Books in category Literary Criticism – Children’s Literature

  • The Meanings of Beauty and the Beast

    The Meanings of “Beauty and the Beast”
    Jerry Griswold

    This book also includes a variety of original source materials and twenty-three colour illustrations. The Meanings of "Beauty and the Beast" is for any reader who wishes to explore this classic, endlessly rich fairy tale.

  • The Annotated Alice The Definitive Edition

    The Annotated Alice: The Definitive Edition
    Lewis Carroll

    Forty years after this groundbreaking publication, Norton is proud to publish the Definitive Edition of The Annotated Alice, a work that combines the notes of Gardner's 1959 edition with his 1990 volume, More Annotated Alice, as well as …

  • The Fantasy of Family

    The Fantasy of Family
    Elizabeth Thiel

    Focusing primarily on British children's texts written by women and drawing extensively on socio-historic material, The Fantasy of Family: Nineteenth-Century Childrens Literature and the Myth of the Domestic Ideal considers the paradoxes …

  • The Fairy Tale

    The Fairy Tale
    Steven Jones Swann

    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.

  • Words about Pictures

    Words about Pictures
    Perry Nodelman

    A pioneering study of a unique narrative form, Words about Pictures examines the special qualities of picture books–books intended to educate or tell stories to young children.

  • The Teller s Tale

    The Teller’s Tale
    Sophie Raynard

    This book offers new, often unexpected, but always intriguing portraits of the writers of classic fairy tales.

  • Understanding Children s Literature

    Understanding Children’s Literature
    Peter Hunt

    Bibliographies provide details of useful further information sources and a glossary explains the literary terms encountered in the book. This work is a useful and accessible guide for readers involved both in literature and education.

  • Deconstructing the Hero

    Deconstructing the Hero
    Margery Hourihan

    This book sets out to explore the structure and meaning of one of the most popular literary genres – the adventure story. It offers analytical readings of some of the most popular adventure stories and looks at their influence on children.

  • Re imagining the World

    (Re)imagining the World
    Yan Wu, Kerry Mallan, Roderick McGillis

    With a wide coverage of texts from different countries, and scholarly and lively discussions, this collection is itself a testament to the power of the human imagination and the significance of children’s literature in the education of …

  • Posmodernidad en la literatura infantil y juvenil

    Posmodernidad en la literatura infantil y juvenil
    Laura Guerrero Guadarrama

    A partir de la segunda mitad del siglo XX, algunos movimientos artĂ­sticos experimentaron un giro que ha sido nombrado por algunos autores como posmoderno o neosubversivo.

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