Children’s Literature: A Very Short Introduction
by Kimberley Reynolds
Editor: Oxford University Press
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Children’s literature takes various forms adapted for children in antiquity, picture books and pop-ups, and now includes the latest online games and eBooks.This vast and amorphous subject is both intimately related to other literary and cultural areas of the survey but also has its own set of concerns, issues and challenges.Many authors, including Beatrix Potter and Roald Dahl, classic books such as Winnie the Pooh, Alice in Wonderland, and The Secret Garden, for modern works, including Harry Potter and the Twilight of the series, thisVery Short Introduction gives an overview of the history of children’s literature, it has developed in English, while at the same time the introduction ofBy raising questions about the shape of the future of children’s literature, and exploring the intersection with adult fiction, Reynolds shows that writing for children – whether on the page or the screen – has been involved in developing and directing ideas about culture, society and childhood.ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Presentations of the Oxford University Press series contains hundreds of titles in almost every field.These paperback books are the ideal way to get ahead of time in a new topic quicklyOur experts and authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas and enthusiasm to make it interesting and stimulating topics very readable.
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