Literature and the Child

Literature and the Child

LITERATURE AND THE CHILD, 9th Edition, offers thorough, concise coverage of the genres and formats of children’s literature and guidance on using literature in the classroom.

Author: Lee Galda

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 9781305854987

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 560

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LITERATURE AND THE CHILD, 9th Edition, offers thorough, concise coverage of the genres and formats of children’s literature and guidance on using literature in the classroom. With a focus on diverse award-winning titles, this market-leading text includes beautifully written and illustrated discussions of exemplary titles for readers in nursery school through middle school. A stunning design features interior illustrations by Lauren Stringer, an award-winning children’s book author and illustrator. Each genre chapter contains criteria for evaluating literary quality, equipping students with a resource to guide text selection in the classroom. Practical, research-based information about teaching appears throughout, including sample teaching ideas and an emphasis on the importance of selecting and teaching complex texts. Extensive booklists provide excellent, ongoing resources and highlight texts that emphasize diversity. This text helps teachers understand how to select books that best serve their curriculum goals as well as the interests and needs of their students. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Categories: Business & Economics

Literature and the Child

Literature and the Child

LITERATURE AND THE CHILD, 8th Edition, covers the two major topical areas of children's literature: the genres of children's literature (picturebooks, contemporary realistic fiction, etc.) and the use of children's literature in the ...

Author: Lee Galda

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 9781133602071

Category: Education

Page: 528

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LITERATURE AND THE CHILD, 8th Edition, covers the two major topical areas of children's literature: the genres of children's literature (picturebooks, contemporary realistic fiction, etc.) and the use of children's literature in the classroom. The book offers succinct yet beautifully written and illustrated discussions that reflect the tone and feel of children's books. Featuring discussions of the latest works of children's literature, the book includes coverage of the growing importance of young adult literature as well as emphasis on upper-level children's literature and adolescent literature. The authors pay careful attention to diversity in children's literature and equip readers with practical, research-based teaching ideas linked to the Common Core English Language Arts Standards for grades kindergarten through eight. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Categories: Education

Literature and the Child

Literature and the Child

A guide to children's literature provides information on genres and using children's literature in the classroom.

Author: Lee Galda

Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing Company

ISBN: 0534555446

Category: Education

Page: 494

View: 394

A guide to children's literature provides information on genres and using children's literature in the classroom.
Categories: Education

Cullinan and Galda s Literature and the Child

Cullinan and Galda s Literature and the Child

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Author: Lee Galda

Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing Company

ISBN: 0534246834

Category: Children

Page: 532

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CD-ROM contains: Link to dynamic database-driven Website.
Categories: Children

Literature and the Child

Literature and the Child

The contributors to this book contend—although in widely differing ways and not always approvingly—that our culture is indeed still pervaded, in this postmodern moment of the very late twentieth century, by the Romantic conception of ...

Author: James Holt Mcgavran

Publisher: University of Iowa Press

ISBN: 9781587292910

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 280

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The Romantic myth of childhood as a transhistorical holy time of innocence and spirituality, uncorrupted by the adult world, has been subjected in recent years to increasingly serious interrogation. Was there ever really a time when mythic ideals were simple, pure, and uncomplicated? The contributors to this book contend—although in widely differing ways and not always approvingly—that our culture is indeed still pervaded, in this postmodern moment of the very late twentieth century, by the Romantic conception of childhood which first emerged two hundred years ago. In the wake of the French Revolution and the Industrial Revolution, western Europe experienced another fin de siècle characterized by overwhelming material and institutional change and instability. By historicizing the specific political, social, and economic conflicts at work within the notion of Romantic childhood, the essayists in Literature and the Child show us how little these forces have changed over time and how enriching and empowering they can still be for children and their parents. In the first section, “Romanticism Continued and Contested,” Alan Richardson and Mitzi Myers question the origins and ends of Romantic childhood. In “Romantic Ironies, Postmodern Texts,” Dieter Petzold, Richard Flynn, and James McGavran argue that postmodern texts for both children and adults perpetuate the Romantic complexities of childhood. Next, in “The Commerce of Children's Books,” Anne Lundin and Paula Connolly study the production and marketing of children's classics. Finally, in “Romantic Ideas in Cultural Confrontations,” William Scheick and Teya Rosenberg investigate interactions of Romantic myths with those of other cultural systems.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Literature and the Child

Literature and the Child

An introductory textbook with author profiles, teaching ideas, and a sampling and explanation of many types and levels of books and illustrations. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Author: Bernice E. Cullinan

Publisher: San Diego : Harcourt Brace Jovanovich

ISBN: UOM:49015001218362

Category: Children

Page: 755

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An introductory textbook with author profiles, teaching ideas, and a sampling and explanation of many types and levels of books and illustrations. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
Categories: Children

The Making of the Modern Child

The Making of the Modern Child

This title explores how the concept of childhood in the Victorian era was constructed through ideological work in children's literature, as well as contemporary pedagogical and medical writing.

Author: Andrew O'Malley

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415942997

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 189

View: 433

This book explores how the concept of childhood in the late 18th century was constructed through the ideological work performed by children's literature, as well as pedagogical writing and medical literature of the era. Andrew O'Malley ties the evolution of the idea of "the child" to the growth of the middle class, which used the figure of the child as a symbol in its various calls for social reform.
Categories: Literary Criticism

The Presence of the Past in Children s Literature

The Presence of the Past in Children s Literature

Explores how children's writers around the world have presented the theme and concept of time past.

Author: International Research Society for Children's Literature

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 0313324832

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 242

View: 147

Explores how children's writers around the world have presented the theme and concept of time past.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Reading the Child in Children s Literature

Reading the Child in Children s Literature

Sophisticated yet highly approachable, this is an essential read for anyone with an interest in the study of children's literature.

Author: David Rudd

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 9781137322364

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 248

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David Rudd takes a lively and controversial look at the critical representation of the child in children's literature, arguing for a more open and eclectic approach: one that celebrates the diverse power, appeal and possibilities of children's literature. Drawing on psychoanalytically informed perspectives, Rudd shows how theory can be both exciting and liberating. He offers fresh and stimulating close readings of key texts, ranging from established classics – such as Alice in Wonderland, Peter Pan and Winnie-the-Pooh - to more modern works, including novels (Peter Pan in Scarlet and The Children's Book) and picture books (Zoo ̧ The Missing Piece and Where the Wild Things Are). Sophisticated yet highly approachable, this is an essential read for anyone with an interest in the study of children's literature.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Language Literacy and the Child

Language  Literacy  and the Child

In the Second Edition of this popular textbook, Galda, Cullinan, and Strickland continue to show new teachers how to use children's literature to support English language arts teaching and learning in kindergarten through eighth-grade ...

Author: Lee Galda

Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing Company

ISBN: UCSC:32106014441098

Category: Education

Page: 385

View: 477

In the Second Edition of this popular textbook, Galda, Cullinan, and Strickland continue to show new teachers how to use children's literature to support English language arts teaching and learning in kindergarten through eighth-grade classrooms. LANGUAGE, LITERACY, AND THE CHILD presents current theories and research alongside practical classroom applications. With this organization, the authors provide theoretically sound, literature-based practices and teaching ideas to help students as they begin to teach.
Categories: Education

Child Autonomy and Child Governance in Children s Literature

Child Autonomy and Child Governance in Children s Literature

This book explores representations of child autonomy and self-governance in children’s literature.The idea of child rule and child realms is central to children’s literature, and childhood is frequently represented as a state of being, ...

Author: Christopher Kelen

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781317394808

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 240

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This book explores representations of child autonomy and self-governance in children’s literature.The idea of child rule and child realms is central to children’s literature, and childhood is frequently represented as a state of being, with children seen as aliens in need of passports to Adultland (and vice versa). In a sense all children’s literature depends on the idea that children are different, separate, and in command of their own imaginative spaces and places. Although the idea of child rule is a persistent theme in discussions of children’s literature (or about children and childhood) the metaphor itself has never been properly unpacked with critical reference to examples from those many texts that are contingent on the authority and/or power of children. Child governance and autonomy can be seen as natural or perverse; it can be displayed as a threat or as a promise. Accordingly, the "child rule"-motif can be seen in Robinsonades and horror films, in philosophical treatises and in series fiction. The representations of self-ruling children are manifold and ambivalent, and range from the idyllic to the nightmarish. Contributors to this volume visit a range of texts in which children are, in various ways, empowered, discussing whether childhood itself may be thought of as a nationality, and what that may imply. This collection shows how representations of child governance have been used for different ideological, aesthetic, and pedagogical reasons, and will appeal to scholars of children’s literature, childhood studies, and cultural studies.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Children s Literature and the Posthuman

Children s Literature and the Posthuman

An investigation of identity formation in children's literature, this book brings together children’s literature and recent critical concerns with posthuman identity to argue that children’s fiction offers sophisticated interventions ...

Author: Zoe Jaques

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136674914

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 272

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An investigation of identity formation in children's literature, this book brings together children’s literature and recent critical concerns with posthuman identity to argue that children’s fiction offers sophisticated interventions into debates about what it means to be human, and in particular about humanity’s relationship to animals and the natural world. In complicating questions of human identity, ecology, gender, and technology, Jaques engages with a multifaceted posthumanism to understand how philosophy can emerge from children's fantasy, disclosing how such fantasy can build upon earlier traditions to represent complex issues of humanness to younger audiences. Interrogating the place of the human through the non-human (whether animal or mechanical) leads this book to have interpretations that radically depart from the critical tradition, which, in its concerns with the socialization and representation of the child, has ignored larger epistemologies of humanness. The book considers canonical texts of children's literature alongside recent bestsellers and films, locating texts such as Gulliver’s Travels (1726), Pinocchio (1883) and the Alice books (1865, 1871) as important works in the evolution of posthuman ideas. This study provides radical new readings of children’s literature and demonstrates that the genre offers sophisticated interventions into the nature, boundaries and dominion of humanity.
Categories: Literary Criticism

The Nation in Children s Literature

The Nation in Children s Literature

This book explores the meaning of nation or nationalism in children's literature and how it constructs and represents different national experiences.

Author: Christopher Kelen

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780415624794

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 282

View: 258

This book explores the meaning of nation or nationalism in children's literature and how it constructs and represents different national experiences. The contributors discuss diverse aspects of children's literature and film from interdisciplinary and multicultural approaches, ranging from the short story and novel to science fiction and fantasy from a range of locations including Canada, Australia, Taiwan, Norway, America, Italy, Great Britain, Iceland, Africa, Japan, South Korea, India, Sweden and Greece. The emergence of modern nation-states can be seen as coinciding with the historical rise of children's literature, while stateless or diasporic nations have frequently formulated their national consciousness and experience through children's literature, both instructing children as future citizens and highlighting how ideas of childhood inform the discourses of nation and citizenship. Because nation and childhood are so intimately connected, it is crucial for critics and scholars to shed light on how children's literatures have constructed and represented historically different national experiences. At the same time, given the massive political and demographic changes in the world since the nineteenth century and the formation of nation states, it is also crucial to evaluate how the national has been challenged by changing national languages through globalization, international commerce, and the rise of English. This book discusses how the idea of childhood pervades the rhetoric of nation and citizenship, and how children and childhood are represented across the globe through literature and film.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Sparing the Child

Sparing the Child

Bosmajian explores children's texts that have either a Holocaust survivor or a former member of the Hitler Youth as a protagonist.

Author: Hamida Bosmajian

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135720377

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 304

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Bosmajian explores children's texts that have either a Holocaust survivor or a former member of the Hitler Youth as a protagonist.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Introducing Children s Literature

Introducing Children s Literature

Original in its approach, this book sets children's literature within the context of literary movements and adult literature. It is essential reading for students studying writing for children.

Author: Deborah Cogan Thacker

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134629756

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 208

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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 influence and are influenced by the children's literature of the time. Each section begins with a general chapter, which explains the relationship between the major issues of each literary period and the formal and thematic qualities of children's texts. Close readings of selected texts follow to demonstrate the key defining characteristics of the form of writing and the literary movements. Original in its approach, this book sets children's literature within the context of literary movements and adult literature. It is essential reading for students studying writing for children. Books discussed include: *Louisa May Alcott's Little Women * Charles Kingsley's The Water-Babies *Lewis Carroll's Alice in Wonderland *Frank Baum's The Wizard of Oz *Frances Hodgson Burnett's The Secret Garden *P.L.Travers' Mary Poppins *E.B.White's Charlotte's Web *Philip Pullman's Clockwork.
Categories: Literary Criticism

The Child Figure in English Literature

The Child Figure in English Literature

Graveyards or wonderlands have more often than firesides and nurseries been the element in which we encounter the child in English literature, and Robert Pattison begins his narrative by asking why literary children are seldom associated ...

Author: Robert Pattison

Publisher: University of Georgia Press

ISBN: 9780820332475

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 208

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Graveyards or wonderlands have more often than firesides and nurseries been the element in which we encounter the child in English literature, and Robert Pattison begins his narrative by asking why literary children are seldom associated with parents and family, but instead repeatedly occur as solitary figures against a background of social and philosophic melancholy. In a skillful fusion of theology, social history, and literature, Pattison isolates and analyzes the repeated conjunction of the literary figure of the child with two fundamental ideas of Western culture--the fall of man and the concept of Original Sin. His study of child figures used in English literature and their antecedents in classical literature and early Christian writing documents the symbiotic development of an idea and an image. Pattison encounters a wide range of literary offspring, among whom are Marvell's little girls, Gray's young Etonians, Blake's children of innocence and experience, the youthful narrators of Dickens and Gosse, the children of George Eliot and Henry James, and the young protagonists in the children's literature of James Janeway, Christina Rossetti, and Lewis Carroll.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Children s Literature and the Fin de Si cle

Children s Literature and the Fin de Si  cle

As a period of transition, it also brings a sense of uncertainty, finality, and apocalypticism. This volume examines fin de siecle tensions in 19th- and 20th-century children's literature from around the world.

Author: International Research Society for Children's Literature Congress 1999

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 0313321205

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 223

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The close of a century invites both retrospection and prognostication. As a period of transition, it also brings a sense of uncertainty, finality, and apocalypticism. This volume examines fin de siecle tensions in 19th- and 20th-century children's literature from around the world. The contributors look back at children's literature of the past and ahead toward children's literature of the future, while probing such issues as literary nonsense and the breakdown of language, the image of the child as redeemer, social engineering in children's literature, the Holocaust in children's fiction, fear in contemporary fantasy, and changing notions of masculinity.
Categories: Literary Criticism