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Cross, Julie, 1966-
Humor in contemporary junior literature / Julie Cross
New York : Routledge, c2011
book jacket
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 4th Floor  PR888.C513 C76 2011    AVAILABLE
Subject(s) Humor in literature
Children's stories, English -- History and criticism
Children's stories, American -- History and criticism
English fiction -- 20th century -- History and criticism
American fiction -- 20th century -- History and criticism
Wit and humor -- Philosophy
Physical Description xvii, 246 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. 223-233) and index
Contents Introduction -- The tradition of humorous transgression in everyday-life fiction -- Superiority humor within fantasy: ingenuous anthropomorphized animal-child characters and ingenious child detectives -- "New wave nonsense" and the tradition of classic nonsense -- Gendered humor: clever girls and clever boys -- Funny and fearful: the comic gothic and incongruity -- Mr. Gum and the emergent paradigm
Series Children's literature and culture ; 73

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