ISBN 9780321003614,A Critical Handbook of Children's Literature

A Critical Handbook of Children's Literature



Benjamin-Cummings Publishing Company

Publication Year 1999

ISBN 9780321003614

ISBN-10 0321003616


Edition 6th
Number of Pages 400 Pages
Language (English)

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Designed to accompany reading of children's books from all genres, this text helps teachers meet the challenge of selecting the best literature for children. It trains future teachers to make judgments about what constitutes quality children's literature and thoroughly discusses the nature of and genres within children's literature. Taking readers through the definitions of literary terms, reviewing plot, character, theme, setting, point of view, style and tone, the text provides sound criteria for assessing the merit of children's books. Includes material on rhymes, and poetry, as well as nonfiction trade books. This edition offers more coverage of multicultural literature, new chapter opening questions, and enhanced content on reading aloud to children.