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Literature for Children: A Short Introduction
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Literature for Children: A Short Introduction (Paperback)

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This succinct yet comprehensive introduction to children's literature focuses on genres and concepts rather than on particular authors. This completely updated edition provides a clear, literary perspective for understanding the foundations and contexts of literature, including the various genres of children's literature, from picture to informational books.The Sixth Edition continues to be approachable and inviting with its clear and logical organization and its simple and direct prose. Arguing that teachers need to love literature, appreciate its beauty, explore its complexity, and enjoy its magic, the Sixth Edition stresses the need for teachers to first appreciate literature in order to later use it in the classroom. Well known for its booklists, this book focuses on the traditional genres of children's literature, and the discussions within the chapters are organized according to themes.

Essays & WritingLiterary CriticismChildren's literature studies: general Publisher: Pearson Education (US) Publication Date: 01/12/2007 ISBN-13: 9780205591930  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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David L. Russell is a professor of languages and literature in Michigan where he teacheschildren's literature and folk literature.He is the author of Patricia MacLachlan and ScottO'Dell, both published by Twayne, as well as Stuart Academic Drama: An Edition of ThreeUniversity Plays, published by Garland.Additionally, he has published numerous scholarlyarticles on children's literature and was a contributor to The Oxford Encyclopedia of Children'sLiterature, The Continuum Encyclopedia of Children's Literature, and The Cambridge Guide toChildren's Books in English. He is currently a book review editor for The Lion and the Unicorn.

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