Coming Of Age In Children's Literature

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Edited by Morag Styles and written by an interational team of acknowledged experts, this series provides jargon-free, critical discussion and a comprehensive guide to literary and popular texts for children. Each book introduces the reader to a major genre of children's literature, covering key authors, major works and contexts in which those texts are published.

Margaret Meek and Victor Watson provide a profound and revealing examiniation of the treatment of personal ...

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Overview

Edited by Morag Styles and written by an interational team of acknowledged experts, this series provides jargon-free, critical discussion and a comprehensive guide to literary and popular texts for children. Each book introduces the reader to a major genre of children's literature, covering key authors, major works and contexts in which those texts are published.

Margaret Meek and Victor Watson provide a profound and revealing examiniation of the treatment of personal development, maturation and rites of passage in literature written for children and adolescents. Including a broad survey of the theme across a number of genres and an in-depth analysis of the work of key writers, the authors work towards an answer to the question "What is a classic?"

Margaret Meek is Reader Emeritus at the Institute of Education in London. Victor Watson is Assistant Director of Research at Homerton College, Cambridge.

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Margaret Meek Spencer is Reader Emeritus at the Institute of Education, University of London, UK

Victor Watson is Assistant Director of Research at Homerton College, Cambridge.

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Table of Contents

1. A survey of the field including the work of Mark Twain, Paul Zindel, Louis Sachar and Nick Warburton.
2. Phillippa Pearce
3. Cynthia Voigt
4. Jan Mark Index.

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