Understanding Children's Literature by Peter Hunt
Look inside with Google Book Preview
Understanding Children's Literature
By Peter Hunt

Understanding Children's Literature

The International Companion Encyclopedia of Children's Literature 2nd Revised edition

Edited by See other recent books by Peter Hunt
Format: Hardback

Normal Price: $165.00
Your Price: $148.50 AUD, inc. GST
Shipping: $7.95 per order
You Save: $16.50! (10% off normal price)
Plus...earn $7.43 in Boomerang Bucks
Availability: Available Available, ships in 7-10 days



Understanding Children's Literature by Peter Hunt

Book Description

Edited by Peter Hunt, a leading figure in the field, this book introduces the study of children's literature, addressing theoretical questions as well as the most relevant critical approaches to the discipline. The fourteen chapters draw on insights from academic disciplines ranging from cultural and literary studies to education and psychology, and include an essay on what writers for children think about their craft. The result is a fascinating array of perspectives on key topics in children's literature as well as an introduction to such diverse concerns as literacy, ideology, stylistics, feminism, history, culture and bibliotherapy. An extensive general bibliography is complemented by lists of further reading for each chapter and a glossary defines critical and technical terms, making the book accessible for those coming to the field or to a particular approach for the first time. In this second edition there are four entirely new chapters; contributors have revisited and revised or rewritten seven of the chapters to reflect new thinking, while the remaining three are classic essays, widely acknowledged to be definitive. Understanding Children's Literature will not only be an invaluable guide for students of literature or education, but it will also inform and enrich the practice of teachers and librarians.

Buy Understanding Children's Literature book by Peter Hunt from Australia's Online Bookstore, Boomerang Books.


Book Details

ISBN: 9780415375474
ISBN-10: 0415375479
Format: Hardback
(254mm x 178mm x 14mm)
Pages: 240
Imprint: Routledge
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 14-Jun-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

Other Editions...


Books By Author Peter Hunt

J.R.R. Tolkien by Peter Hunt J.R.R. Tolkien, Hardback (October 2013)

This edited collection of brand new essays examines The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings in the light of children's literature theory and approaches. Exploring issues such as gender, language, narrative, and ecocriticism, the volume also places Tolkien's most popular works in the context of a range of visual media including the film adaptations.

Secret Garden by Peter Hunt Secret Garden, Paperback (March 2011)

An unhappy orphaned girl is transformed by the redeeming power of nature into an unselfish child who transforms the lives of others in Burnett's classic children's story. This edition explores the relationship between the book and other literary genres and historical influences, and includes the companion-piece, 'My Robin'.

Treasure Island by Peter Hunt Treasure Island, Paperback (January 2011)

Stevenson's classic tale of buccaneers, a treasure map, and a hunt for buried gold introduced the character of Long John Silver and brought moral ambiguity into children's books. This new edition celebrates the ultimate book of pirates and examines its innovations and unrivalled place in literary history.

» View all books by Peter Hunt

Reviews

» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Understanding Children's Literature book by Peter Hunt and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a member - it's free to sign up!)

Write a book review


Boomerang Bucks close

For every $20 you spend on books, you will receive $1 in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars. You can use your Boomerang Bucks as a credit towards a future purchase from Boomerang Books. Note that you must be a Member (free to sign up) and that conditions do apply.

Recent books by Peter Hunt close
International Companion Encyclopedia of Children's Literature by Peter Hunt
J.R.R. Tolkien by Peter Hunt
J.R.R. Tolkien by Peter Hunt
Secret Garden by Peter Hunt
Treasure Island by Peter Hunt
Wind in the Willows by Peter Hunt
War and Peace in Demosthenes' Athens by Peter Hunt
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass by Peter Hunt
Understanding Children's Literature by Peter Hunt
Jersey by Peter Hunt
Slaves, Warfare, and Ideology in the Greek Historians by Peter Hunt
Children's Literature by Peter Hunt
Children's Literature by Peter Hunt
Children's Literature by Peter Hunt
Best of Shakespeare by Peter Hunt
Slaves, Warfare, and Ideology in the Greek Historians by Peter Hunt
Introduction to Children's Literature by Peter Hunt
Literature for Children by Peter Hunt
Literature for Children by Peter Hunt
»
BoomerangBooks.com.au close