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Through the Eyes of a Child : An Introduction to Children's Literature,9780132202961
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Through the Eyes of a Child : An Introduction to Children's Literature

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Edition:
7th
ISBN13:

9780132202961

ISBN10:
0132202964
Format:
Hardcover
Pub. Date:
1/1/2007
Publisher(s):
Prentice Hall
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Summary

Through the Eyes of a Child: An Introduction to Childrenrs"s Literature continues to be a visually stunning, theoretically sound, comprehensive overview of childrenrs"s literature. It will prepare you to appreciate, evaluate, and share childrenrs"s literature by examining the most important elements of the literature and by addressing the interests and needs of its readers. No text better prepares you for evaluating, choosing, and sharing quality childrenrs"s literature than Through the Eyes of a Child. A full chapter, Chapter 3, is devoted to the discussion of evaluating and choosing literature for children. Evaluation Criteria boxes in every genre chapter outline exactly what you need to look for in quality literature. In-Depth Analysis features take you deep into an exemplary title to help you discover the elements that compose quality literature. The seventh edition of the text broadens its look at the literature that appeals to and nourishes children and adolescents. Every chapter looks at Young Adult Literature, examining the ways to intrigue and nurture young adult readers, to evaluate titles for this audience, and to integrate these quality titles into your teaching. The textrs"s long-known coverage of multicultural literature has been embedded into every chapter to help you integrate and appreciate these titles. Look for the Multicultural Literature logo to find specific coverage in every chapter. Because of the increased popularity and quality of nonfiction titles, coverage has been expanded to two chapters: Chapter 11rs"s Biographies and Chapter 12rs"s Informational Books. By incorporating media the 7 th edition gives you the tools to stay up to date, do research, and utilize technology to enrich your learning and teaching. A Database of Childrenrs"s Literature CD-ROM accompanies the text, providing you information on thousands of excellent titles worth sharing with children and adolescents. Technology Resource features throughout chapters help you make the most of the media available with the text, providing specific ideas for integrating the technology into teaching. A robust Companion Website containing lessons, online activities, self-assessment opportunities and valuable links to literature-related sites gives you the tools to enrich

Table of Contents

The Child Responds to Literature
The History of Children's Literature
Evaluating and Selecting Literature for Children
Artists and Their Illustrations
Picture Books
Traditional Literature
Modern Fantasy
Poetry
Contemporary Realistic Fiction
Historical Fiction
Multicultural Literature
Nonfiction: Biographies and Informational Books
Book Awards
Publishers and Their Addresses
References
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