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TitleChildren's literature : classic texts and contemporary trends
Author edited by Heather Montgomery and Nicola J. Watson
Imprint Houndmills ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan ; Milton Keynes : In association with the Open University, 2009
Descript xv, 408 p., [16] p. of plates : ill. (some col.) ; 24 cm


pt. 1. 1. Classic texts. Louisa May Alcott, Little women (1868-9): Introduction / Nicola J. Watson -- Little women: Alcott's Civil War / Judith Fetterley -- 'Wake up and be a man': Little Women, Laurie, and the ethic of submission / Ken Parille -- Louisa May Alcott and the rise of gender-specific series books / Sarah A. Wadsworth -- 2. Robert Louis Stevenson, Treasure Island (1881-2; 1883): Introduction / Sara Haslam -- My first book: 'Treasure Island' / Robert Louis Stevenson -- Slaves to adventure: the pure story of Treasure Island / Diana Loxley -- Treasure Island and the romance of the British civil service / Christopher Parkes -- 3. Beatrix Potter, The tale of Peter Rabbit (1902): Introduction / Sharon Goodman -- Petter Rabbit: Potter's story / Margaret Mackey -- Aesop in the shadows / Peter Hollindale -- Perspective and point of view in The tales of Peter Rabbit / Carole Scott -- 4. Two classic poetry collections: Robert Louis Stevenson, A child's garden of verses (1885) and A.A. Milne, When we were very young (1924): Introduction / Nicola J. Watson -- The contexts of A child's garden of verses / Michael Rosen -- A.A. Milne: When we were very young / Jackie Wulschläger -- 5. J.M. Barrie, Peter Pan (1904): Introduction / Nicola J. Watson -- Peter Pan and the spectacle of the child / Jacqueline Rose -- A hundred years of Peter Pan / Peter Hollindale -- Peter Pan and the pantomime tradition / Donna R. White and C. Anita Tarr -- 6. Arthur Ransome, Swallows and Amazons (1930): Introduction / Sara Haslam -- The Lake District novels / Peter Hunt -- Arthur Ransome and problems of literary assessment / Nicholas Tucker -- Peter Pan, Wild Cat Island, and the lure of the real / Anna Bogen -- 7. Philippa Pearce, Tom's midnight garden (1958): Introduction / Heather Montgomery -- Loneliness, dreaming, and discovery: Tom's midnight garden / Margaret Rustin and Michael Rustin -- Midnight gardens, Magic wells / Maria Nikolajeva -- Tom's midnight garden / Roni Natov -- 8. Mildred Taylor, Roll of thunder, hear my cry (1976): Introduction / Janet Maybin -- A search for law and justice in a racist society / Hamida Bosmajian -- Child agency in Roll of thunder, hear my cry / Kelly McDowell -- The role of education in Mildred D. Taylor's Roll of thunder / Cicely Denean Cobb -- 9. Philip Pullman, Northern lights (1995): Introduction / Heather Montgomery -- Dust as metaphor in Philip Pullman / Anne-Marie Bird -- Obedience, disobedience, and storytelling in C.S. Lewis and Philip Pullman / Naomi Wood -- Intertextuality / Claire Squires -- 10. J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the philosopher's stone (1997): Introduction / Nicola J. Watson -- The phenomenon of Harry Potter, or Why all the talk? / Jack Zipes -- The unthinkingness of Harry Potter / Suman Gupta -- Harry Potter and the reinvention of the past / Andrew Blake -- pt. 2. Contemporary trends 11. Fiction for adolescents: Melvin Burgess, Junk (1996): Introduction / Ann Hewings and Nicola J. Watson -- Sympathy for the devil / Melvin Burgess -- 'And it's so real': versions of reality in Melvin Burgess's Junk / John Stephens -- 12. Radical agendas: Beverley Naidoo, The other side of truth (2000): Introduction / Ann Hewings and Nicola J. Watson -- A writer's journey: retracing The other side of truth / Beverley Naidoo -- What is The other side of truth? / Jana Giles -- 13. Past worlds: Jamila Gavin, Coram Boy (2000): Introduction / Ann Hewings and Nicola J. Watson -- New historical fiction for children / Christopher Ringrose -- Coram boy as history / Jamila Gavin -- 14. Future worlds: Philip Reeve, Mortal engines (2001): Introduction / Ann Hewings and Nicola J. Watson -- Carnivalizing the future: Mortal engines / Kay Sambell -- Traction cities, postmodernisms, and coming of age: Mortal engines / Janis Dawson -- Further reading for part 2

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