International Companion Encyclopedia of Children's Literature

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Peter Hunt
Routledge, Sep 2, 2003 - Literary Criticism - 944 pages
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The International Companion Encyclopedia answers these questions and provides comprehensive coverage of children's literature from a wide range of perspectives. Over 80 substantial essays by world experts include Iona Opie on the oral tradition, Gillian Avery on family stories and Michael Rosen on audio, TV and other media. The Companion covers a broad range of topics, from the fairy tale to critical theory, from the classics to comics.
Structure The Companion is divided into five sections:
1) Theory and Critical Approaches
2) Types and Genres
3) The Context of Children's Literature
4) Applications of Children's Literature
5) The World of Children's Literature
Each essay is followed by references and suggestions for further reading. The volume is fully indexed.
 

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Contents

1 Introduction
1
I THEORY AND CRITICAL APPROACHES
14
II TYPES AND GENRES
135
III THE CONTEXT OF CHILDRENS LITERATURE
453
IV APPLICATIONS OF CHILDRENS LITERATURE
564
V THE WORLD OF CHILDRENS LITERATURE
644
Index
882
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