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Modern Children's Literature: An Introduction (Paperback)
  • Modern Children's Literature: An Introduction (Paperback)

Modern Children's Literature: An Introduction (Paperback)

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Paperback 304 Pages
Published: 12/12/2014
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An established introductory textbook that provides students with a guide to developments in children's literature over time and across genres. This stimulating collection of critical essays written by a team of subject experts explores key British, American and Australian works, from picture books and texts for younger children, through to graphic novels and young adult fiction. It combines accessible close readings of children's texts with informed examinations of genres, issues and critical contexts, making it an essential practical book for students.

This is an ideal core text for dedicated modules on Children’s literature which may be offered at the upper levels of an undergraduate literature or education degree. In addition it is a crucial resource for students who may be studying children’s literature for the first time as part of a taught postgraduate degree in literature or education.

New to this Edition:
- Revised and updated throughout in light of recent children's books and the latest research
- Includes new coverage of key topics such as canon formation, fantasy and technology
- Features an essay on children's poetry by the former Children's Laureate, Michael Rosen

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
ISBN: 9781137357458
Number of pages: 304
Weight: 426 g
Dimensions: 235 x 155 mm

'a useful addition to the study of children's literature in English.' - Valerie Coghlan, International Research Society for Children's Literature

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