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Telling Children's Stories: Narrative Theory and Children's Literature (Frontiers of Narrative) [Kindle Edition]

Michael Cadden

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"["Telling Children's Stories"] is a welcome and accomplished contribution to children's literature studies, and I am confident that I will return often to many of these fine essays."--Richard Flynn, "Children's Literature Association Quarterly "--Richard Flynn "Children's Literature Association Quarterly "

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The most accessible approach yet to children’s literature and narrative theory, Telling Children’s Stories is a comprehensive collection of never-before-published essays by an international slate of scholars that offers a broad yet in-depth assessment of narrative strategies unique to children’s literature.
 
The volume is divided into four interrelated sections: “Genre Templates and Transformations,” “Approaches to the Picture Book,” “Narrators and Implied Readers,” and “Narrative Time.” Mike Cadden’s introduction considers the links between the various essays and topics, as well as their connections with such issues as metafiction, narrative ethics, focalization, and plotting. Ranging in focus from picture books to novels such as To Kill a Mockingbird, from detective fiction for children to historical tales, from new works such as the Lemony Snicket series to classics like Tom’s Midnight Garden, these essays explore notions of montage and metaphor, perspective and subjectivity, identification and time. Together, they comprise a resource that will interest and instruct scholars of narrative theory and children’s literature, and that will become critically important to the understanding and development of both fields.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 3155 KB
  • Print Length: 344 pages
  • Publisher: University of Nebraska Press (1 Jan 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0053Y6C0K
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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4.0 out of 5 stars Not quite what I was looking for 8 Aug 2011
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Judging by the title I thought this book would concentrate on the art of and theories about oral storytelling.
It doesn't but instead offers a series of interesting, articulated essays on different types of narrative theory, narrators' and narratees' point-of-view--always interesting to peruse.
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