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Playing with Books: A Study of the Reader as Child

Playing with Books: A Study of the Reader as Child

by John Morgenstern
     
 

This ambitious study of the textual characteristics of children's literature examines its history and stylistics, analyzes the modern conception of childhood, and dissects the rhetoric of selected children's novels. Underlying it all is the author's interest in children's play and what it reveals about their nature and the literature intended for them.

Overview

This ambitious study of the textual characteristics of children's literature examines its history and stylistics, analyzes the modern conception of childhood, and dissects the rhetoric of selected children's novels. Underlying it all is the author's interest in children's play and what it reveals about their nature and the literature intended for them.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780786442959
Publisher:
McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Publication date:
02/27/2009
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.80(d)

Meet the Author

John Morgenstern is an associate professor in the English department of Mount Saint Vincent University in Halifax, Nova Scotia. He lives in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia.

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