The Continuum Encyclopedia of Children's Literature
Bernice E. Cullinan, Diane Goetz Person
Continuum, 2003 - Literary Criticism - 863 pages
With 1,200 biographical-critical entries and nearly 100 topical articles all written by experts in the field, The Continuum Encyclopedia of Children's Literature is the most complete and up-to-date single-volume reference source on the subject. The work covers 150 years of children's literature in many countries: The United States, Great Britain, Canada, continental Europe, Australia, New Zealand, Africa, and Asia. Biographical-critical entries include authors as well as illustrators. A distinguished board of advisers, made up of scholars, editors, librarians, authors, and artists, has helped make this encyclopedia even more user-friendly.One of the special features of The Continuum Encyclopedia of Children's Literature is the topical article. These include: Adventure Stories, African American Literature, African Literature, American Library Association, Asian and Asian American Literature, Awards, The Bible in Children's Literature, Book Clubs for Children and Teachers, Book Design, Canadian Literature, Caribbean Literature, Comic Books and Graphic Novels, Critical Theorists, Crossovers, The Disabled in Children's Literature, Disney, Fairy Tales, The Holocaust, How-to Books, Humor, Illustration, Informational Books, Indian (East) Literature, Internet Resources, The Kerlan Collection, Latina/o Literature, Librarians and Publishing, Miniature Books, Mother Goose, Movable Books (Pop-up Books), Native American Literature, Picture Books, Publishers, Reading Rainbow and Children's Literature on Television, Research on Children's Literature, Science Fiction, Series Books, Translation, Young Adult Literature, and more.Entries on individuals include: Verna Aardema, Louisa May Alcott, Aliki, Hans Christian Andersen, Anno Mitsumasa, L. Frank Baum, Judy Blume, Gwendolyn Brooks, Marcia Brown, Joseph Bruchac, Randolph Caldecott, Carlo Collodi, Roald Dahl, Tomie dePaola, Dr. Seuss, Lois Ehlert, Paula Fox, Gail Gibbons, James Cross Giblin, Nikki Giovanni, Leah Goldberg, Virginia Hamilton, Robert A. Heinlein, Ezra Jack Keats, Rudyard Kipling, Madeleine L'Engle, Julius Lester, C. S. Lewis, Mark Twain, Ann McGovern, John Newbery, Beatrix Potter, Raffi, Margret and H. A. Rey, Faith Ringgold, J. K. Rowling, Richard Scarry, Jon Scieszka, Maurice Sendak, Isaac Bashevis Singer, William Steig, The Stratemeyer Syndicate, Sir John Tenniel, J. R. R. Tolkien, Uchida Yoshiko, Cynthia Voigt, E. B. White, Laura Ingalls Wilder, Paul O. Zindel, and many others.Through children's literature, we discover a magical and timeless world. The Continuum Encyclopedia of Children's Literature is intended for writers, scholars, publishers, teachers, parents, and children. It is hoped that it will serve as a useful reference source toward a greater appreciation and celebration of the imagination.
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