Literature for Children: A Short Introduction, 8/e is a concise, accessible, text that provides a solid understanding of the foundations of children's literature across its various genres from picture books to folk literature. In his usual engaging style, popular author David Russell stresses that students need to first appreciate literature in ...
Literature for Children: A Short Introduction, 8/e is a concise, accessible, text that provides a solid understanding of the foundations of children's literature across its various genres from picture books to folk literature. In his usual engaging style, popular author David Russell stresses that students need to first appreciate literature in order to later use and teach it effectively in their own classrooms. The text's user-friendly format includes a wealth of real examples from literature, and its concise presentation allows students to spend more time reading actual children's books. Substantially updated to bring the text and its resource lists in line with today's most current scholarship, the Eighth Edition includes a list of the winners of the Orbis Picture Awards for children's nonfiction, annotated recommended booklists, and discussions of important topics such as the Common Core curriculum, using technology in the classroom, teaching folktales, twenty-five uses of poetry, and critical approaches to literature that demonstrate a variety of ways of reading children's books.
Fine. Longman Sc & Tech 1994 2nd Edition Editorial ReviewsProduct DescriptionThis succinct yet comprehensive introduction to children's literature focuses on genres and concepts rather than on particular authors. This text is unique from others on the market because it is flexible for use in both English and Education departments. It focuses on the traditional genres of children's literature, and the discussions within the chapters are organized according to themes. Children's Literature. From the Back CoverThis 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! New reorganization of chapters provides a better segue between Part I and II. Completely re-written chapter (previously titled "child development") now includes broader issues of children's studies and how they impact the literature. 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 review editor for The Lion and the Unicorn.
Good. Ex-Libris. 8vo-over 7¾"-9¾" tall. Written to supplement the actual reading of children's primary source material, Literature for Children. This is an accessible and concise introduction to children's literature. Wraps are lightly scuffed. Previous owner name on fep. Some text underlining and marginalia, dampstain on lower edge of half the sheets.
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