Pleasures of Children's Literature

ISBN-10: 0801332486

ISBN-13: 9780801332487

Edition: 3rd 2003 (Revised)

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Book details

List price: $114.00
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Incorporated
Publication date: 6/19/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 338
Size: 7.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.386
Language: English

Introduction
How to Read this Book
Studying Literature: Some Basic Assumptions Opinion and Dialogue
Writing About What You Read
How to Read Children's Literature
Seeing Beyond an Adult Perspective
The Implied Reader
Children's Literature and Adult Literature: Differences and Similarities
The Pleasures of Literature
Teaching Children Literature
Focusing on Literary Strategies
Can Pleasure Be Taught? What Not to Teach
What to Teach
Teaching Literary Strategies
Strategies for Reading a Literary Text
Schemata and Reading
Gaps in Texts
Filling in the Gaps: Strategies for Building Consistency
Culture, Ideology, and Children'S Literature
Common Assumptions About Childhood
Children in Ideology
Childhood in History
Childhood Now
Some Common Assumptions
Assumptions as Ideology
Why the Assumptions Might Be True
Why the Assumptions Can't Be the Whole Truth
But They're Sometimes True Anyway
The Assumptions and Power: Why Do We Have Them? Beyond the Child as Other
But Are Children Different After All? Childhood Reading and Censorship
Children's Literature in the Marketplace
Children's Choices: The Freedom to Be Unique? The Field of Children's Literature
The Producers of Children's Literature
Who Sells Books for Children? Who Buys Books for Children? Fewer Books
The Strange Case of Harry Potter
The World of Children's Culture
Unavoidable Teaching
Nonfiction: Is It Nonfictional? The World of Children's Toys and Games
The World of Children's TV
The World of Children's Movies Toys, TV, Movies: A Repertoire For Life and Literature
Freeing Children from Culture?
Literature and Ideology
History and Culture
Reading Against a Text
Surfacing Political Assumptions
Surfacing Assumptions About Gender
Multiculturalism: Surfacing Assumptions About Race and Ethnicity
Surfacing Assumptions About Individuality
Children'S Literature and the Literary Repertoire
Children's Literature as Repertoire
Intertextuality
Texts as Contexts for Each Other
Children's Literature as a Genre
Characteristics of the Genre
The Genre Today
Genre and Formula
The Repertoire of Theory
Reading in the Context of Theory
Reader-Response Theories
Psychoanalytic Theories
Archetypal Theories
Structuralist Theories
Ideological Theories
Cultural Studies
Values and Canons
Kinds of Children'S Literature
Poetry
Poetry for Children? The Pleasures of Sound and Image
Experiencing Poetry
Children's Poetry: The Making of Anthologies
Why Many People Don't Like Poetry—And What to Do About It
Picture Books
The Visual Imagination and Pictorial Comprehension
The Pleasures of Picture Books
How Pictures Provide Information About Stories
Storytelling in Words and Pictures
Picture Books as Puzzles
Picture Books for Older Children
Fairy Tales and Myths
A Common Repertoire
The History of Fairy Tales
Oral Tales from Written Versions: Variant Versions
Cultural Values
Which Versions Should Children Read? Characteristics of Fairy Tales
Literary Fairy Tales
Myths
Afterword
Continuing The Dialogue
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