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Fantasy literature for children and young adults : a comprehensive guide

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What's the hottest genre for young readers? Without question, it's fantasy. Since the advent of Harry Potter and renewed interest in The Lord of the Rings, thousands of new fantasy novels have flooded into the market, and young readers can't seem to get enough of them. Librarians who wish to build their collections and advise children and teens can turn to this source for help. Lynn's comprehensive guide describes and categorizes fantasy novels and story collections published in English in the United States between 1900 and 2004. Nearly 7,500 fantasy novels and story collections written for children and teens in grades 3-12 are covered--with more than 2,700 new to this volume. Titles are organized in chapters based on fantasy subgenres and themes (e.g., allegorical, literary, animal, etc.) and arranged alphabetically by author. For each book, Lynn provides complete bibliographic information, grade level, a brief annotation, and a list of review citations. Recommended and highly recommended titles are noted. A versatile and authoritative guide for collection development, reference, reader's advisory, and research. Grades 3-12.

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