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The Continuum Encyclopedia of Young Adult Literature Hardcover – 1 Oct 2005


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"This welcome encyclopedia is for anyone with a serious interest in the unique and lasting impact YA literature has made and continues to make." Judy Blume

The publication of this first-ever encyclopedia of young adult literature provides not only an indispensable and comprehensive companion to the genre but also offers compelling evidence that YA has, at last, come of age as a literary form deserving of study and critical examination. Bravo! Michael Cart

."..this work covers young adult literature as distinct from children's literature, making it essential for libraries with patrons having an interest in this subject. The Continuum Encyclopedia of Young Adult Literature "is recommended for academic libraries supporting teacher preparation and library sciences programs."--Sanford Lakoff

" In total, thereare 800 A-to-Z articles (written by some 200 contributors), ranging inlength from half a column to ten pages. Featured are author entries on thelikes of Judy Blume, Robert Cormier, Ernesto Bethancourt, Stephen King, Dean Koontz, C.S. Lewis, and J.K. Rowling (though, surprisingly, V.C. Andrews has been omitted) and topical entries ranging from "Harry Potter: Not Just for Kids Anymore" and "Harry Potter Poem/Story" to "The Graphic Novel," "Recent Trends in YA Literature," and "Review Journals." Accurate and well written, these entries are impressive in quality as well as range.Bottom Line: Reading like a combination of NYPL's Books for the Teen Age and snippets from a basic YA textbook for MSLstudents covering topics and concerns of interest to YA specialists, this unique resource makes for a solid addition to academic libraries supporting YA literature courses or teacher education programs." -Laurie Selwyn, Grayson Cty. Law Lib., Sherman, TX--Sanford Lakoff "Library Journal "

"While this title will be useful as a desk reference for the young adult librarian, the comprehensive coverage of topics and people makes it equally appropriate for the serious student of YA literature." Booklist, January 1, 2006" "--Sanford Lakoff "Booklist "

"This volume contains over 650 entries on authors and themes, and will be most useful for the variety of authors not well covered elsewhere. This volume will be valuable because no other work attempts such a wide coverage of young adult literature. Recommended." -CHOICE, July 2006" "

Mentioned in Today's Books "Book Register" (Abstract and Index), June 2006--Sanford Lakoff

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BERNICE E. CULLINAN is past president of the International Reading Association and author or editor of over 30 books including co-author of Literature and the Child (fifth edition), as well as co-editor of The Continuum Encyclopedia of Children's Literature, published in 2001, with a trade edition issued in 2003. She lives in New York City. BONNIE L. KUNZEL is co-author of First Contact: A Reader's Selection of Science Fiction and Fantasy, the Youth Services Consultant for the New Jersey State Library, and past president of the Young Adult Library Services Association, a division of the American Library Association. She lives in Somerset, NJ. DEBORAH A. WOOTEN earned her doctorate at New York University, has published with School Library Journal, and is a Professor at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Deborah Wooten earned her doctorate at New York University, has published with School Library Journal, and is Professor at the University of Tennessee.


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