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An Introduction To Children's Literature (C Opus T Opus N) Paperback – 10 Jul 1997
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'A very welcome, succinct and enjoyable introduction.'Jane Doonan, The School Librarian, 42(4) November 1994
Children's literature is a remarkable area of writing and a growing area of study. Its characters - Pooh Bear, the Wizard of Oz, the Famous Five, Peter Rabbit - are part of most people's psyche and have strong links to basic myth and archetypes. They arouse strong feelings, as demonstrated by recent debates over political correctness. An Introduction to Children's Literature combines a history of writing for children with an assessment of its literary, sociological, and pedagogical roles. Fundamentally a history of British children's literature, Hunt identifies fantasy, nostalgia, nature images, a sense of place of territory, testing and incitation, and warmth and security as all key characteristics of children's literature.See all Product description
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20 May 2001
Having read Mr. Hunt's book as a part of a graduate course in Chldren's litteratur, I have found it to be a good introduction to the subject. The language of the book is accessible for a non-native speaker like myself, and one gets a good overview of the key developments in the genre through the last couple of centuries. Be aware that it has a British focus, and only discusses American litterature that have been important from a British perspective.