The Routledge Companion to Children's Literature
Edited by David Rudd
Routledge – 2010 – 320 pages
Series: Routledge Companions
The Routledge Companion to Children’s Literature is a vibrant and authoritative exploration of children’s literature in all its manifestations. It features a series of essays written by expert contributors who provide an illuminating examination of why children’s literature is the way it is. Topics covered include:
The Routledge Companion to Children’s Literature contains suggestions for further reading throughout plus a helpful timeline and a substantial glossary of key terms and names, both established and more cutting-edge. This is a comprehensive and up-to-date guide to an increasingly complex and popular discipline.
'A comprehensive exploration of children's literature that will be a valuable addition to any English teacher's bookshelf. Subjects include the history and development of children's books, theoretical approaches to texts, realism and fantasy, issues of gender, sexuality, race and ethnicity, young-adult fiction, the crossover novel, and comics and graphic novels. It also features suggestions for further reading and a glossary of key terms and names.'
Times Educational Supplement Magazine
David Rudd is Professor of Children's Literature at the University of Bolton, UK. He was on the awarding panel for the Children's Laureate 2007 and his books include A Communication Studies Approach to Children’s Literature (1992) and Enid Blyton and the Mystery of Children's Literature (2000).