Books in category Literary Criticism – Children’s Literature

  • The Meanings of Beauty and the Beast

    The Meanings of “Beauty and the Beast”
    Jerry Griswold

    This book also includes a variety of original source materials and twenty-three colour illustrations. The Meanings of "Beauty and the Beast" is for any reader who wishes to explore this classic, endlessly rich fairy tale.

  • The Annotated Alice The Definitive Edition

    The Annotated Alice: The Definitive Edition
    Lewis Carroll

    Forty years after this groundbreaking publication, Norton is proud to publish the Definitive Edition of The Annotated Alice, a work that combines the notes of Gardner's 1959 edition with his 1990 volume, More Annotated Alice, as well as …

  • Children s Literature in Context

    Children’s Literature in Context
    Fiona McCulloch

    Featuring close readings of commonly studied texts, this book takes students of Children's Literature through the key works, their contexts and critical and popular afterlives.

  • Cuentos y leyendas tradicionales teorĂ a textos y didĂ ctica

    Cuentos y leyendas tradicionales: teoría, textos y didáctica
    Eloy Martos Núñez

    Los cuentos, los mitos o las leyendas son, junto con el juego, los vehĂ­culos más universales por los que se expresa el pensamiento simbĂłlico y el imaginario de toda una comunidad, por eso son expresiones vinculadas a la experiencia …

  • The Water Babies

    The Water -Babies
    Charles Kingsley

    'this is all a fairy tale…and, therefore, you are not to believe a word of it, even if it is true' The Water-Babies (1863) is one of the strangest and most powerful children's stories ever written.

  • The Fairy Tale

    The Fairy Tale
    Steven Jones Swann

    One of the best known and enduring genres, the fairy fales origins extend back to the preliterate oral societies of the ancient world. This books surveys its history and traces its evolution into the form we recognized today.

  • Words about Pictures

    Words about Pictures
    Perry Nodelman

    A pioneering study of a unique narrative form, Words about Pictures examines the special qualities of picture books–books intended to educate or tell stories to young children.

  • The Teller s Tale

    The Teller’s Tale
    Sophie Raynard

    This book offers new, often unexpected, but always intriguing portraits of the writers of classic fairy tales.

  • Understanding Children s Literature

    Understanding Children’s Literature
    Peter Hunt

    Bibliographies provide details of useful further information sources and a glossary explains the literary terms encountered in the book. This work is a useful and accessible guide for readers involved both in literature and education.

  • Deconstructing the Hero

    Deconstructing the Hero
    Margery Hourihan

    This book sets out to explore the structure and meaning of one of the most popular literary genres – the adventure story. It offers analytical readings of some of the most popular adventure stories and looks at their influence on children.

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