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.

  • Children s Literature in Context

    Children’s Literature in Context
    Fiona McCulloch

    Featuring close readings of commonly studied texts, this book takes students of Children's Literature through the key works, their contexts and critical and popular afterlives.

  • Kenneth Grahame s The Wind in the Willows

    Kenneth Grahame’s The Wind in the Willows
    Jackie C. Horne, Donna R. White

    In Kenneth Grahame's The Wind in the Willows: A Children's Classic at 100, editors Jackie C. Horne and Donna R. White have assembled a collection of essays that look at the book in terms of class, gender and nationality, as well as its …

  • 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.

  • 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 artísticos experimentaron un giro que ha sido nombrado por algunos autores como posmoderno o neosubversivo.

  • The Poetics of Childhood

    The Poetics of Childhood
    Roni Natov

    Natov covers a remarkable range of authors from William Blake to J.K. Rowling. This book received the 2005 International Research Society for Children's Literature Award.

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