Download Prizing Children’s Literature: The Cultural Politics of by Kenneth B. Kidd,Joseph T. Thomas Jr. PDF

By Kenneth B. Kidd,Joseph T. Thomas Jr.

Children's ebook awards have mushroomed because the early twentieth-century and particularly because the Nineteen Sixties, while literary prizing turned a popular method for either advertisement promoting and canon-making. There are over three hundred awards for English-language titles by myself, yet regardless of the profound influence of children’s ebook awards, students have paid really little consciousness to them. This e-book is the 1st scholarly quantity dedicated to the research of Anglophone kid's e-book awards in old and cultural context. With recognition to either political and aesthetic issues, the e-book bargains unique and various scholarship on prizing practices and their results in Australia, Canada, and particularly the USA. individuals provide either case experiences of specific awards and research of broader tendencies in literary assessment and elevation, drawing on theoretical paintings on canonization and cultural capital. Sections interrogate the advanced and infrequently subconscious ideological paintings of prizing, the continued pressure among formalist awards and so-called identity-based awards — all of the extra pressing in gentle of the "We want various Books" crusade — the ever-morphing kinds and parameters of prizing, and scholarly practices of prizing. one of many awards mentioned are the Pura Belpré Medal, the Inky Awards, the Canada Governor common Literary Award, the Printz Award, the simplest lively function Oscar, the Phoenix Award, and the toilet Newbery Medal, giving due consciousness to prizes for fiction in addition to for non-fiction, poetry, and movie. This quantity will curiosity students in literary and cultural reports, social background, e-book heritage, sociology, schooling, library and knowledge technological know-how, and an individual focused on kid's literature.

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Download Pete Hautman: Speaking the Truth to Teens (Studies in Young by Joel Shoemaker PDF

By Joel Shoemaker

Pete Hautman is an writer who loves to take on monstrous ideas—from dependancy and psychosis to the character of trust and what the realm is coming to—in his fiction for teenager readers. In novels like Mr. Was, Sweetblood, Invisible, Rash, and the nationwide booklet Award winner, Godless, Hautman leavens his exploration of those colossal principles with humor whereas exhibiting that he is familiar with how overwhelming such issues could be. As Hautman himself says, “It’s complicated.”

In Pete Hautman: conversing the reality to Teens, Joel Shoemaker seems on the existence and paintings of an writer whose younger grownup fiction characterize a much broader breadth of subject material and pursuits than is sometimes present in any unmarried author’s younger grownup novels. Chapters during this publication explicate person novels comparable to Godless and Eden West which specialize in non secular matters and youths, whereas time-travel conundrums are explored in Mr. Was and the Klaatu Diskos trilogy, and 3 books examine youngsters who play poker for extraordinarily excessive stakes. different works mentioned during this examine are examples of sensible modern fiction: How to thieve a Car, Blank Confession, and books that take very diversified methods to the problem of kids and falling in love, The enormous Crunch and What Boys particularly Want.

Shoemaker’s interviews with the writer and a number of other relatives offer possibilities for distinct insights into Hautman’s paintings, drawing transparent connections among his lifestyles and his writings. Pete Hautman: talking the reality to Teens might be of curiosity to librarians, students, and the author’s many fans.

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Download Roald Dahl (New Casebooks) by Ann Alston,Catherine Butler PDF

By Ann Alston,Catherine Butler

Roald Dahl is among the world's best-loved authors. greater than two decades after his dying, his books are nonetheless hugely well liked by youngsters and feature encouraged a number of function motion pictures – but he continues to be a arguable figure.

This quantity, the 1st number of educational essays ever to be dedicated to Dahl's paintings, brings jointly a workforce of famous students of kid's literature to discover the guy, his books for kids, and his complicated attitudes in the direction of quite a few key matters. together with essays on schooling, crime, Dahl's humour, his long term collaboration with the artist Quentin Blake, and picture variations, this attention-grabbing assortment bargains a distinct perception into the author and his world.

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Download Neo-Imperialism in Children's Literature About Africa: A by Yulisa Amadu Maddy,Donnarae MacCann PDF

By Yulisa Amadu Maddy,Donnarae MacCann

In the spirit in their final collaboration, Apartheid and Racism in South African kid's Literature, 1985-1995, Yulisa Amadu Maddy and Donnarae MacCann once more come jointly to reveal the neo-imperialist overtones of latest kid's fiction approximately Africa. studying the portrayal of African social customs, spiritual philosophies, and political buildings in fiction for adolescents, Maddy and MacCann demonstrate the Western biases that regularly infuse tales by means of famous Western authors.

In the book's introductory part, Maddy and MacCann provide historic details referring to Western notions of Africa as "primitive," after which current heritage information regarding the complexity of feminism in Africa and concerning the ongoing institutionalization of racism. the most physique of the examine includes reviews of the novels or brief tales of 11 famous writers, together with Isabel Allende and Nancy Farmer--all demonstrating that kid's literature keeps to mis-represent stipulations and social kin in Africa. The examine concludes with a glance at these brief tales of Beverley Naidoo which deliver perception and historic accuracy to South African conflicts and rising suggestions. Educators, literature professors, publishers, professors of Diaspora and African reports, and scholars of the mass media will locate Maddy and MacCann’s critique of racism within the illustration of Africa to be indispensible to scholars of multicultural literature.

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Download The Wizard of Oz and Who He Was by Martin Gardner,Russel B. Nye PDF

By Martin Gardner,Russel B. Nye

When Russel B. Nye and Martin Gardner teamed as much as carry out a brand new variation of The very good Wizard of Oz, theirs was once the 1st serious research of L. Frank Baum American vintage. The booklet opens with an essay by means of Nye, entitled "An Appreciation," that's an summary of Baum's artistic and imaginitive genius. Nye explores the explanations why prior critics nearly missed the ounces tales. Gardner, in his essay, "The Royal Historian of Oz," offers a quick biographical comic strip, revealing little-known proof approximately this prolific author. the amount additionally includes the entire, unique textual content of the fantastic Wizard of ounces, besides many unique illustrations by means of artist W. W. Denslow. 


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Download Animals in Young Adult Fiction (Scarecrow Studies in Young by Walter Hogan PDF

By Walter Hogan

Of the various issues happening in younger grownup literature, person who bears extra broad exploration is the adolescent-animal connection. even if large serious remark has addressed kid's animal tales and animals in grownup fiction, only a few reviews were dedicated to adolescent-animal encounters.

In Animals in younger grownup Fiction, Walter Hogan examines numerous hundred novels and tales to discover the ways that animals are represented in those works. in more to delivering an historic survey, Hogan appears at either real looking fiction and speculative works, together with myth, supernatural, horror, and technology fiction. Hogan studies tales that function wild animal encounters, tales based on relationships with horses, canine, and different operating and appearing animals, and people that includes relationships with pets. Drawing upon verified scholarship, this publication examines human-animal relationships from a number of angles, making it a useful source for librarians, lecturers, and scholars of kid's and younger grownup literature.

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Download Eleanor H. Porter's Pollyanna: A Children's Classic at 100 by Roxanne Harde,Lydia Kokkola PDF

By Roxanne Harde,Lydia Kokkola

Appearing first as a weekly serial in The Christian Herald, Eleanor H. Porter�s Pollyanna was once first released in booklet shape in 1913. This well known tale of an impoverished orphan lady who travels from America�s western frontier to stay together with her prosperous maternal Aunt Polly within the fictional east coast city of Beldingsville went via forty-seven printings in seven years and continues to be in print this present day in its unique model, in addition to in quite a few translations and variations. The story�s enduring charm lies in Pollyanna�s sunny character and in her comfortable online game, her playful try to intensify the confident in each state of affairs. In party of its centenary, this choice of 13 unique essays examines a wide selection of the novel�s topics and matters, in addition to variations in movie, manga, and translation.

In this edited assortment on Pollyanna, the world over revered and rising students of children�s literature reflect on Porter�s paintings from glossy severe views. individuals concentration totally on the radical itself but in addition learn Porter�s sequel, Pollyanna Grows Up, and a number of the movie models and translations of the radical. With backgrounds in children�s literature, cultural and movie reviews, philosophy, and spiritual experiences, those students expand severe considering Porter�s paintings past the thematic readings that experience ruled earlier scholarship. In doing so, the authors strategy the radical from theoretical views that research what occurs whilst Pollyanna engages with the area round her�her neighborhood and the normal environment�exposing the implicit philosophical, spiritual, and nationalist ideologies of the period during which Pollyanna was once written. the ultimate part is dedicated to experiences of diversifications of Porter�s protagonist.

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Download Sisters, Schoolgirls, and Sleuths: Girls' Series Books in by Carolyn Carpan PDF

By Carolyn Carpan

women sequence books were well known because the early 1840s, whilst books approximately Cousin Lucy, a tender woman who learns in regards to the global round her, first seemed. considering the fact that then, rankings of sequence books have undefined, numerous of them hugely profitable, and that includes one of the most enduring characters in fiction, comparable to Nancy Drew. In contemporary many years, sequence books like The Baby-Sitters Club and Sweet Valley High became staples for younger readers all over the place.

In Sisters, Schoolgirls, and Sleuths: women' sequence Books in America, Carolyn Carpan offers a social historical past of ladies' sequence fiction released in the USA from the mid-19th century in the course of the early twenty first century. Carpan examines renowned sequence, subgenres, topics, and characters present in nearly a hundred sequence, noting how teenage ladies are portrayed in women' sequence fiction and the way women' sequence replicate or subvert the tradition of the period within which they're produced. Her learn additionally makes a speciality of the construction, writing, and construction of such books.

This is the 1st research of yank ladies' sequence books to envision the full style from its beginnings within the 1840s to the current day, revealing proof a couple of sub-genre of kid's and younger grownup literature that has infrequently been studied. Appendixes during this quantity comprise a list of the women' sequence lined within the e-book in addition to vital books approximately ladies' sequence fiction.

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Download Fairy Lore: A Handbook (Greenwood Folklore Handbooks) by D. L. Ashliman PDF

By D. L. Ashliman

Fairy lore matters ideals approximately elves, dwarfs, gnomes, trolls, mermaids, cakes, pixies, leprechauns, and plenty of different beings present in international folklore. Written for college students and normal readers, this ebook is an advent to fairy lore from around the globe. The instruction manual defines and classifies kinds of fairies, offers a number of examples and texts, overviews scholarship, and discusses the position of fairies in paintings, movie, and pop culture. It closes with a thesaurus and a bibliography of print and digital resources.

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Download Gotcha!: Nonfiction Booktalks to Get Kids Excited About by Kathleen A. Baxter,Marcia Agness Kochel PDF

By Kathleen A. Baxter,Marcia Agness Kochel

Thousands of kid's books are released each one year-some are impressive, whereas others aren't. This publication makes it more uncomplicated so that you can locate the easiest in kid's nonfiction books, and it bargains concrete, classroom-tested rules for featuring them to scholars in impossible to resist methods. Booktalks for greater than 350 nonfiction titles (appropriate for uncomplicated and center university scholars) are equipped based on subject matters well-liked by younger readers-Great mess ups, Unsolved Mysteries, attention-grabbing humans, technology, and enjoyable Experiments to Do. moreover, there are tips about booktalking, an summary for a booktalk software, and a bibliography that may be used for assortment improvement. applicable grade degrees for every e-book are mentioned. Library Media experts will locate this consultant crucial. The thematic process is helping academics look for titles that correlate to curriculum parts or particular devices of research. mom and dad can use the ebook with their kids as a interpreting choice device. an individual who works with youngsters will locate this booklet a useful resource.

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