauty, explore its complexity, and enjoy its magic, the Sixth Edition stresses the need for students to first appreciate literature in order to later use it in the classroom. Well known for its booklists, this text will prepare students for using and evaluating literature in any classroom. This text is unique compared to others on the market because it is flexible for use in both English and Education departments. It focuses on the traditional genres of children's literature, and the discussions within the chapters are organized according to themes.

Something about the Author

  • Author : Gale Group
  • Publisher : Gale / Cengage Learning
  • Release : 2003
  • ISBN : 9780787652074
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De

Provides biographical information on the men and women who write and illustrate children's books.

Children's Literature Review

  • Author : Tom Burns
  • Publisher : Gale / Cengage Learning
  • Release : 2006-09
  • ISBN : 9780787680480
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De

Presents full-text literary criticism on writers and illustrators for children and young adults. Critical essays are selected from leading sources, including published journals, magazines, books, monographs, reviews, and scholarly papers.