By Maria Nikolajeva

As undergraduate and graduate classes in kid's literature develop into extra demonstrated and various, there's an severe want for a textbook that gives aesthetic instead of academic ways to kid's literature. This paintings fills that void through delivering scholars of kid's literature with a understandable and easy-to-use analytical instrument equipment, exhibiting via concrete demonstration how every one software could most sensible be used.

The chapters are geared up round normal and simply famous good points of literary texts (e.g. writer, style, character). Theoretical matters are illustrated by way of particular texts from the North American kid's literature canon. The ebook explores the actual aesthetics of kid's fiction and the methods severe idea might be utilized to kid's texts, whereas final obtainable to a school readership with out previous really good wisdom of literary idea. every one bankruptcy features a brief advent to a particular theoretical strategy (e.g. semiotics, feminist, psychoanalytic), an instance of its program to a literary textual content, a couple of actions (study questions, interpreting exercises), and proposals for additional explorations.

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