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Telling Children's Stories : narrative theory and children's literature.

Cadden, Michael. (Author).
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Subject: Children's literature > History and criticism.
Narration (Rhetoric)
Children's literature > Authorship.
Children's literature.
History and criticism.
Genre: Electronic books.

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  • ISBN: 9780803234093
  • ISBN: 0803234090
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (347 pages).
  • Publisher: Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, 2011.

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note: Title Page; Copyright Page; Table of Contents; Introduction; Part One: Genre Templates and Transformations; 1. Telling Old Tales Newly: Intertextuality in Young Adult Fiction for Girls; 2. Familiarity Breeds a Following: Transcending the Formulaicin the Snicket Series; 3. The Power of Secrets: Backwards Construction and the Children's Detective Story; Part Two: Approaches to the Picture Book; 4. Focalization in Children's Picture Books: Who Sees in Words and Pictures?; 5. No Consonance, No Consolation: John Burningham's Time to Get Out of the Bath, Shirley.
6. Telling the Story, Breaking the Boundaries: Metafiction and the Enhancement of Children's Literary Development inThe Bravest Ever Bear and The Story of the Falling Star7. Perceiving The Red Tree: Narrative Repair, Writerly Metaphor, and Sensible Anarchy; 8. Now Playing: Silent Cinema and Picture-Book Montage; Part Three: Narrators and Implied Readers; 9. Uncle Tom Melodrama with a Modern Point of View: Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird; 10. The Identification Fallacy: Perspective and Subjectivity in Children's Literature.
11. The Development of Hebrew Children's Literature: From Men Pulling Children Along to Women Meeting Them Where They ArePart Four: Narrative Time; 12. Shifting Worlds: Constructing the Subject, Narrative, and History in Historical Time Shifts; 13. "Whose Woods These Are I Think I Know": Narrative Theory and Diana Wynne Jones's Hexwood; 14. "Time No Longer: The Context(s) of Time in Tom's Midnight Garden; Further Reading; Contributors; Index.
Summary: The most accessible approach yet to children's literature and narrative theory, Telling Children's Stories is a comprehensive collection of never-before-published essays by an international slate of scholars that offers a broad yet in-depth assessment of narrative strategies unique to children's literature.
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