1st Edition

Children's Literature

By Carrie Hintz Copyright 2020
    198 Pages
    by Routledge

    198 Pages
    by Routledge

    Children’s Literature is an accessible introduction to this engaging field. Carrie Hintz offers a defining conceptual overview of children’s literature that presents its competing histories, its cultural contexts, and the theoretical debates it has instigated.

    Positioned within the wider field of adult literary, film, and television culture, this book also covers:

    • Ideological and political movements
    • Children’s literature in the age of globalization
    • Postcolonial literature, ecocriticism, and animal studies

    Each chapter includes a case study featuring well-known authors and titles, including Charlotte’s Web, Edward Lear, and Laura Ingalls Wilder. With a comprehensive glossary and further reading, this book is invaluable reading for anyone studying Children’s Literature.


    1. Definitions

    2. Children's literature: early and global histories 

    3. Children's literature and the political 

    4. Theories and methodologies

    5. Children's literature and the global and natural world



    Carrie Hintz is Associate Professor of English at Queens College and The Graduate Center, City University of New York, USA.