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Edging the Boundaries is a genre-based children's literature sourcebook that emphasizes issues in thinking and writing about the literary qualities of children's literature.
This book examines the field by defining and discussing literature genres and their qualities. This book includes information and issues about literary genres, writing/thinking opportunities, teaching pointers for classroom use, and examples of the best authors and illustrators in each genre.
For elementary school educators, or anyone interested in the genre of children's literature.
1.The Boundaries of Children's Literature.
2.Picture Books and the Narrative Role of Illustration.
3.Alphabet and Counting Books: Teaching More Than Letter and Numbers.
4.The Delight and Wisdom of Children's Poetry.
5.The Oral Voices of Folklore.
6.Myths and Epics: Tales of Universal Truths.
7.The Retelling of the Biblical Tale.
8.Fantasy: Conceiving Truth through the Imagination.
9.Realism: Truth, Whether It Happened or Not.
10.Historical Fiction: Recasting the Past.
11.Biography: The Telling of a Life's Story.
12.Nonfiction: A Pack of Facts in Pursuit of Truth.
Chronological Listing of Caldecott Award Books.
Chronological Listing of Newbery Award Books.
Author and Title Index.