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Literature for Children : A Short Introduction,9780801330865

Literature for Children : A Short Introduction

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Pub. Date:
1/1/2001
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Allyn & Bacon
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Summary

This succinct yet comprehensive introduction to children's literature focuses on genres and concepts rather than on particular authors. From a literary perspective, this engaging title explores the foundations and contexts of literature, including the various genres of children's literature from picture to informational books.

Author Biography

David L. Russell is professor of languages and literature at Ferris State University

Table of Contents

Preface xv
PART I The Contexts of Children's Literature 1(92)
The History of Children's Literature
3(22)
The Classical World
3(1)
The Middle Ages
4(1)
The European Renaissance
5(4)
Technological and Social Changes
5(2)
Puritanism
7(1)
John Locke and Educational Philosophy
7(1)
Bunyan, Defoe, and Swift
7(2)
The Eighteenth and Early Nineteenth Centuries
9(1)
John Newbery and Children's Book Publishing
9(1)
Rousseau and the Moral Tale
9(1)
The Rise of the Folktales
10(1)
The Victorians: The Golden Age
10(4)
British Children's Literature
12(1)
Adventure or Boys' Stories
12(1)
Fantasy Stories
12(2)
Realistic Stories
14(1)
The United States
14(4)
Adventure or Boys' Stories
14(1)
Domestic or Girls' Stories
15(1)
Fantasy Stories
15(1)
Children's Book Illustration in the Golden Age
16(1)
Popular Literature--Great Britain and America
16(2)
Between the Wars: 1920-1940
18(1)
From World War II to the Present: A Second Golden Age?
19(1)
Children's Literature from Around the World
20(2)
Summary
22(1)
Recommended Readings
23(2)
Child Development and Literature
25(10)
Language Acquisition
25(1)
Modern Theories of Child Development
26(6)
Piaget's Cognitive Theory of Development
27(1)
Sensorimotor Period
27(1)
Preoperational Period
28(1)
Period of Concrete Operations
28(1)
Period of Formal Operations
29(1)
Erikson's Psychosocial Development Theory
29(1)
Trust versus Mistrust
29(1)
Autonomy Versus Doubt
29(1)
Initiative Versus Guilt
30(1)
Industry Versus Inferiority
30(1)
Identity Versus Role Confusion
30(1)
Kohlberg's Theory of the Development of Moral judgment
31(1)
The Preconventional Level
31(1)
The Conventional Level
31(1)
The Postconventional Level
31(1)
The Uses of Developmental Psychology
32(1)
Works Cited
33(1)
Recommended Readings
33(2)
Cultural and Social Diversity
35(22)
Cultural Diversity
35(8)
African Americans
37(1)
Native Americans
38(2)
Hispanic Americans
40(1)
Asian Americans
41(1)
Worldwide Cultures
42(1)
Social Diversity
43(5)
Gender Awareness
43(1)
Gender-Biased Language
44(1)
Gender Roles
44(1)
Gender Behavior
44(1)
Alternative Families and Lifestyles and Family Problems
45(1)
The Physically, Emotionally, and Intellectually Challenged
46(1)
Other Issues
47(1)
Works Cited
48(1)
Recommended Readings
48(1)
A Selected Bibliography of Culturally Diverse Children's Books
49(8)
The Study of Literature
57(18)
The Elements of Literature
57(9)
Characters
57(1)
Setting
58(1)
Point of view
59(1)
Plot
60(1)
Conflict
61(1)
Theme
61(1)
Style
62(1)
Exposition
62(1)
Dialogue
62(1)
Vocabulary
62(1)
Imagery
63(1)
Sentences
63(1)
Tone
64(1)
Humor in Literature
64(1)
Condescending Tones
65(1)
Literary Criticism
66(6)
Formalist and New Criticism
66(1)
Archetypal Criticism
67(1)
Historical Criticism
68(1)
Psychoanalytical Criticism
69(1)
Feminist Criticism
70(1)
Reader Response Criticism
71(1)
Works Cited
72(1)
Recommended Readings
73(2)
Responding to Literature
75(18)
Literature-Based Learning
75(12)
The Reader-Centered Approach to Literature
76(1)
Reading Aloud
77(1)
Storytelling
77(1)
Book Discussions
78(2)
Writing Experiences
80(1)
Webbing and Mapping
80(1)
Response Journals
81(1)
Book Reports: variations on an Old Theme
82(1)
Creating Books
83(1)
Dramatic Responses to Literature
84(1)
Oral Interpretation
84(1)
Story Theater
84(1)
Reader's Theater
84(1)
Creative Dramatics
85(1)
Role-Playing
85(1)
Puppet Theater
85(1)
Artistic Responses to Literature
86(1)
The Graphic Arts
86(1)
The Plastic Arts
86(1)
Children's Literature and Film
87(2)
Children's Books and the Censor
89(2)
Works Cited
91(1)
Recommended Readings
91(2)
PART II The Kinds of Children's Literature 93(169)
Books of Early Childhood
95(27)
Mother Goose Books
95(12)
Cognitive Development
97(1)
Aesthetic Development
97(1)
Social and Physical Development
98(1)
Choosing Mother Goose Books
98(1)
Illustrators of Mother Goose
99(8)
Wordless Picture Books
107(1)
Toy Books
107(1)
Alphabet Books
108(4)
Content of Alphabet Books
110(1)
Design of Alphabet Books
111(1)
Counting Books
112(1)
Content of Counting Books
112(1)
Design of Counting Books
112(1)
Concept Books
112(2)
Easy-to-Read Books
114(1)
Works Cited
114(1)
Recommended Readings
114(1)
A Selected Bibliography of Books for the Very Young
115(7)
Picture Storybooks
122(26)
Storytelling Elements
122(2)
The Conventions of Picture Book Art
124(9)
Line
126(1)
Space
126(1)
Shape
126(1)
Color
127(2)
Texture
129(2)
Composition and Perspective
131(2)
Design and Meaning in Picture Books
133(3)
Rhythm and Movement
133(1)
Tension
134(1)
Page Layout
134(2)
Artistic Media
136(2)
Painterly Techniques
136(1)
Graphic Techniques
137(1)
Photography
138(1)
Composite Techniques
138(1)
Artistic Styles
138(3)
Realism
138(1)
Cartoon Art
138(1)
Expressionism
138(1)
Impressionism
138(2)
Surrealism
140(1)
Folk Art
141(1)
Appreciating the Picture Book
141(1)
Recommended Readings
141(1)
Selected Bibliography of Picture Storybooks
142(6)
Folk Literature
148(26)
Definition of Folk Literature
148(1)
Origin and Purposes of Folk Literature
149(1)
Types of Folk Literature
150(8)
Animal Tales
150(1)
Fables
150(1)
Marchen, or Wonder Tales
151(2)
Pourquoi Tales
153(1)
Noodlehead Tales
153(1)
Cumulative Tales
153(1)
Tall Tales
154(1)
Ghost Stories
154(1)
Myths
154(1)
Classical Greek and Roman Myths
155(1)
Norse Myths
155(1)
Native American Myths
156(1)
African Myths
156(1)
Oriental Myths
156(1)
Epics and Heroic Legends
157(1)
Saints' Lives and Local Legends
157(1)
The Literary Fairy Tale
158(1)
Folktale Conventions
158(5)
Setting
158(1)
Character
158(1)
Plot
159(1)
Theme and Conflict
159(2)
Style
161(1)
Formula and Repetition
161(1)
Motifs and Imagery
161(2)
Magic
163(1)
Issues in Folk Literature
163(3)
Violence
163(1)
Antifeminism
164(2)
Collectors, Retellers, and Adapters
166(2)
Works Cited
168(1)
Recommended Readings
168(1)
Selected Bibliography of Folk Literature, Myths, and Legends
169(5)
Poetry
174(16)
Definition of Poetry
174(1)
The Kinds of Poetry
174(5)
Narrative Poetry
175(1)
Lyric Poetry
175(1)
Haiku
176(1)
Cinquain
176(1)
Sonnet
176(1)
Concrete Poetry
177(1)
Limerick
178(1)
Free Verse
178(1)
The Language of Poetry
179(4)
Imagery
179(1)
Direct Images
179(1)
Indirect Images
180(1)
Sound Patterns
181(1)
Rhythm
181(1)
Rhyme
181(2)
Sharing Poetry with Children
183(1)
Selecting Poems and Anthologies
184(1)
Recommended Readings
185(1)
Selected Bibliography of Poetry Books for Children
186(4)
Fantasy
190(19)
Definition of Fantasy
190(1)
Types of Fantasy
191(8)
Animal Fantasy
192(1)
Toy Fantasy
193(1)
Eccentric Characters and Tall Tales
194(1)
Enchanted Journeys and Magical Lands
195(2)
Heroic or Quest Fantasy
197(1)
Supernatural and Time Fantasy
198(1)
Science Fiction and Space Fantasy
198(1)
Special Qualities of Fantasy
199(2)
Originality
200(1)
Believability
200(1)
Fantasy and the Imagination
201(1)
Works Cited
202(1)
Recommended Readings
202(1)
Selected Bibliography of Fantasy Fiction
203(6)
Realistic and Historical Fiction
209(25)
Definition of Realistic and Historical Fiction
209(1)
Realistic Fiction
209(10)
Types of Realistic Fiction
209(1)
Domestic and Family Stories
210(3)
Social Realism and New Realism
213(2)
Adventure and Survival Stories
215(1)
Mystery or Detective Stories
216(1)
Animal Stories--Real or Romantic
216(1)
Sports Stories
217(1)
Issues in Realistic Fiction
218(1)
Historical Fiction
219(5)
Definition of Historical Fiction
219(1)
The Development of Historical Fiction
219(2)
Issues of Historical Fiction
221(1)
Recreating the Historical Period
221(1)
Unobtrusive History
222(1)
Credible Dialogue
222(1)
Sensitivity and Objectivity
223(1)
The Rewards of Historical Realism
224(1)
Works Cited
224(1)
Recommended Readings
224(1)
Selected Bibliography of Realistic Fiction
225(5)
Selected Bibliography of Historical Fiction
230(4)
Biography and Informational Books
234(28)
Biography
234(4)
Definition and Purpose
235(1)
Types of Biography
235(1)
Authentic Biography
235(1)
Fictionalized Biography
235(1)
Biographical Fiction
236(1)
Complete, Partial, and Collective Biographies
236(1)
Autobiography
237(1)
Informational Books
238(6)
Definition and Purpose
238(1)
Types of Informational Books
238(1)
History and Culture
238(3)
Science and Nature
241(1)
Fine Arts and Entertainment
242(1)
Human Development and Behavior
243(1)
Characteristics of Go9d Informational Writing
244(5)
Purpose and Audience
244(1)
Authenticity and Accuracy
245(1)
Balance and Objectivity
245(2)
Style
247(1)
Format and Organization
248(1)
The Importance of Biography and Informational Books
249(1)
Works Cited
249(1)
Recommended Readings
250(1)
Selected Bibliography of Biographies and Autobiographies
251(4)
Selected Bibliography of Informational Books
255(7)
Appendix Children's Book Awards 262(30)
American Book Awards
262(21)
The Newbery Medal
262(8)
The Caldecott Medal
270(6)
The Boston Globe-Horn Book Award
276(2)
The Mildred L. Batchelder Award
278(2)
The Laura Ingalls Wilder Award
280(1)
The Coretta Scott King Award
280(2)
The Scott O'Dell Award for Historical Fiction
282(1)
National Council of Teachers of English Award for Excellence in Poetry for Children
283(1)
The Phoenix Award
283(1)
International Awards
283(9)
The Hans Christian Andersen Award
283(1)
The Kate Greenaway Medal
284(2)
The Carnegie Medal
286(2)
The Canadian Library Award
288(2)
Amelia Frances Howard-Gibbon Medal
290(2)
Index 292


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