Temporarily Out of Stock Online
A volume in the Writers and Their Work series, which draws upon recent thinking in English studies to introduce writers and their contexts. Each volume includes biographical material, an examination of recent criticism, a bibliography and a reappraisal of a major work by the writer.
About the Author
Kimberley Reynolds is Professor of Children's Literature at Newcastle University and a past president of the International Research Society for Children's Literature.
Table of Contents
Introduction: What is children's literature?
1. An outline history of publishing for children
2. Why and how are children's books studied?
3. Transforming the texts of childhood
4. Genres and generations - and the case of the family story
5. Visions of the future
6. Ethical debates in children's literature