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Understanding Children's Literature: Key Essays from the Second Edition of the International Companion Encyclopedia of Children's Literature Paperback – 26 May 2005

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  • Paperback: 240 pages
  • Publisher: Routledge; 2 edition (26 May 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0415375460
  • ISBN-13: 978-0415375467
  • Product Dimensions: 24.4 x 17.6 x 1.3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 114,228 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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"The specialized material, introductory approach, and plenitful bibliography would make this an excellent text for a graduate course in children's literature. Approachable but noy jargon-laden, this volume could give students of nearly any critical preference a jump-start into their own research."-Bonnie Gaarden, edinboro university of Pennsylvannia, American Literature, March 2002 "The bibliographical utility and survey of the strengths and weaknesses of various critical approaches are sure to make this an influential text in the teaching of children's literature.."-Canadian Literature, Summer 2002 --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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Peter Hunt was the first specialist in Children's Literature to be appointed professor in a UK English Department; he has written or edited 16 books on the subject. In 2003 he won the International Brothers Grimm Award from the International Children's Literature Institute, Osaka, for outstanding services to world children's books studies.

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19 of 22 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 10 Oct. 2001
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Having attented many lectures given by Pr. Hunt, I soon found it necessary to read his Understanding Children's Literature. Rather than being restrictive and elitist, his edition of scholarly essays gives us a better understanding of a category of books which has, unfortunately, been too often neglected. Various chapters, all devoted to a better comprehension of Children's Literature in general, enable us to clearly see what is meant by Children's Literature. So to all those who wish to be able to read children's books from an aware point of view, Understanding Children's Literature is what you are looking for !!! Enjoy the reading.
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By Sandra Ratcliffe on 5 Aug. 2014
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JUst as product discription. Thanks
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"Understanding Children's Literature" was just what I was looking for to help me with my Children's Literature class. I recommend it to anyone involved in teaching children's literature.
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Unnecessarily Complicated 19 Feb. 2013
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This is not a soap box, so I'll try to get to the point quickly. I get that there are hidden agendas and meanings behind poetry, children's movies, and I guess even children's literature. There are biases from the author that kids will subconsciously pick up on. But this book was unnecessarily complicated. I literally could not understand the messages trying to be conveyed from any of the chapters. I can somewhat understand the hidden meanings behind children's literature if I care to read it for more than the surface story, but I could not understand this book trying to help me understand children's literature. Too much academic jargon and not enough getting to the point (something children's literature is good at!)
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