|aChildren's literature :|ba very short introduction /|cKimberley Reynolds.
|aOxford [England] ;|aNew York :|bOxford University Press,|cc2011.
|axvi, 144 p. :|bill. ;|c18 cm.
|aVery short introductions ;|v288
|aIncludes bibliographical references (p. 127-135) and index.
|aIntroduction: What is children's literature? -- An outline history of publishing for children in English -- Why and how are children's books studied? -- Transforming the texts of childhood -- Genres and generations - the case of the family story -- Visions of the future -- Ethical debates in children's literature.
|aChildren's literature|xHistory and criticism.
|aChildren's literature, American|xHistory and criticism.
|aChildren's literature, English|xHistory and criticism.
內容簡介top Children's Literature 簡介 This Very Short Introduction provides a lively and comprehensive discussion of children's literature--what it is, why it is interesting, how it contributes to culture, and how it is studied as literature. Reynolds provides a general overview of the history of the subject as it has developed in English, at the same time introducing key debates, developments, and figures in the field. Reynolds demonstrates how writing for children--whether on page or screen--has helped in shaping ideas about culture, society and childhood. She also raises questions about the future of children's literature generally and discusses the shape that it might take.