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Literature for Children : A Short Introduction

ISBN: 9780205410330 | 0205410332
Edition: 5th
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon
Pub. Date: 1/1/2005

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This succinct yet comprehensive introduction to children's literature focuses on genres and concepts rather than on particular authors. The completely updated edition of this groundbreaking text provides students with a clear literary perspective for understanding the foundations and contexts of literature, including the various genres of children's literature from picture to informational books. This Fifth Edition continues to be approachable and inviting with its clear and logical organization and its simple and direct prose. New To The Fifth Edition! bull; bull;New reorganization of chapters provides a better segue between Part I and II. bull;Completely re-written chapter (previously titled ";child development";) now includes broader issues of children's studies and how they impact the literature. bull;Significantly expanded history of children's literature including more titles and authors, provides a thorough and comprehensive background. What Reviewers Are Saying: ";I'm quite impressed with the way the author has succinctly discussed difficult ideas."; Professor Mike Cadden, Missouri Western State College ?";Students unfailingly react positively to Literature for Children: A Short Introduction. It has a consistency in presentation and writing style that makes it a very considerate text."; Professor Patricia Leek, University of Texas, Dallas About the Author: David L. Russell is a professor of languages and literature at Ferris State University in Michigan where he teaches children's literature. His publications include critical biographies of Scott O'Dell and Patricia MacLachlan as well as numerous scholarly articles. A former member of the Executive Board of the Children's Literature Association, he is currently book review editor for The Lion and the Unicorn.

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