Children's Literature (Very Short Introductions) (Paperback)

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This Very Short Introduction provides a lively and comprehensive discussion of children's literature--what it is, why it is interesting, how it contributes to culture, and how it is studied as literature. Reynolds provides a general overview of the history of the subject as it has developed in English, at the same time introducing key debates, developments, and figures in the field. Reynolds demonstrates how writing for children--whether on page or screen--has helped in shaping ideas about culture, society and childhood. She also raises questions about the future of children's literature generally and discusses the shape that it might take.

About the Author

Kimberley Reynolds is Professor of Children's Literature at Newcastle University and a past president of the International Research Society for Children's Literature.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780199560240
ISBN-10: 0199560242
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Publication Date: November 7th, 2011
Pages: 152
Language: English
Series: Very Short Introductions