(Excerpts from Reviews, Criticism, and Commentary on Books for Children and Young People) By Dana Ferguson Number Of Pages: 249 Publication Date: 2010-04-02 ISBN: 1414439172 ISBN: 9781414439174
Literature for children and young adults has evolved into both a respected branch of creative writing and a successful industry. Currently, books for young readers are considered among the most popular segments of publishing. Criticism of juvenile literature is instrumental in recording the literary or artistic development of the creators of children’s books as well as the trends and controversies that result from changing values or attitudes about young people and their literature. Designed to provide a permanent, accessible record of this ongoing scholarship, Children’s Literature Review (CLR) presents parents, teachers, and librarians—those responsible for bringing children and books together—with the opportunity to make informed choices when selecting reading materials for the young. In addition, CLR provides researchers of children’s literature with easy access to a wide variety of critical information from English-language sources in the field. Users will find balanced overviews of the careers of the authors and illustrators of the books that children and young adults are reading; these entries, which contain excerpts from published criticism in books and periodicals, assist users by sparking ideas for papers and assignments and suggesting supplementary and classroom reading.
Subjects of Volume 150:
Jan and Stan Berenstain Children’s Fantasy Wanda Gág