By Janice M. Alberghene,Beverly Lyon Clark
By Maria Nikolajeva
Originally released in 1996. an in depth research of the artwork of kid's literature protecting international literature for kids, kid's literature as a canonical artwork shape, the historical past of kid's literature from a semiotic viewpoint, and epic, polyphony, chronotope, intertextuality, and metafiction in kid's literature.
By Luigi Campagner
Sorprendente e raffinato, questo libro di Luigi Campagner, psicoanalista e scrittore, ha i piedi ben piantati nella quotidianità dei rapporti che si generano tra le mura domestiche, non meno che nei servizi in step with l'infanzia. Riscoprendo il contenuto simbolico di alcune delle fiabe più be aware e amate, nella consapevolezza che «ciascun testo fiabesco costituisce una possibile variazione del testo fondamentale dell'esperienza umana» (come scrive Pietro R. Cavalleri nella prefazione), il libro si pone al servizio della relazione come uno strumento utile ed efficace che, oltre a stimolare modalità interpersonali improntate alla cura e alla valorizzazione della competenza del pensiero del bambino, sa ascoltare, comprendere e guidare le ansie, gli interrogativi e le esperienze di genitori e operatori.
By ROBYN MCCALLUM,Jack D. Zipes
By Roderick McGillis
The shut of a century invitations either retrospection and prognostication. As a interval of transition, it additionally brings a feeling of uncertainty, finality, and apocalypticism. those emotions stem from numerous occasions, equivalent to political turmoil, medical developments, and social swap. As may be anticipated, literature displays such alterations and the sentiments they engender. yet possibly extra unusually, kid's literature is principally delicate to such concerns, and fiction for kids frequently struggles with darkish and unsightly concerns. This publication examines fin de siËcle tensions in nineteenth- and 20th-century kid's literature from round the world.
Each bankruptcy is written via a professional contributor, and the amount levels over a disparate number of issues. those contain poetry, sequence books, pacifist fiction, gender matters, faith and literature, eco-criticism, minority stories, humor and the Holocaust, myth and technological know-how fiction, and machine tradition. In exploring those concerns relating to kid's literature, the individuals exhibit the moving nature of our values and the area within which we are living. worldwide in nature, the chapters examine kid's literature from such areas as Germany, Holland, the uk, Australia, and the United States.
By Michelle Martin
Brown Gold is a compelling historical past and research of African-American kid's picturebooks from the mid-nineteenth century to the current. on the flip of the 19th century, solid kid's books approximately black existence have been tough to discover — if, certainly, younger black readers and their mom and dad may even achieve access into the bookstores and libraries. yet this day, within the "Golden Age" of African-American kid's picturebooks, you can find a wealth of titles starting from Happy to be Nappy to Black is Brown is Tan. during this e-book, Michelle Martin explores how the style has developed from problematical early works equivalent to Epaminondas that have been rooted in minstrelsy and stereotype, throughout the civil rights stream, and onward to modern celebrations of blackness. She demonstrates the cultural value of up to date favorites via willing ancient research — scrutinizing the toughness and proliferation of the Coontown sequence and Ten Little Niggers books, for instance — that makes transparent how few picturebooks existed during which black kids may perhaps see themselves and their humans certainly represented even up till the Nineteen Sixties. Martin additionally explores how kid's authors and illustrators have addressed significant matters in black lifestyles and background together with racism, the civil rights circulate, black feminism, significant historic figures, faith, and slavery. Brown Gold provides new intensity to the reader's figuring out of African-American literature and tradition, and illuminates how the around, dynamic characters in those kid's novels, novellas, and picturebooks can positioned a face at the prior, a face with which many modern readers can identify.
By Lina Bolzoni
By Heather Savigny,Einar Thorsen,Daniel Jackson,Jenny Alexander
By Bruce Handy
“Consistently clever and funny…The ebook succeeds wonderfully.” —The manhattan occasions e-book Review
“A pleasant excursion…Engaging and whole of real feeling.” —The Wall highway Journal
“Pure pleasure.” —Vanity Fair
“Witty and engaging…Deeply satisfying.” —Christian technological know-how Monitor
In 1690, the dour New England Primer, considered the 1st American children’s e-book, was once released in Boston. delivering young children gemstones of recommendation reminiscent of “Strive to profit” and “Be now not a dunce,” it used to be no enjoyable in any respect. So how did we get from there to “Let the wild rumpus start”? And now that we’re residing in a golden age of children’s literature, what can adults get out of examining Where the Wild issues Are and Goodnight Moon, or Charlotte’s Web and Little condo at the Prairie?
In Wild Things, Bruce convenient revisits the classics of yankee early life, from fairy stories to The Very Hungry Caterpillar, and explores the backstories in their creators, utilizing context and biography to appreciate how essentially the most insightful, inventive, and witty authors and illustrators in their instances created their frequently deeply own masterpieces. alongside the way in which, convenient learns what The Cat within the Hat says approximately anarchy and absentee parenting, which issues hyperlink The Runaway Bunny and Portnoy’s Complaint, and why Ramona Quimby is as actual an American icon as Tom Sawyer or Jay Gatsby. It’s a profound, eye-opening event to reencounter books that you simply as soon as precious after a long time aside. A clear-eyed love letter to the best children’s books and authors, from Louisa might Alcott and L. Frank Baum to Eric Carle, Dr. Seuss, Mildred D. Taylor, and E.B. White, Wild Things will carry again fond thoughts for readers of every age, in addition to a couple of surprises.
By Lesley D. Clement,Leyli Jamali
This quantity visits demise in children’s literature from world wide, creating a huge contribution to the discussion among the increasing fields of formative years reports, Children’s Literature, and dying experiences. contemplating either textual and pictorial representations of loss of life, individuals specialize in the subject of loss of life in children’s literature as a actual fact, a philosophical proposal, a psychologically not easy adjustment, and/or a social build. Essays protecting literature from the united states, Mexico, El Salvador, Guatemala, Canada, the united kingdom, Sweden, Germany, Poland, Bulgaria, Brazil, Czechoslovakia, the Soviet Union, India, and Iran exhibit a various diversity of theoretical and cultural views. conscientiously prepared sections interrogate how vintage texts were tailored for the twenty-first century, how dying has been politicized, ritualized, or metaphorized, and visible innovations for representing demise, and the way demise has been represented in the context of play. Asking how assorted cultures current the concept that of loss of life to young children, this quantity is the 1st to compile an international variety of point of view on loss of life in children’s literature and should be a important contribution to an array of disciplines.