Humor in Young Adult Literature

Humor in Young Adult Literature

Humor in Young Adult Literature: A Time to Laugh celebrates the accomplishments of YA authors acclaimed for producing high-quality comedies. This discussion shows how these works are reinforced, not trivialized, by their humorous content.

Author: Walter Hogan

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN: 0810850729

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 223

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Humor in Young Adult Literature: A Time to Laugh celebrates the accomplishments of YA authors acclaimed for producing high-quality comedies. This discussion shows how these works are reinforced, not trivialized, by their humorous content. In bringing together the foremost YA authors of comedies, Hogan illustrates their strengths, similarities, and differences. The book is topical to facilitate a comparison of distinctive treatments by various authors of adolescent life events, such as sibling rivalry and first dates.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Young Adult Literature

Young Adult Literature

Author: Katherine Toth Bucher

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: UVA:X030466772

Category: Education

Page: 377

View: 174

Contemporary and practice, this edition remains comprehensive enough to ensure that teachers understand today's adolescents and the literature that engages them, while still remaining brief enough to give teachers the opportunity to read the books discussed.
Categories: Education

Animals in Young Adult Fiction

Animals in Young Adult Fiction

In Animals in Young Adult Fiction, Walter Hogan examines several hundred novels and stories to explore the ways in which animals are represented in these works.

Author: Walter Hogan

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN: 9780810869424

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 268

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Of the many themes occurring in young adult literature, one that bears more extensive exploration is the adolescent-animal connection. Although substantial critical commentary has addressed children's animal stories and animals in adult fiction, very few studies have been devoted to adolescent-animal encounters. In Animals in Young Adult Fiction, Walter Hogan examines several hundred novels and stories to explore the ways in which animals are represented in these works. In additional to providing an historical survey, Hogan looks at both realistic fiction and speculative works, including fantasy, supernatural, horror, and science fiction. Hogan reviews stories that feature wild animal encounters, stories centered on relationships with horses, dogs, and other working and performing animals, and those featuring relationships with pets. Drawing upon established scholarship, this book examines human-animal relationships from multiple angles, making it an invaluable resource for librarians, teachers, and students of children's and young adult literature.
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction

Young Adult Literature in Action A Librarian s Guide 2nd Edition

Young Adult Literature in Action  A Librarian s Guide  2nd Edition

Thus, fewer humorous books are showing up on Young AdultsÊ Choices lists.
Three questions arise when genres fluctuate, especially relating to humor: Are
humorous books being pushed aside in favor of teen paranormal romances?

Author: Rosemary Chance

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781440835438

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 204

View: 711

Utilizing a genre approach, this overview of young adult literature shows new librarians and library science students the criteria to use for selecting quality books, including recommended titles. • Provides unbiased, authoritative guidance for finding recommended classic and recent titles by genre • Presents an excellent introduction to the field of young adult literature for undergraduate and graduate students who intend to be public or school librarians, students who are new to the study of young adult literature, or librarians who are new to working with young adults • Includes a new section consisting of fascinating answers from 14 authors explaining their motivations and inspirations for writing for young adult readers • Provides expanded coverage on the popular genres of graphic novels and science fiction books
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Teaching Young Adult Literature

Teaching Young Adult Literature

Humor Among the most successful works of fiction for youthful readers are
realistic works that include humorous elements . ... David Gale has edited a
collection of original humorous short stories written by major young adult authors
.

Author: Jean E. Brown

Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing Company

ISBN: UOM:39076001684765

Category: Education

Page: 320

View: 246

This guide to the methods and techniques of teaching adolescent literature provides a practical orientation and teaching tools that effectively supplement the literature that instructors will use in the course. A small sampling of adolescent literature is also included.
Categories: Education

Confessions of a Book Reviewer

Confessions of a Book Reviewer

Spotlighting Cart’s unique perspective as both devoted book reviewer and self-proclaimed book addict, this “Carte Blanche” compilation offers readers the chance to trace the blossoming of YA lit into a bona fide phenomenon that ...

Author: Michael Cart

Publisher: American Library Association

ISBN: 9780838916452

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 216

View: 200

Foreword by Francesca Lia Block For more than 20 years, Michael Cart’s column for Booklist has delighted YA literature enthusiasts and bibliophiles in general with an engaging mixture of wit, insight, and good old fashioned publishing industry gossip. Spotlighting Cart’s unique perspective as both devoted book reviewer and self-proclaimed book addict, this “Carte Blanche” compilation offers readers the chance to trace the blossoming of YA lit into a bona fide phenomenon that continues to grow in popularity. In the columns gathered here, he explores reading, writing, and book collections and collecting;the past, present and future of YA lit;a multitude of genres, including historical fiction, fantasy, science fiction, humor, and comics; andmemories of notable figures in the world of publishing through tributes and memorials. These pieces remain as engaging and fun to read as when they first appeared.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Literature for Today s Young Adults

Literature for Today s Young Adults

What do young people find funny ? Lance M . Gentile and Merna M . McMillen ' s
article , “ Humor and the Reading Program , ” offers a starting point . Their stages
of children ' s and young adult ' s interest in humor , somewhat supplemented ...

Author: Alleen Pace Nilsen

Publisher: HarperCollins College

ISBN: UOM:49015002534486

Category: Teenagers

Page: 626

View: 699

Categories: Teenagers

Teaching Young Adult Literature

Teaching Young Adult Literature

The text introduces teachers to current research on adolescent life and literacy; the new and expanding genres of young adult literature; teaching approaches and practical strategies for using young adult literature in English and Language ...

Author: Thomas W. Bean

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 9781483314570

Category: Education

Page: 368

View: 308

Teaching Young Adult Literature: Developing Students As World Citizens (by Thomas W. Bean, Judith Dunkerly-Bean, and Helen Harper) is a middle and secondary school methods text that introduces pre-service teachers in teacher credential programs and in-service teachers pursuing a Masters degree in Education to the field of young adult literature for use in contemporary contexts. The text introduces teachers to current research on adolescent life and literacy; the new and expanding genres of young adult literature; teaching approaches and practical strategies for using young adult literature in English and Language Arts secondary classrooms and in Content Area Subjects (e.g. History); and ongoing social, political and pedagogical issues of English and Language Arts classrooms in relation to contemporary young adult literature.
Categories: Education

Sears List of Subject Headings

Sears List of Subject Headings

UF French Canadian humor French Canadian wit and humor BT Canadian wit
and humor Canadian women USE Women — Canada Canadian young adult
literature ( May subdiv . geog . by the names of provinces or regions ) 028 . 5 ;
810 ...

Author: H.W. Wilson

Publisher: Hw Wilson Company

ISBN: UOM:39015037352153

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 97

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Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

What s So Funny

What s So Funny

A thoughtful and lively exploration of more than 70 years, from 1920 to today, of the literature of laughter.

Author: Michael Cart

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 0060244534

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 256

View: 808

A thoughtful and lively exploration of more than 70 years, from 1920 to today, of the literature of laughter. Borrowing techniques from both book reviewing and literary criticism, an esteemed children’s book authority explores three basic types of humor: talking animals and otherwise anthropomorphized animals used for comic purposes ; tall tales and frontier humor; and domestic or family comedy. Along the way the author also celebrates some neglected authors and offers fresh and sometimes revisionist views of established classics.
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction

The Distant Mirror

The Distant Mirror

Reflections on Young Adult Historical Fiction Joanne Brown, Nancy St. Clair.
Series Editor : Patty Campbell Scarecrow Studies in Young Adult Literature is
intended to continue the body of critical writing established in Twayne ' s Young
Adult ... Humor in Young Adult Literature : A Time to Laugh , by Walter Hogan ,
2005 .

Author: Joanne Brown

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105114533826

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 210

View: 726

Directed to teachers and librarians, explores various approaches to young adult historical fiction and examines such issues as race, class, war, and gender and how they are treated in selected novels.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Young Adult Literature in the Classroom

Young Adult Literature in the Classroom

Reviewing young adult short stories proved a pleasant way to meet this objective
. ... that I was putting together a SIGNAL issue featuring humor in young adult
literature , I wanted to see what books middle schoolers thought were funny .

Author: Joan B. Elliott

Publisher: International Reading Assn

ISBN: UOM:39015056202560

Category: Education

Page: 248

View: 863

This new volume answers both questions by explaining how YA literature promotes learning across cultures, genres, disciplines, and grade levels, and by giving practical lessons and teaching tips
Categories: Education

Using Young Adult Literature in the English Classroom

Using Young Adult Literature in the English Classroom

Figure 2.1 gives the opening lines of several well - known young adult novels .
Humor Making the reader chuckle or even laugh out loud is always a refreshing
attribute of literature . Young adult literature is no exception . Whether the author
 ...

Author: John H. Bushman

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: UVA:X004910100

Category: Education

Page: 345

View: 552

This practical methods book provides future middle and high school English teachers with the direction they'll need to choose adolescent literature and to develop ideas for teaching it. Using a highly effective conversational tone, the book provides the latest information about young adult literature in a short, concisely written, classroom-oriented format. The authors show the busy English teacher how to accomplish four important teaching goals including life-long reading, reader response, teaching the classics, and reaching a diverse student population. NEW! Expanded section on Organizing Literature (Chapter 6)-Provides literature suggestions to incorporate its use in content area courses. NEW! Updated chapters on Diversity and Media in Young Adult Literature (Chapters 8 and 9)-Provides readers with information about the most current young adult literature and contains ready-made media activities that can be taken directly into the classroom. NEW! Three appendices designed to make the text as useful and accessible as possible-Provides general teaching information and supplements the young adult literature information given in the text. NEW! Statements from young adult authors-Designed to provide additional information and insight into reading and writing, so that readers can better understand the importance of young adult literature from the point of view of various authors.
Categories: Education

A Hint of Hell Teen Fantasy Series

A Hint of Hell  Teen Fantasy Series

The first story is a bit short, but it’s also free. The stories aren’t overly romantic, so they’re great for older teenage boys and girls.” ★★★★★ “Deliciously thrilling and wickedly silly from the grave and back!

Author: Claire Chilton

Publisher: Ragz Books

ISBN: 9781908822451

Category: Fiction

Page: 132

View: 332

THE DEMON DIARIES is a whimsical young adult series that combines GOOD OMENS style wit with urban fantasy stories similar to CASSANDRA CLARE’S MORTAL INSTRUMENTS to create an enchanting paranormal series that you won’t be able to put down. Embark on an exciting Christmas adventure with A HINT OF HELL. He's just failed at being evil... Kieron Lascher thought his life as a minor demon lord in Hell couldn't get any worse, but when he fails his exams and is sent into another realm as punishment by his parents, he realises that there are worse places than Hell. With deadly beasts and evil Satan Claws roaming the frosty land, Kieron has to fight to survive. With the help of a banished succubus, he learns that he needs to find the missing codex to gain some power. If he manages to take out Satan Claws and learn pure evil, he might be able to open a portal and go back home. But first, he has to master being truly evil to some cute little elves. That won't be difficult for a demon lord, right? “Wildly, bizarrely, brain-punchingly inventive!” – Derek Landy, bestselling author of Skulduggery Pleasant. DISCOVER THE DEMON DIARIES, WHICH HAS SPELLBOUND 2.5 MILLION READERS. WHAT READERS ARE SAYING “I love how Claire Chilton keeps your pulse racing until the end of the book. The addictive writing plus amusing characters and supernatural stories in these books create an unforgettable read.” ★★★★★ “If you are looking for an action-packed and funny gothic fiction series with a strong female lead to completely immerse yourself in, then this might be the book series for you.” ★★★★★ “The descriptions in this hilarious occult series are rich with meaning, and the parody of preternatural characters are brilliantly human.” ★★★★★ “I love Dora! Her sarcasm manages to amuse me whether she’s being tortured in the academy for demons in Hell or just arguing with the Fallen One in Heaven. Great world building, and the best and most sarcastic characters.” ★★★★★ “Claire Chilton not only conjures a YA fantasy world brimming with magical creatures like vampires, werewolves, zombies, angels, demons, succubus, dragons, elves, fae, fairies, ghosts, gods, shapeshifters and a whole range of mythical monsters, she also creates a few of her own. Were-squirrels, anyone?” ★★★★★ “If you’re looking for a dark teen comedy that is the goth lovechild of Deadpool and Buffy, then look no further. The novels in this series are fast-paced, dogma-driven, satires that focus on an outcast teenage girl who uses witty banter and a spellbook to become a witch and travel to Hell and back. With light humour and a lot of lols along the way, this Sabrina-like heroine explores the horror of death and darkness in even the most heavenly places.” ★★★★★ “An entertaining, humorous and romantic paranormal novel that kept me up past midnight because I couldn’t put it down.” ★★★★★ “When the demon lord you’re dating takes you home to meet his undead family, and then you’re forced to attend school in Hell, you know the romance is going to get a bit weird. This was a fun unearthly romp that will make you laugh out loud. The first story is a bit short, but it’s also free. The stories aren’t overly romantic, so they’re great for older teenage boys and girls.” ★★★★★ “Deliciously thrilling and wickedly silly from the grave and back! If you’re tired of depressed heroines, then enjoy this feisty female protagonist as she travels on the road to Hell with nothing but her spells, soul chips and wits to keep her alive.” ★★★★★ “A must-read series of sorcery, comedy, witches and demons. I can’t wait for more new releases in this series.” ★★★★★ BOOKS IN THIS SERIES A Hint of Magic: Bewitched by Magic Demonic Dora: Bewitched in Hell Deceased Dora: Bewitched in Death Divine Dora: Bewitched in Heaven A Hint of Hell: Bewitched by Christmas LANGUAGES: Available in British and American English. EDITION: British eBook FORMAT: EPUB (eBooks)
Categories: Fiction

Names and Naming in Young Adult Literature

Names and Naming in Young Adult Literature

Virginia Euwer Wolff : Capturing the Music of Young Voices , by Suzanne
Elizabeth Reid , 2003 . 13 . More Than a Game : Sports Literature for Young
Adults , Chris Crowe , 2004 . 14 . Humor in Young Adult Literature : A Time to
Laugh , by ...

Author: Alleen Pace Nilsen

Publisher: Scarecrow Studies in Young Adu

ISBN: UCSC:32106019098570

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 173

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Explores the literary functions of naming, looks at the importance of names to teenagers, and includes samples from more than twenty major young adult authors including M.E. Kerr, Robert Cormier, and Polly Horvath.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Crying Laughing

Crying Laughing

A tragicomic story of bad dates, bad news, bad performances, and one girl's determination to find the funny in high school from the author of Denton Little's Deathdate.

Author: Lance Rubin

Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers

ISBN: 9780525644699

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 336

View: 978

A tragicomic story of bad dates, bad news, bad performances, and one girl's determination to find the funny in high school from the author of Denton Little's Deathdate. Winnie Friedman has been waiting for the world to catch on to what she already knows: she's hilarious. It might be a long wait, though. After bombing a stand-up set at her own bat mitzvah, Winnie has kept her jokes to herself. Well, to herself and her dad, a former comedian and her inspiration. Then, on the second day of tenth grade, the funniest guy in school actually laughs at a comment she makes in the lunch line and asks her to join the improv troupe. Maybe he's even . . . flirting? Just when Winnie's ready to say yes to comedy again, her father reveals that he's been diagnosed with ALS. That is . . . not funny. Her dad's still making jokes, though, which feels like a good thing. And Winnie's prepared to be his straight man if that's what he wants. But is it what he needs? Caught up in a spiral of epically bad dates, bad news, and bad performances, Winnie's struggling to see the humor in it all. But finding a way to laugh is exactly what will see her through. **A Junior Library Guild Selection**
Categories: Young Adult Fiction

The Heart Has Its Reasons

The Heart Has Its Reasons

SCARECROW STUDIES IN YOUNG ADULT LITERATURE Series Editor : Patty
Campbell Scarecrow Studies in Young Adult Literature is intended to continue
the body of critical writing established in Twayne ' s Young Adult Authors Series ...

Author: Michael Cart

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015064863684

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 207

View: 827

A decade-by-decade discussion of the most important novels having homosexual, bisexual, or transgender themes. Includes a "timeline of events relevant to GLBTQ young," and bibliographies by year.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Library Literature

Library Literature

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015081495379

Category: Information science

Page:

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Categories: Information science

A Hint of Magic Bewitched by Magic

A Hint of Magic  Bewitched by Magic

The first story is a bit short, but it’s also free. The stories aren’t overly romantic, so they’re great for older teenage boys and girls.” ★★★★★ “Deliciously thrilling and wickedly silly from the grave and back!

Author: Claire Chilton

Publisher: Claire Chilton

ISBN: 9781908822444

Category: Fiction

Page: 132

View: 271

She's looking for a hint of magic in her world... Dora Carridine is fed up with her life as a preacher’s daughter and sets out to explore the darker side of life instead. If she can find some magic in the world, then maybe she will find a place she belongs. When she comes across a coven of witches, she takes on their trials to try and join them. But the witches aren’t all they appear to be, and Dora finds herself slipping into a darker world than she imagined. She has to make a choice to do the right thing, but Dora’s never been very good at doing anything right… A Hint of Magic is a free book in the paranormal comedy series The Demon Diaries. "Wildly, bizarrely, brain-punchingly inventive!" - Derek Landy, Author of Skulduggery Pleasant. What kind of reader would like this book? This series will appeal to readers who are looking for funny teen fantasy books that are brimming with comedy, magic, witches, angels, fae, shapeshifters, vampires, zombies, demons, ghosts and everything else that goes bump in the night. Follow the humorous female protagonist as she becomes an amateur witch, summons demonic forces and even has a romantic interlude in Hell. This exciting paranormal mystery is filled with pulse-racing action and humour. It also contains elements of traditional horror and thriller themes beneath the cosy fun exterior, making it a thrilling and humorous read. So if you're looking for a hilarious magical adventure that will take you straight to Hell—or Heaven, then look no further. Books in This Series - A Hint of Magic - Demonic Dora - Deceased Dora - Divine Dora - A Hint of Hell *Language Edition: British English. Rating: PG. Category: Young Adult Fiction.
Categories: Fiction

Mosaics of Meaning

Mosaics of Meaning

Enhancing the Intellectual Life of Young Adults Through Story Kay E. Vandergrift.
CHAPTER TWELVE Why Angels Fly : Humor in Young Adult Fiction Janet
Kleinberg and Lynn Cockett umorous fiction for young adults is important , for
there is ...

Author: Kay E. Vandergrift

Publisher:

ISBN: UCSC:32106012741598

Category: Education

Page: 474

View: 285

Essays address topics in young adults' fiction, such as coming of age, humor, science fiction, incest, and the Internet
Categories: Education