Animals In Young Adult Fiction

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Author: Walter Hogan
Publisher: Scarecrow Press
ISBN: 081086942X
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Animals In Young Adult Fiction by Walter Hogan

Original Title: Animals In Young Adult Fiction

Of the many themes occurring in young adult literature, one that bears more extensive exploration is the adolescent-animal connection. Although substantial critical commentary has addressed children's animal stories and animals in adult fiction, very few studies have been devoted to adolescent-animal encounters. In Animals in Young Adult Fiction, Walter Hogan examines several hundred novels and stories to explore the ways in which animals are represented in these works. In additional to providing an historical survey, Hogan looks at both realistic fiction and speculative works, including fantasy, supernatural, horror, and science fiction. Hogan reviews stories that feature wild animal encounters, stories centered on relationships with horses, dogs, and other working and performing animals, and those featuring relationships with pets. Drawing upon established scholarship, this book examines human-animal relationships from multiple angles, making it an invaluable resource for librarians, teachers, and students of children's and young adult literature.

Supernatural Youth

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Author: Jes Battis
Publisher: Lexington Books
ISBN: 0739149792
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Supernatural Youth by Jes Battis

Original Title: Supernatural Youth

The goal of Supernatural Youth: The Rise of the Teen Hero in Literature and Popular Culture, edited by Jes Battis, is to analyze the ways in which young heroic protagonists are presented in popular literary and visual texts. Supernatural Youth is essential for educators who work in the fields of English, media studies, women's studies, LGBT studies, and sociology, as well as undergraduate students who are interested in popular culture.

Campbell S Scoop

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Author: Patty Campbell
Publisher: Scarecrow Press
ISBN: 9780810872943
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Campbell S Scoop by Patty Campbell

Original Title: Campbell S Scoop

At the request of her many fans, Patty Campbell, editor of the Scarecrow Studies in Young Adult Literature series, has selected some of her best essays, articles, columns, and speeches in Campbell's Scoop. These pieces define the boundaries between children's and adult literature and review the trends, censorship, problems, and glories of the genre. Other essays reflect on some concerns and interests of young adult literature as it has matured: the verse novel, ambivalent endings, violence, the sometimes dubious value of awards and honor lists, the graphic novel, and the difficulties of the genre's recent overwhelming success. A section titled "Inside ALA" looks at the author's many years of service to that organization with, among other pieces, a firsthand look at the Best Books committee at work and a report of her attempt to unite booksellers and librarians in common cause. Many of these selections show the idiosyncratic wit and passion that have made Campbell's column a favorite with Horn Book readers: an exploration of the meaning of the glut of YA novels with death as a theme or character; an indignant denunciation of the fictional abuse of animals; a snarky analysis of "chick lit;" and a technical review from the belly-dancing critic of a YA novel featuring that ancient art. On a more serious note, Campbell pleads for what she calls "Godsearch" in books for teens and pays tribute to her late friend Robert Cormier. Without question, the essays in Campbell's Scoop provide readers with the unique insights of an advocate who is passionate about young adult literature and its future.

The Bloomsbury Introduction To Children S And Young Adult Literature

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Author: Karen Coats
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1472575563
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The Bloomsbury Introduction To Children S And Young Adult Literature by Karen Coats

Original Title: The Bloomsbury Introduction To Children S And Young Adult Literature

From Maria Edgeworth, Dr Seuss and Lewis Carroll to Sherman Alexie, Sharon Flake, and Gene Luen Yang, this is a comprehensive introduction to studying the infinitely varied worlds of literature for children and young adults. Exploring a diverse range of writing, The Bloomsbury Introduction to Children's and Young Adult Literature includes: - Chapters covering key genres and forms from fiction, nonfiction, and poetry to picture books, graphic novels and fairy tales - A history of changing ideas of childhood and adolescence - Coverage of psychological, educational and literary theoretical approaches - Practical guidance on researching, reading and writing about children's and young adult literature - Explorations of children's and young adult film, TV and new media In addition, "Extending Your Study” sections at the end of each chapter provide advice on further reading, writing, discussion and online resources as well as case study responses from writers and teachers in the field. Accessibly written for both students new to the subject and experienced teachers, this is the most comprehensive single volume introduction to the study of writing for young people.

A Study Guide For Richard Adams S Watership Down

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Author: Gale, Cengage Learning
Publisher: Gale, Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1410336719
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A Study Guide For Richard Adams S Watership Down by Gale, Cengage Learning

Original Title: A Study Guide For Richard Adams S Watership Down

A Study Guide for Richard Adams's "Watership Down," excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Novels for Students.This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Novels for Students for all of your research needs.

Worlds So Strange And Diverse

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Author: Grzegorz Trębicki
Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
ISBN: 1443875260
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Worlds So Strange And Diverse by Grzegorz Trębicki

Original Title: Worlds So Strange And Diverse

This book represents an analysis of contemporary fantasy (non-mimetic) literature in all its richness and diversity, and offers a preliminary definition of the major fields of taxonomical interest, in addition to marking some of the unmapped territories of “fantastic” fiction. In its first part, the book presents an overview of all major previous theoretical discussions of the issue, particularly those by Tzvetan Todorov, Rosemary Jackson, Darko Suvin, Brian Attebery, Marek Oziewicz and Farah Mendlesohn. The second part of the book provides an interesting comprehensive taxonomy of its own, based on the notion of supragenological types of literature, first introduced by Andrzej Zgorzelski.

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