Children's Literature : a very short introduction

Author(s): Kimberley Reynolds

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In this lively discussion Kim Reynolds looks at what children's literature is, why it is interesting, how it contributes to culture, and how it is studied as literature. Providing examples from across history and various types of children's literature, she introduces the key debates, developments, and people involved.

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Introduction: What is children's literature?; 1. An outline history of publishing for children; 2. Why and how are children's books studied?; 3. Transforming the texts of childhood; 4. Genres and generations - and the case of the family story; 5. Visions of the future; 6. Ethical debates in children's literature; Afterword; References; Further reading; Index

General Fields

  • : 9780199560240
  • : Oxford University Press
  • : Oxford University Press
  • : September 2011
  • : 174mm X 121mm X 11mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : January 2012
  • : books

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  • : Kimberley Reynolds
  • : 15 black and white halftones
  • : 160
  • : Paperback