Fantasy Literature for Children and Young Adults
Scarecrow Press, Jan 1, 2003 - Literary Criticism - 170 pages
Fantasy Literature for Children and Young Adults will help teachers and students of literature develop their own understandings of this broad genre in order to evaluate and promote the joy of fantasy in their classrooms.
Assuming that readers have no special knowledge of fantasy literature but some previous exposure to the study of literature for children and young adults, this book focuses on texts that illustrate three particular types of fantasy literature: fairy/folktale; mixed fantasy (including travel, transformation, talking animals, and magic; and heroic-ethical. These discussions are then supported by examples of representative authors, critics, and theorists.
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