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Prairie Fires: The American Dreams of Laura Ingalls Wilder
by Caroline Fraser

Language

English

Pages

641

Publication Date

November 21, 2017

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<p><b>WINNER OF THE PULITZER PRIZE</b><br /><b>WINNER OF THE NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD </b><br /><b>ONE OF THE <i>NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW</i>'S 10 BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR</b><br /><b></b><br /><b>The first comprehensive historical biography of Laura Ingalls Wilder, the beloved author of the <i>Little House on the Prairie</i> books</b></p><p>Millions of readers of <i>Little House on the Prairie</i> believe they know Laura Ingalls—the pioneer girl who survived blizzards and near-starvation on the Great Plains, and the woman who wrote the famous autobiographical books. But the true saga of her life has never been fully told. Now, drawing on unpublished manuscripts, letters, diaries, and land and financial records, Caroline Fraser—the editor of the Library of America edition of the Little House series—masterfully fills in the gaps in Wilder’s biography. Revealing the grown-up story behind the most influential childhood epic of pioneer life, she also chronicles Wilder's tumultuous relationship with her journalist daughter, Rose Wilder Lane, setting the record straight regarding charges of ghostwriting that have swirled around the books.</p><p>The Little House books, for all the hardships they describe, are paeans to the pioneer spirit, portraying it as triumphant against all odds. But Wilder’s real life was harder and grittier than that, a story of relentless struggle, rootlessness, and poverty. It was only in her sixties, after losing nearly everything in the Great Depression, that she turned to children’s books, recasting her hardscrabble childhood as a celebratory vision of homesteading—and achieving fame and fortune in the process, in one of the most astonishing rags-to-riches episodes in American letters.</p><p>Spanning nearly a century of epochal change, from the Indian Wars to the Dust Bowl, Wilder’s dramatic life provides a unique perspective on American history and our national mythology of self-reliance. With fresh insights and new discoveries, <i>Prairie Fires</i> reveals the complex woman whose classic stories grip us to this day.</p>
The Classic Fairy Tales (Second Edition) (Norton Critical Editio...
by W. W. Norton & Company

Language

English

Pages

544

Publication Date

January 01, 2017

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<p><strong><em>“I have used this textbook for four courses on children’s literature with enrollments of over ninety students. It is without doubt the most well organized selection of literary fairy tales and critical commentaries currently available. Students love it.”</em><br /><br />—Lita Barrie, <em>California State University, Los Angeles</em></strong></p><br />This Norton Critical Edition includes:<br /><br />· Seven different tale types: “Little Red Riding Hood,” “Beauty and the Beast,” “Snow White,” “Sleeping Beauty,” “Cinderella,”<br /><br />“Bluebeard,” and “Tricksters.” These groupings include multicultural versions, literary rescriptings, and introductions and<br /><br />annotations by Maria Tatar.<br /><br />· Tales by Hans Christian Andersen and Oscar Wilde.<br /><br />· More than fifteen critical essays exploring the various aspects of fairy tales. New to the Second Edition are interpretations by Ernst Bloch, Walter Benjamin, Max Lüthi, Lewis Hyde, Jessica Tiffin, and Hans-Jörg Uther.<br /><br />· A revised and updated Selected Bibliography.
Children's Literature in Action: A Librarian's Guide, 3rd Edition...
by Sylvia Vardell

Language

English

Pages

343

Publication Date

June 14, 2019

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<p>This practitioner-oriented introduction to literature for children ages 5–12 covers the latest trends, titles, and tools for choosing the best books and materials as well as for planning fun and effective programs and activities.</p><p>• Includes recommendations and evaluations of digital ebooks, apps, and audiobooks as well as print titles, providing full coverage of today's range of materials for children</p><p>• Features short essays by top authors and practitioners in the field to give readers expert opinions and guidance</p><p>• Provides author comments, collaborative activities, featured books, special topics and programs, selected awards and celebrations, historical connections, recommended resources, issues for discussion, relevant professional standards, and assignment suggestions within each chapter </p><p>• Addresses the most recent professional and curricular standards for elementary school students—a key element of today's education assessment standards</p>
Spirituality in Young Adult Literature: The Last Taboo (Studies i...
by Patty Campbell

Language

English

Pages

206

Publication Date

June 24, 2015

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In a time when almost any gritty topic can be featured in a young adult novel, there is one subject that is avoided by writers and publishers. Faith and belief in God seldom appear in traditional form in novels for teens. The lack of such ideas in mainstream adolescent literature can be interpreted by teens to mean that these matters are not important. Yet a significant part of growing up is struggling with issues of spirituality. The underlying problem, of course, is that there are so few writers who are willing to talk to teenagers about God, even indirectly, or who themselves have the religious literacy for the task.<br /><br />Spirituality in Young Adult Literature: The Last Taboo tackles a subject rarely portrayed in fiction aimed at teens. In this volume, Patty Campbell examines not only realistic fiction, but young adult literature that deals with mysticism, apocalyptical end times, and even YA novels that depict the Divine Encounter. Campbell maintains that fantasy works are inherently spiritual, because the plots nearly always progress toward a showdown between good and evil. As such, the author surmises that the popularity of fantasy among teens may represent their interest in the mystical dimensions of faith and the otherworldly. In this study, Campbell examines works of fiction that express perspectives from Christianity, Judaism, Islam, Buddhism, Hinduism, and Sikhism. Distinguished YA novelist Chris Crowe provides a chapter on Mormon values and Mormon YA authors and how their novels integrate those values into their books. <br /><br />By looking at how spirituality is represented in novels aimed at teens, this book asks what progress, if any, has been made in slaying the taboo. Although most of the books discussed in this study are recent, an appendix lists YA books from 1967 to the present that have dealt with issues of faith. A timely look at an important subject, Spirituality in Young Adult Literature will be of interest to young adult librarians, junior and senior high school teachers, and students and instructors of college courses in adolescent literature, as well as to parents of teens.
Interactive Books: Playful Media before Pop-Ups (Children's Liter...
by Jacqueline Reid-Walsh

Language

English

Pages

268

Publication Date

September 27, 2017

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<p>Movable books are an innovative area of children’s publishing. Commonly equated with spectacular pop-ups, movable books have a little-known history as interactive, narrative media.<i> </i>Since they are hybrid artifacts consisting of words, images and movable components, they cross the borders between story, toy, and game.<i> Interactive Books</i> is a historical and comparative study of early movable books in relation to the children who engage with them. </p><br /><p></p><br /><p>Jacqueline Reid-Walsh focuses on the period movable books became connected with children from the mid-17th to the early-19th centuries. In particular, she examines turn-up books, paper doll books, and related hybrid experiments like toy theaters and <i>paignion</i> (or domestic play set) produced between 1650 and 1830. Despite being popular in their own time, these artifacts are little known today. This study draws attention to a gap in our knowledge of children’s print culture by showing how these artifacts are important in their own right. </p><br /><p></p><br /><p>Reid-Walsh combines archival research with children’s literature studies, book history, and juvenilia studies. By examining commercially produced and homemade examples, she explores the interrelations among children, interactive media, and historical participatory culture. By drawing on both Enlightenment thinkers and contemporary digital media theorists <i>Interactive Books</i> enables us to think critically about children’s media texts paper and digital, past and present.</p>
How To Self-Publish A Children's Book: Everything You Need To Kno...
by Yvonne Jones

Language

English

Pages

231

Publication Date

January 24, 2018

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Have you always wanted to write a children’s book, but thought you couldn’t? Or maybe it’s already written, but you don’t know where to go from here? <br /> <br />Are you looking for a blueprint that can guide you from story idea all the way to published book, without feeling lost and overwhelmed – even if you don’t have much time?<br /> <br />In How To Self-Publish A Children's Book, Y. Eevi Jones outlines the precise path to fulfilling your dream of becoming a published children’s book author. You will find everything you need to know to write, illustrate, publish, and market your paperback and ebook. <br /> <br />Plus, you will find:<br /> <br />*Templates and Swipe Files of emails to hire Editors and Illustrators, plus how to ask Influencers for reviews you can feature on your cover.<br />*A Hand-Selected List of highly qualified Editors, Illustrators, Book Formatters, and Marketing Strategists you can hire, without it costing you a fortune.<br />*Lists of Blogs, Book Festivals, Awards, and Groups specifically for marketing children’s books.<br />*BONUS: valuable Insider Tips from bestselling children’s book authors. What do they wish they’d known before they worked on their first children’s book?<br /> <br />How To Self-Publish A Children's Book will help you write a magical story tailored to specific age groups. <br />How To Self-Publish A Children's Book will empower you to bring your characters to life. <br />How To Self-Publish A Children's Book will turn you into a published children’s book author. <br /> <br />Take the first step. <br />And this book will show you the rest. <br /> <br />To learn more and to watch the book's trailer, visit www.eevijones.com.<br />
Reading in the Dark: Horror in Children's Literature and Culture ...
by University Press of Mississippi

Language

English

Pages

259

Publication Date

April 28, 2016

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<p>Dark novels, shows, and films targeted toward children and young adults are proliferating wildly. It is even more crucial now to understand the methods by which such texts have traditionally operated and how those methods have been challenged, abandoned, and appropriated. <i>Reading in the Dark</i> fills a gap in criticism devoted to children's popular culture by concentrating on horror, an often-neglected genre. These scholars explore the intersection between horror, popular culture, and children's cultural productions, including picture books, fairy tales, young adult literature, television, and monster movies.<p><i>Reading in the Dark</i> looks at horror texts for children with deserved respect, weighing the multitude of benefits they can provide for young readers and viewers. Refusing to write off the horror genre as campy, trite, or deforming, these essays instead recognize many of the texts and films categorized as "scary" as among those most widely consumed by children and young adults. In addition, scholars consider how adult horror has been domesticated by children's literature and culture, with authors and screenwriters turning that which was once horrifying into safe, funny, and delightful books and films. Scholars likewise examine the impetus behind such re-envisioning of the adult horror novel or film as something appropriate for the young. The collection investigates both the constructive and the troublesome aspects of scary books, movies, and television shows targeted toward children and young adults. It considers the complex mechanisms by which these texts communicate overt messages and hidden agendas, and it treats as well the readers' experiences of such mechanisms.</p>
Kuya Kuya: El cuento más bello sobre el amor andino (Spanish Edi...
by Óscar Colchado Lucio

Language

Spanish

Pages

45

Publication Date

August 22, 2019

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Kuya Kuya, es una de las obras del escritor Ancashino Óscar Colchado Lucio. <br />Esta entrega, se trata de un hermoso cuento que teje el amor andino. En ella, Colchado narra la historia de Paliaco, un niño -ancashino- del campo, que vive enamorado de una niña de nombre Floria, la niña más hermosa de su aula. <br />Paliaco busca por todos los medios ganarse su amor, le compra regalos, como por ejemplo unos ganchos, flores, etc. Pero Floria no le correspondía a pesar de los regalos, es más, para darle celos, ella andaba con Basilio, otro compañero de la escuela. Después de muchos sufrir por amor, un día se encontró con Marcial, un amigo quien le da ideas, diciendo que case un ave -al tuktupillín- y le saque el corazón para después hacerlo secar con el sol (Kuya Kuya).<br />Paliaco lo hizo, así un día a escondidas lo echó -el polvito- en todo el balde de la leche que Floria acababa de ordeñar a su vaca.<br />Después de muchos años, ya grandes, Floria y Paliaco se vuelven a encontrar. Y viendo la cordillera negra, Paliaco, comenta: "Ahora, Floria, tenemos dos guaguas. Al mayorcito lo has puesto mi sobrenombre “Paliaco”, como me decían a mí en la escuela. Tú y yo, comprendemos por qué...<br /> Ahora hasta tus taitas también me quieren mucho".<br />
Beatrix Potter: Her Inner World
by Andrew Norman

Language

English

Pages

224

Publication Date

January 15, 2014

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<b>An insightful biography of the pioneering conservationist, illustrator, prolific author, and creator of Peter Rabbit and other legendary tales.</b><br />  <br /> Beatrix Potter was born curious, with an imagination and a love of natural science and animals that would serve her well. When her self-published and self-illustrated first book, <i>The Tale of Peter Rabbit</i>, was picked up by an enterprising publisher, Beatrix’s modest “bunny book” would become a phenomenon. After more than a century, Beatrix Potter endures as one of the most cherished children’s book authors in literary history. But what were the sources of inspiration that gave birth to her beloved anthropomorphic characters and enduring cautionary tales?<br />  <br /> Through extensive research, personal letters, and photographs, this concise and intimate biography reveals Beatrix’s privileged yet restrictive Victorian childhood; her volatile relationship with her mother; a tragic love affair with her editor; her sometimes debilitating depression and illnesses; her life and career beyond Peter Rabbit; and her liberation as a passionate, driven, trailblazing, and simply original creative spirit.
Young Adult Literature in Action: A Librarian's Guide, 3rd Editio...
by Rose Brock

Language

English

Pages

239

Publication Date

June 14, 2019

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<p>Taking a genre approach, this overview of young adult literature shows new librarians and library science students the criteria to use for selecting quality books, including recommended titles.</p><p>• Provides unbiased, authoritative guidance for finding recommended classic and recent titles by genre</p><p>• Presents an excellent introduction to the field of young adult literature for undergraduate and graduate students who intend to be public or school librarians and for librarians who are new to working with young adults </p><p>• Focuses on timely topics such as diverse books, LGBTQ+ selections, the role of book formats, and the relevance of librarians serving teen populations </p><p>• Provides updated information on audio and e-books, accessible books, and graphic novels</p><p>• Shows how YALSA and AASL standards and competencies can be demonstrated</p>

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