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Literature for Children : A Short Introduction

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9780205410330

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0205410332
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Pub. Date:
1/1/2005
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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. 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.

Table of Contents

Preface to the Fifthe Edition xi
PART I THE CONTEXTS OF CHILDREN'S LITERATURE 1(96)
CHAPTER 1 The History of Children's Literature
3(23)
The Classical World
3(1)
The Middle Ages
4(1)
The Renaissance World
5(4)
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(7)
British Children's Literature
12(2)
Adventure or Boys' Stories
12(1)
Fantasy Stories
13(1)
Realistic Stories
13(1)
The United States
14(2)
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(1)
Between the Wars: 1920-1940
17(2)
From World War II to the Present
19(1)
Children's Literature from Around the World
20(2)
Summary
22(1)
Recommended Readings
23(3)
CHAPTER 2 The Study of Childhood
26(12)
The Discovery of Childhood
26(1)
Language Acquisition
27(1)
Modern Theories of Child Development
28(6)
Piaget's Cognitive Theory of Development
29(2)
Senson'motor Period
29(1)
Preoperational Period
30(1)
Period of Concrete Operations
30(1)
Period of Formal Operations
31(1)
Erikson's Psychosocial Development Theory
31(2)
Trust Versus Mistrust
31(1)
Autonomy Versus Doubt
31(1)
Initiative Versus Guilt
32(1)
Industry Versus Inferiority
32(1)
Identity Versus Role Confusion
32(1)
Kohlberg's Theory of the Development of Moral Judgment
33(5)
Preconventional Level
33(1)
Conventional Level
33(1)
Postconventional Level
33(1)
Children's Literature and Developmental Issues
34(2)
Works Cited
36(1)
Recommended Readings
36(2)
CHAPTER 3 The Study of Literature
38(17)
The Elements of Literature
38(7)
Characters
39(1)
Setting
40(1)
Narrative Point of View
40(2)
Internal Narrator
40(1)
External Omniscient Narrator
41(1)
External Subjective Narrator
41(1)
Plot
42(1)
Conflict
43(1)
Theme
43(1)
Style
44(1)
Words
44(1)
Sentences
44(1)
Exposition
44(1)
Dialogue
45(1)
Tone
45(2)
Humor in Literature
45(2)
Parody
47(1)
Condescending Tones
47(1)
Literary Criticism
47(6)
Formal Criticism
48(1)
Archetypal Criticism
48(1)
Historical Criticism
49(1)
Psychoanalytical Criticism
50(1)
Feminist Criticism
51(2)
Works Cited
53(1)
Recommended Readings
53(2)
CHAPTER 4 The Literature Experience
55(20)
Literature-Based Learning
55(10)
The Reader-Centered Approach to Literature
56(5)
Reading Aloud
58(1)
Storytelling
58(1)
Book Discussions
59(2)
Writing Experiences
61(4)
Webbing and Mapping
61(2)
Response Journals
63(1)
Book Reports: Variations on an Old Theme
63(1)
Creating Books
63(2)
Dramatic Responses to Literature
65(2)
Oral Interpretation
65(1)
Story Theater
65(1)
Reader's Theater
66(1)
Creative Dramatics
66(1)
Role-Playing
66(1)
Puppet Theater
66(1)
Artistic Responses to Literature
67(1)
The Graphic Arts
67(1)
The Plastic Arts
67(1)
Children's Literature and Film
68(2)
Children's Books and Censorship
70(3)
Works Cited
73(1)
Recommended Readings
73(2)
CHAPTER 5 Cultural and Social Diversity
75(22)
Cultural Diversity
76(7)
African Americans
77(1)
Native Americans
78(2)
Hispanic Americans
80(1)
Asian Americans
81(1)
Worldwide Cultures
82(1)
Social Diversity
83(4)
Gender Awareness
83(2)
Gender-Biased Language
83(1)
Gender Roles
83(1)
Gender Behavior
84(1)
Alternative Families and Lifestyles and Family Problems
85(1)
The Physically, Emotionally, and Intellectually Challenged
86(1)
Works Cited
87(1)
Recommended Readings
87(1)
Cultural Diversity in Children's Literature: A Selected Bibliography
88(9)
PART II THE KINDS OF CHILDREN'S LITERATURE 97(176)
CHAPTER 6 Books of Early Childhood
99(23)
Mother Goose Books
99(10)
Cognitive Development
101(1)
Aesthetic Development
101(1)
Social and Physical Development
102(1)
Choosing Mother Goose Books
102(1)
Illustrators of Mother Goose
103(6)
Wordless Picture Books
109(1)
Toy Books
110(1)
Alphabet Books
110(2)
Content of Alphabet Books
111(1)
Design of Alphabet Books
112(1)
Counting Books
112(2)
Content of Counting Books
113(1)
Design of Counting Books
113(1)
Concept Books
114(1)
Sharing Books with the Very Young
114(1)
Works Cited
115(1)
Recommended Readings
115(1)
Selected Bibliography of Books for the Very Young
116(6)
CHAPTER 7 Picture Storybooks
122(26)
Storytelling Elements
122(2)
The Conventions of Picture-Book Art
124(9)
Line
125(1)
Space
125(1)
Shape
125(3)
Color
128(3)
Texture
131(1)
Composition and Perspective
132(1)
Design and Meaning in Picture Books
133(3)
Rhythm and Movement
133(1)
Tension
134(1)
Page Layout
135(1)
Artistic Media
136(3)
Painterly Techniques
136(1)
Graphic Techniques
137(1)
Photography
138(1)
Composite Techniques
138(1)
Artistic Styles
139(3)
Realism
139(1)
Cartoon Art
139(1)
Expressionism
139(2)
Impressionism
141(1)
Surrealism
141(1)
Folk Art
141(1)
Appreciating the Picture Book
142(1)
Recommended Readings
142(1)
Selected Bibliography of Picture Storybooks
143(5)
CHAPTER 8 Folk Literature
148(28)
Definition of Folk Literature
148(2)
Types of Folk Literature
150(8)
Animal Tales
150(1)
Fables
150(1)
Marchen or Wonder Tales
150(2)
Pourquoi Tales
152(1)
Noodlehead Tales
152(1)
Cumulative Tales
152(1)
Tall Tales
153(1)
Ghost Stories
153(1)
Myths
153(4)
Classical Greek and Roman Myths
155(1)
Norse Myths
155(1)
Native American Myths
156(1)
African Myths
156(1)
Oriental Myths
157(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
159(1)
Plot
160(1)
Theme and Conflict
160(1)
Style
161(2)
Formula and Repetition
161(1)
Motifs and Imagery
161(1)
Magic
162(1)
Sublimation
162(1)
Issues in Folk Literature
163(4)
Violence
163(2)
Antifeminism
165(2)
Collectors, Retellers, and Adapters
167(2)
Works Cited
169(1)
Recommended Readings
169(1)
Selected Bibliography of Folk Literature, Myths, and Legends
170(6)
CHAPTER 9 Poetry
176(18)
Definition of Poetry
176(2)
The Kinds of Poetry
178(4)
Narrative Poetry
178(1)
Lyric Poetry
179(3)
Haiku
179(1)
Cinquain
179(1)
Sonnet
180(1)
Concrete Poetry
180(1)
Limerick
181(1)
Free Verse
181(1)
The Language of Poetry
182(4)
Imagery
182(2)
Literal Images
182(1)
Figurative Images
183(1)
Sound Patterns
184(11)
Rhythm
184(1)
Rhyme
185(1)
Sharing Poetry with Children
186(2)
Selecting Poems and Anthologies
188(1)
Recommended Readings
189(1)
Selected Bibliography of Poetry Books for Children
189(5)
CHAPTER 10 Fantasy
194(22)
Definition of Fantasy
194(1)
Types of Fantasy
195(9)
Animal Fantasy
196(2)
Toy Fantasy
198(1)
Magical Fantasy and Tall Tales
198(2)
Enchanted Journeys and Alternative Worlds
200(2)
Heroic or Quest Fantasy
202(1)
Supernatural and Time-Shift Fantasy
203(1)
Science Fiction and Space Fantasy
203(1)
Special Qualities of Fantasy
204(3)
Originality
205(1)
Believability
205(2)
Fantasy and the Imagination
207(1)
Works Cited
208(1)
Recommended Readings
209(1)
Selected Bibliography of Fantasy Fiction
210(6)
CHAPTER 11 Realistic Fiction: Contemporary and Historical
216(26)
Definition of Realistic Fiction
216(1)
Characteristics of Realistic Fiction
217(8)
The Coming-of-Age Theme
217(1)
Humor in Realistic Fiction
217(1)
New Realism
218(1)
Types of Contemporary Realism
219(6)
Family Stories
219(2)
Stories of Social Realism
221(1)
Adventure and Survival Stories
222(1)
Mystery or Detective Stories
222(1)
Animal Stories-Real or Romantic
223(1)
Sports Stories
224(1)
Historical Fiction
225(6)
Definition of Historical Fiction
225(1)
The Development of Historical Fiction
225(2)
The Requirements of Historical Fiction
227(3)
Recreating the Historical Period
227(2)
Unobtrusive History
229(1)
Credible Dialogue
229(1)
Sensitivity and Objectivity
230(1)
The Importance of Historical Fiction
230(1)
Works Cited
231(1)
Recommended Readings
231(1)
Selected Bibliography of Realistic Fiction
232(5)
Selected Bibliography of Historical Fiction
237(5)
CHAPTER 12 Biography and Information Books
242(31)
Biography
242(4)
Definition and Purpose
243(1)
Types of Biography
243(2)
Authentic Biography
244(1)
Fictionalized Biography
244(1)
Biographical Fiction
244(1)
Complete, Partial, and Collective Biographies
244(1)
Autobiography
245(1)
Information Books
246(7)
Definition and Purpose
246(1)
Types of Information Books
246(7)
History and Culture
246(3)
Science and Nature
249(2)
Humanities, Arts, and Leisure
251(1)
Human Development and Behavior
252(1)
The Characteristics of Good Information Writing
253(7)
Purpose and Audience
253(1)
Authenticity and Accuracy
253(3)
Balance and Objectivity
256(1)
Style and Tone
257(2)
Format and Organization
259(1)
The Importance of Biography and Information Books
260(1)
Works Cited
260(1)
Recommended Readings
261(1)
Selected Bibliography of Biographies and Autobiographies
262(4)
Selected Bibliography of Information Books
266(7)
APPENDIX Children's Book Awards 273(26)
American Book Awards
273(21)
The Newbery Medal
273(7)
The Caldecott Medal
280(6)
Boston Globe-Horn Book Awards
286(3)
The Mildred L. Batchelder Award
289(1)
The Laura Ingalls Wilder Award
290(1)
The Coretta Scott King Award
291(2)
The Scott O'Dell Award for Historical Fiction
293(1)
National Council of Teachers of English Award for Excellence in Poetry for Children
293(1)
The Phoenix Award
294(1)
International Awards
294(5)
The Hans Christian Andersen Award
294(1)
The Carnegie Medal
295(2)
The Kate Greenaway Medal
297(2)
Index 299


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