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Published: 07 November 2011

152 Pages | 15 b/w halftones

4 3/8 x 6 3/4 inches

ISBN: 9780199560240

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Children's Literature: A Very Short Introduction

Kimberley Reynolds

Very Short Introductions

  • Considers how children's literature has helped to shape and direct ideas about culture, society and childhood
  • Looks at different types of children's literature from picture books and explicit young adult fiction to computer games and eBooks
  • Raises questions about the future of children's literature; what shape should it take?
  • Ideal starting point for anyone studying children's literature, or who is simply interested in understanding why it is so popular with students, and why adults are now reading children's books
  • Explores the crossover with adult fiction, considering how far negative depictions of the future for children may contribute to a lack of social vision
  • Part of the bestselling Very Short Introductions series - millions of copies sold worldwide

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