Children's Literature Products

  • Ways of Being Male

    Representing Masculinities in Children's Literature, 1st Edition

    Edited by John Stephens

    Given the substantial impact of feminism on children’s literature and culture during the last quarter century, it comes as no surprise that gender studies have focused predominantly on issues of female representation. The question of how the same patriarchal ideology structured representations of…

    Paperback – 2008-10-17
    Children's Literature and Culture

  • Ursula K. Le Guin Beyond Genre

    Fiction for Children and Adults, 1st Edition

    By Mike Cadden

    This book critically examines Le Guin's fiction for all ages, and it will be of great interest to her many admirers and to all students and scholars of children's literature.…

    Paperback – 2008-06-01
    Children's Literature and Culture

  • Pinocchio Goes Postmodern

    Perils of a Puppet in the United States, 1st Edition

    By Richard Wunderlich, Thomas J. Morrissey

    In the first full-length study in English of Carlo Collodi's The Adventures of Pinocchio, the authors show how the checkered history of the puppet illuminates social change from the pre World War One era to the present. The authors argue that most Americans know a trivialized, diluted version of…

    Paperback – 2008-04-18
    Children's Literature and Culture

  • The Children Who Lived

    Using Harry Potter and Other Fictional Characters to Help Grieving Children and Adolescents, 1st Edition

    By Kathryn A. Markell, Marc A. Markell

    Harry Potter’s encounters with grief, as well as the grief experiences of other fictional characters, can be used by educators, counselors, and parents to help children and adolescents deal with their own loss issues. The Children Who Lived is a unique approach toward grief and loss in children.…

    Paperback – 2008-04-14

  • Children's Books for Grown-Up Teachers

    Reading and Writing Curriculum Theory, 1st Edition

    By Peter Appelbaum

    Teachers and prospective teachers read children's books, but that reading is often done as a "teacher" – that is, as planning for instruction – rather than as a "reader" engaged with the text. Children’s Books for Grown-Up Teachers models the kind of thinking about teaching and learning – the…

    Paperback – 2007-12-20
    Studies in Curriculum Theory Series

  • When Dreams Came True

    Classical Fairy Tales and Their Tradition, 1st Edition

    By Jack Zipes

    For centuries fairy tales have been a powerful mode of passing cultural values onto our children, and for many these stories delight and haunt us from cradle to grave. But how have these stories become so powerful and why? In When Dreams Came True, Jack Zipes explains the social life of the…

    Paperback – 2007-04-16

  • Beautiful Angiola

    The Lost Sicilian Folk and Fairy Tales of Laura Gonzenbach, 1st Edition

    Edited by Jack Zipes

    In one of the most startling literary discoveries of recent years, Jack Zipes has uncovered this neglected treasure trove of Sicilian folk and fairy tales. Like the Grimm brothers before her, Laura Gonzenbach, a talented Swiss-German born in Sicily, set out to gather up the tales told and retold…

    Paperback – 2005-10-27

  • Understanding Children's Literature

    2nd Edition

    Edited by Peter Hunt

    Edited by Peter Hunt, a leading figure in the field, this book introduces the study of children’s literature, addressing theoretical questions as well as the most relevant critical approaches to the discipline. The fourteen chapters draw on insights from academic disciplines ranging from cultural…

    Paperback – 2005-05-26

  • Speaking Out

    Storytelling and Creative Drama for Children, 1st Edition

    By Jack Zipes

    In his successful Creative Storytelling, Jack Zipes showed how storytelling is a rich and powerful tool for self-expression and for building children's imaginations. In Speaking Out, this master storyteller goes further, speaking out against rote learning and testing and for the positive force…

    Paperback – 2004-09-15

  • The Poetics of Childhood

    1st Edition

    By Roni Natov

    First Published in 2003. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.…

    Hardback – 2002-11-15
    Children's Literature and Culture

  • The Fairy Tale

    1st Edition

    By Steven Swann Jones

    One of the best known and enduring genres, the fairy fales origins extend back to the preliterate oral societies of the ancient world. This books surveys its history and traces its evolution into the form we recognized today. Jones Builds on the work of folklorist and critics to provide the…

    Paperback – 2002-10-04
    Genres in Context

  • Introducing Children's Literature

    From Romanticism to Postmodernism, 1st Edition

    By Deborah Cogan Thacker, Jean Webb

    Introducing Children's Literature is an ideal guide to reading children's literature through the perspective of literary history. Focusing on the major literary movements from Romanticism to Postmodernism, Thacker and Webb examine the concerns of each period and the ways in which these concerns…

    Paperback – 2002-07-18

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