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Children's literature : classic texts and contemporary trends / edited by Heather Montgomery and Nicola J. Watson
Houndmills ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan ; Milton Keynes : In association with the Open University, c2009
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 4th Floor  PN1009.A1 C51385 2009    AVAILABLE
Subject(s) Children's literature -- History and criticism
Young adult literature -- History and criticism
Children -- Books and reading
Physical Description xv, 408 p., [16] p. of plates : ill. (some col.) ; 24 cm
Note "This Reader, along with the companion volume Children's Literature: Approaches and Territories, form part of the Open University course Children's Literature (EA300). This is a level 3 undergraduate course and forms part of the Open University BA Humanities, the BA Literature (and BA Humanities with Literature), BA English Language and Literature, and the BA Childhood and Youth Studies."
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents pt. 1. 1. Classic texts. Louisa May Alcott, Little women (1868-9): Introduction / Nicola J. Watson -- Little women: Alcott's Civil War / Judith Fetterley -- 'Wake up and be a man': Little Women, Laurie, and the ethic of submission / Ken Parille -- Louisa May Alcott and the rise of gender-specific series books / Sarah A. Wadsworth -- 2. Robert Louis Stevenson, Treasure Island (1881-2; 1883): Introduction / Sara Haslam -- My first book: 'Treasure Island' / Robert Louis Stevenson -- Slaves to adventure: the pure story of Treasure Island / Diana Loxley -- Treasure Island and the romance of the British civil service / Christopher Parkes -- 3. Beatrix Potter, The tale of Peter Rabbit (1902): Introduction / Sharon Goodman -- Petter Rabbit: Potter's story / Margaret Mackey -- Aesop in the shadows / Peter Hollindale -- Perspective and point of view in The tales of Peter Rabbit / Carole Scott -- 4. Two classic poetry collections: Robert Louis Stevenson, A child's garden of verses (1885) and A.A. Milne, When we were very young (1924): Introduction / Nicola J. Watson -- The contexts of A child's garden of verses / Michael Rosen -- A.A. Milne: When we were very young / Jackie Wulschl├Ąger -- 5. J.M. Barrie, Peter Pan (1904): Introduction / Nicola J. Watson -- Peter Pan and the spectacle of the child / Jacqueline Rose -- A hundred years of Peter Pan / Peter Hollindale -- Peter Pan and the pantomime tradition / Donna R. White and C. Anita Tarr -- 6. Arthur Ransome, Swallows and Amazons (1930): Introduction / Sara Haslam -- The Lake District novels / Peter Hunt -- Arthur Ransome and problems of literary assessment / Nicholas Tucker -- Peter Pan, Wild Cat Island, and the lure of the real / Anna Bogen -- 7. Philippa Pearce, Tom's midnight garden (1958): Introduction / Heather Montgomery -- Loneliness, dreaming, and discovery: Tom's midnight garden / Margaret Rustin and Michael Rustin -- Midnight gardens, Magic wells / Maria Nikolajeva -- Tom's midnight garden / Roni Natov -- 8. Mildred Taylor, Roll of thunder, hear my cry (1976): Introduction / Janet Maybin -- A search for law and justice in a racist society / Hamida Bosmajian -- Child agency in Roll of thunder, hear my cry / Kelly McDowell -- The role of education in Mildred D. Taylor's Roll of thunder / Cicely Denean Cobb -- 9. Philip Pullman, Northern lights (1995): Introduction / Heather Montgomery -- Dust as metaphor in Philip Pullman / Anne-Marie Bird -- Obedience, disobedience, and storytelling in C.S. Lewis and Philip Pullman / Naomi Wood -- Intertextuality / Claire Squires -- 10. J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the philosopher's stone (1997): Introduction / Nicola J. Watson -- The phenomenon of Harry Potter, or Why all the talk? / Jack Zipes -- The unthinkingness of Harry Potter / Suman Gupta -- Harry Potter and the reinvention of the past / Andrew Blake -- pt. 2. Contemporary trends 11. Fiction for adolescents: Melvin Burgess, Junk (1996): Introduction / Ann Hewings and Nicola J. Watson -- Sympathy for the devil / Melvin Burgess -- 'And it's so real': versions of reality in Melvin Burgess's Junk / John Stephens -- 12. Radical agendas: Beverley Naidoo, The other side of truth (2000): Introduction / Ann Hewings and Nicola J. Watson -- A writer's journey: retracing The other side of truth / Beverley Naidoo -- What is The other side of truth? / Jana Giles -- 13. Past worlds: Jamila Gavin, Coram Boy (2000): Introduction / Ann Hewings and Nicola J. Watson -- New historical fiction for children / Christopher Ringrose -- Coram boy as history / Jamila Gavin -- 14. Future worlds: Philip Reeve, Mortal engines (2001): Introduction / Ann Hewings and Nicola J. Watson -- Carnivalizing the future: Mortal engines / Kay Sambell -- Traction cities, postmodernisms, and coming of age: Mortal engines / Janis Dawson -- Further reading for part 2
Alternate Author Montgomery, Heather (Heather Kate)
Watson, Nicola J., 1958-

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