Presenting Young Adult Fantasy Fiction
Presenting Young Adult Fantasy Fiction is the product of young adult librarian, critic, and editor Cathi Dunn MacRae's six-year working relationship with a group of teen readers called the Fantasy Fanatics. No other literary study features teen choices and opinions so prominently, actually quoting young people's evaluations of hundreds of books and authors.
Opening with a fascinating array of definitions by writers, critics, and teenagers, MacRae organizes this elusive genre into manageable categories. Each chapter traces the development of one subgenre, featuring a detailed biographical critique of a contemporary American fantasist within that category.
Librarians, educators, and other professionals who work with young adults and reading will find an inside track and a valuable reference guide to one of teens' most beloved genres. Both adult and teenaged fans of the literature, from the novice to the expert, will find Presenting Young Adult Fantasy Fiction a unique road map to their favorite imaginative territory.
What people are saying - Write a review
We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.
The Impossible Made Real
Beyond the Walls of the World
Founder of Modern Heroic Fantasy
12 other sections not shown
adventure Aeriel Aerin ALA Best Book Allanon Arthurian Ashley Burns Atheneum Avalon Award Ballantine/Del Rey Barbara Hambly become Book for Young Booklist Brooks's Celtic chapter characters Chronicles cited in text creatures Dark Darkangel Darwath Dragon dreams Druid Earthsea Elfstones Elves evil fairy Fantasy Fanatics favorite Firebringer genre Guin Hambly's healing hereafter cited hero heroic fantasy human Illus J. R. R. Tolkien Jane Yolen King Arthur Lackey Landover legend lives Mage Magic Kingdom magic realism McKinley Mercedes Lackey Meredith Ann Pierce Merlin modern myth mythic Ohmsford otherworld paperback Prequel published Queen quest Ratha readers Recommended Reading Robin Hood Robin McKinley School Library Journal science fiction story Sun Wolf Sword of Shannara tale tasy teen teenagers Tehanu Tenar Terry Brooks Trilogy Unicorn Voice of Youth volume VOYA wishsong Witch Wizard Wren writing YAFEs York Young Adults Youth Advocates