An Introduction to Children's Literature / Edition 1

An Introduction to Children's Literature / Edition 1

by Peter Hunt
     
 

ISBN-10: 0192892436

ISBN-13: 9780192892430

Pub. Date: 08/22/1996

Publisher: Oxford University Press

Passionately enjoyed as much by the young as by adults, children's literature is a vital part of Western culture. Attracting increasing scholarly attention, its indelible influences on most people's psyche attest to its widespread importance. Well-known for his work in the field, Peter Hunt here offers a history of children's literature—primarily British,

Overview

Passionately enjoyed as much by the young as by adults, children's literature is a vital part of Western culture. Attracting increasing scholarly attention, its indelible influences on most people's psyche attest to its widespread importance. Well-known for his work in the field, Peter Hunt here offers a history of children's literature—primarily British, although including American and other works as well—along with an assessment of its literary, sociological, and pedagogical roles. In addition, Hunt looks at the uses to which children's literature is put, the claims that are made for it, and the difference between children's and adults' ways of reading.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780192892430
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Publication date:
08/22/1996
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
9.19(w) x 5.13(h) x 0.64(d)

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