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The Resource Children's fantasy literature : an introduction, Michael Levy and Farah Mendlesohn

Children's fantasy literature : an introduction, Michael Levy and Farah Mendlesohn

Label
Children's fantasy literature : an introduction
Title
Children's fantasy literature
Title remainder
an introduction
Statement of responsibility
Michael Levy and Farah Mendlesohn
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Fantasy has been an important and much-loved part of children's literature for hundreds of years, yet relatively little has been written about it. Children's Fantasy Literature traces the development of the tradition of the children's fantastic - fictions specifically written for children and fictions appropriated by them - from the sixteenth to the twenty-first century, examining the work of Lewis Carroll, L. Frank Baum, C. S. Lewis, Roald Dahl, J. K. Rowling and others from across the English-speaking world. The volume considers changing views on both the nature of the child and on the appropriateness of fantasy for the child reader, the role of children's fantasy literature in helping to develop the imagination, and its complex interactions with issues of class, politics and gender. The text analyses hundreds of works of fiction, placing each in its appropriate context within the tradition of fantasy literature
Cataloging source
DLC
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1950 April 15-
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Levy, Michael
Dewey number
809/.89282
Index
index present
LC call number
PN1009.5.F37
LC item number
L48 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Mendlesohn, Farah
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  • Children's literature
  • Fantastic, The, in literature
  • Fantasy fiction
Label
Children's fantasy literature : an introduction, Michael Levy and Farah Mendlesohn
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 227-243) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- 1. How fantasy became children's literature -- 2. Fairies, ghouls and goblins: the realms of Victorian and Edwardian fancy -- 3. The American search for an American childhood -- 4. British and Empire fantasy between the wars -- 5. The changing landscape of post-war fantasy -- 6. Folklore, fantasy and indigenous fantasy -- 7. Middle-earth, medievalism and mythopoeic fantasy -- 8. Harry Potter and children's fantasy since the 1990s -- 9. Romancing the teen
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
viii, 274 pages
Isbn
9781107018143
Lccn
2015029104
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40026189429
System control number
  • ocn920676993
  • (OCoLC)920676993
Label
Children's fantasy literature : an introduction, Michael Levy and Farah Mendlesohn
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 227-243) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- 1. How fantasy became children's literature -- 2. Fairies, ghouls and goblins: the realms of Victorian and Edwardian fancy -- 3. The American search for an American childhood -- 4. British and Empire fantasy between the wars -- 5. The changing landscape of post-war fantasy -- 6. Folklore, fantasy and indigenous fantasy -- 7. Middle-earth, medievalism and mythopoeic fantasy -- 8. Harry Potter and children's fantasy since the 1990s -- 9. Romancing the teen
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
viii, 274 pages
Isbn
9781107018143
Lccn
2015029104
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40026189429
System control number
  • ocn920676993
  • (OCoLC)920676993

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