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Beyond Babar: The European Tradition in Children's Literature (Paperback)
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Beyond Babar: The European Tradition in Children's Literature (Paperback)

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Paperback 336 Pages / Published: 19/08/2006
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Beyond Babar: The European Tradition in Children's Literature examines in depth eleven of the most celebrated European children's novels in substantial, critical essays written by well-known international scholars. This approach provides a comprehensive discussion of the selected works from a variety of theoretical perspectives. Each essay offers a critical introduction to the text that can serve as a point of departure for literary scholars, professors of children's literature, primary and secondary school teachers, and librarians who are interested in texts that cross languages and cultures.

Publisher: Scarecrow Press
ISBN: 9780810854154
Number of pages: 336
Weight: 440 g
Dimensions: 219 x 146 x 25 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
...essential background reading for librarians and teachers who seek to promote international understanding through children's books. * School Library Journal, February 2007 *
...a top pick for children's librarians or any teacher or parent regularly working with kids....A top pick, especially for college-level children's literature studies collections. * The Bookwatch, February 2007 *
Highly recommended. * CHOICE, Vol. 44, No. 09 (May 2007) *
Beyond Babar is meant to be used as a text in college courses in children's literature, but with its thoughtful, engaging essays, blessedly free of academic jargon, it should have an appeal far beyond that. * Green Man Review *
Providing valuable insights into landmark works of European children's literature, this volume will prove a valuable source for scholars, teachers, and librarians. * Bookbird: A Journal of International Children's Literature, Vol. 45, No. 4, 2007 *
Beckett (modern languages, literature, and culture, Brock U., Canada) and Nikolajeva (comparative literature, Stockholm U.) present this collection of 12 essays with the intention of expanding the canon of commonlystudied European children's literature to include 11 notable non-English language novels. Of interest primarily to literary scholars and professors of children's literature, and secondarily to librarians and teachers, the essays offer a variety of theoretical perspectives on children's novels from Poland, Norway, France, Italy, Sweden, Germany, Belgium, and Denmark. The texts discussed include the Pippi Longstocking series, The Little Prince, The Neverending Story, and the novel-cum-introduction to philosophy's history Sophie's World. In the concluding essay, Nikolajeva discusses approaches, challenges, and lessons of translation into English. * Reference and Research Book News *

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