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Literature for Children: A Short Introduction (2005)

by David L. Russell

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This textbook provides an overview of children's literature with a particular focus on history. ( )
  lillged | Jan 27, 2013 |
I was disappointed with this standard textbook for undergraduate children's literature class. The text authors cannot decide if reading objectionable elements will negatively affect the children reading them (they say no, unless it's chauvinistic or racial stereotypes.) I thought the book lists were weak (a list of Newbery awards would be cheaper and about the same content), and they were not annotated, a fact which could have redeemed the book entirely. Honey for a Child's Heart would be a better choice, since its lists are annotated and more complete.
  mebrock | Apr 1, 2008 |
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To my grandchildren, Mason, Mariya, and Emily
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Surveying the landscape of the past may not necessarily provide us with an accurate map for the future, but it will make us more astute observers of the present.
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0205410332, Paperback)

This succinct yet comprehensive introduction to children's literature focuses on genres and concepts rather than on particular authors. This text is unique from others on the market because it is flexible for use in both English and Education departments. It focuses on the traditional genres of children's literature, and the discussions within the chapters are organized according to themes.

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"David L. Russell has written a succinct yet comprehensive introduction to children's literature that focuses on genres and concepts rather than on particular authors. From a literary perspective," Literature for Children" is an engaging title that explores the foundations and contexts of literature, including the various genres of children's literature from picture to informational books. This book provides a unique overview of critical theories of literature. Significantly expanded history of children's literature, including more titles, more authors, and provides a thorough and comprehensive background of literary works. For teachers, future teachers, or educators.… (more)

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