An Introduction to Children's Literature

An Introduction to Children s Literature Children s literature is a remarkable area of writing it is one of the roots of Western culture enjoyed passionately by adults as well as children Its characters Cinderella Pooh Bear Biggles the W

  • Title: An Introduction to Children's Literature
  • Author: PeterHunt
  • ISBN: 9780192892430
  • Page: 430
  • Format: Paperback
  • Children s literature is a remarkable area of writing it is one of the roots of Western culture, enjoyed passionately by adults as well as children Its characters Cinderella, Pooh Bear, Biggles, the Wizard of Oz are a part of most people s psyche, and form a link not only with childhood, but also with basic myths and archetypes This book provides a concise history oChildren s literature is a remarkable area of writing it is one of the roots of Western culture, enjoyed passionately by adults as well as children Its characters Cinderella, Pooh Bear, Biggles, the Wizard of Oz are a part of most people s psyche, and form a link not only with childhood, but also with basic myths and archetypes This book provides a concise history of British children s literature, focusing particularly on the past 130 years It traces the evolution from moralizing, improving works to books which are empathetic to the world of the child But it also demonstrates that the history of children s literature can be approached from several angles that of the women who predominate among children s writers, of the relationship between children s books and contemporary ideologies, and of the part played by illustrations and illustrators in the development of the genre Peter Hunt also addresses key questions about the nature of children s literature what makes it different from adult literature How is it read by children, and what critical responses can an adult appropriately make With children s literature becoming a fiercely contested academic and ideological battleground, Peter Hunt s balanced assessment of the terrain will be of value to anyone seeking a reliable introduction to the history and issues involved.

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    1. I have very mixed views about this book. On one hand, there were parts of it that I enjoyed a great deal. I thought he made some wonderful points about theories and tendencies in studying children's literature, and I thought it was very, very interesting. I also learned a ton about the history, which I knew very little about before. Once I finished the book, I felt like I had gotten a very solid orientation for the topic. Having said all of that, the book definitely had some weaknesses. I have n [...]

    2. Read this as preliminary reading for a class. It was kind of interesting -- lots of history of the book, or at least the children's book. It got rather wearing after a while because of the constant parade of titles and names and dates. Still, it might be a useful reference, and it was a reasonable introduction to some of the range of books out there. I'm not sure about some of the choices in books, and it was quite Brit-focused.I'm not sure how much that was new came into this. There were lots o [...]

    3. An more accurate title for this book would be An Introduction to the History of Children's Literature in the United Kingdom. The opening chapters provide decent background information on the subject, but the meat of the book at times becomes a river of namedropping, and the extensive citations and quotations are more distracting than supportive. Despite having been published in 1994, the chronology of milestones in children's literature becomes rather sparse after the 1970's, and many of the cho [...]

    4. Hindi pala napaghandaan ang Literaturang pambata bagkus ito pala ay isang aksidente na pinagsama ng Klasiko at pag modernong babasahin na may kinalaman sa maagang pagkamulat ng mga bata.Dahil dito bumuo ng mga konsepto upang ayusin ang mga aklat na hindi angkop sa murang edad o maka-impluwensiya.Ang mga konseptong ito ay binalangkas upang magkaroon ng mga batayan o standards hinggil sa pagkategirya sa mga literaturang pambata.Nakatutuwang isipin na akala ko, ito'y sadyang pinaghandaan subalit re [...]

    5. A required textbook for class. You can gather from it the history of Children's Literature, but it is quite limited to British lit. Found it to be very dull considering how fascinating and engaging my interest is in the subject matter.

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