How Picturebooks Work

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Psychology Press, 2001 - Literary Criticism - 293 pages
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In How Picturebooks Work, Maria Nikolajeva and Carole Scott explore the dynamic relationship between word and image in children's literature. They treat picturebooks as a specific medium or genre in literature and culture, one that prepares children for other media of communication. As such, the authors develop specific theories, terminology, and working tools for discussing the picturebook form.
 

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Awesome, awesome book. I got a lot out of it. I'd been looking for a long time for a comprehensive work which would help me to understand why I admire some picturebooks and why others fall flat. This does it for me. Read full review

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Contents

Introduction
1
Whose Book Is It?
29
Setting
61
Characterization
81
Narrative Perspective
117
Time and Movement
139
Mimesis and Modality
173
Figurative Language Metafiction and Intertext
211
CHAPTERS Picturebook Paratexts
241
Bibliography
259
Index of Names
281
Subject Index
291
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About the author (2001)

Maria Nikolajeva is Associate Professor in Comparative Literature at both Stockholm University and Abo Academy University.