The Early Reader in Children s Literature and Culture

Author: Jennifer Miskec
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317394763
Format: PDF, Mobi
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This is the first volume to consider the popular literary category of Early Readers – books written and designed for children who are just beginning to read independently. It argues that Early Readers deserve more scholarly attention and careful thought because they are, for many younger readers, their first opportunity to engage with a work of literature on their own, to feel a sense of mastery over a text, and to experience pleasure from the act of reading independently. Using interdisciplinary approaches that draw upon and synthesize research being done in education, child psychology, sociology, cultural studies, and children’s literature, the volume visits Early Readers from a variety of angles: as teaching tools; as cultural artifacts that shape cultural and individual subjectivity; as mass produced products sold to a niche market of parents, educators, and young children; and as aesthetic objects, works of literature and art with specific conventions. Examining the reasons such books are so popular with young readers, as well as the reasons that some adults challenge and censor them, the volume considers the ways Early Readers contribute to the construction of younger children as readers, thinkers, consumers, and as gendered, raced, classed subjects. It also addresses children’s texts that have been translated and sold around the globe, examining them as part of an increasingly transnational children’s media culture that may add to or supplant regional, ethnic, and national children’s literatures and cultures. While this collection focuses mostly on books written in English and often aimed at children living in the US, it is important to acknowledge that these Early Readers are a major US cultural export, influencing the reading habits and development of children across the globe.

Children s Literature and Culture of the First World War

Author: Lissa Paul
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317361660
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Because all wars in the twenty-first century are potentially global wars, the centenary of the first global war is the occasion for reflection. This volume offers an unprecedented account of the lives, stories, letters, games, schools, institutions (such as the Boy Scouts and YMCA), and toys of children in Europe, North America, and the Global South during the First World War and surrounding years. By engaging with developments in Children’s Literature, War Studies, and Education, and mining newly available archival resources (including letters written by children), the contributors to this volume demonstrate how perceptions of childhood changed in the period. Children who had been constructed as Romantic innocents playing safely in secure gardens were transformed into socially responsible children actively committing themselves to the war effort. In order to foreground cross-cultural connections across what had been perceived as ‘enemy’ lines, perspectives on German, American, British, Australian, and Canadian children’s literature and culture are situated so that they work in conversation with each other. The multidisciplinary, multinational range of contributors to this volume make it distinctive and a particularly valuable contribution to emerging studies on the impact of war on the lives of children.

Prizing Children s Literature

Author: Kenneth B. Kidd
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 1317231422
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Children's book awards have mushroomed since the early twentieth-century and especially since the 1960s, when literary prizing became a favored strategy for both commercial promotion and canon-making. There are over 300 awards for English-language titles alone, but despite the profound impact of children’s book awards, scholars have paid relatively little attention to them. This book is the first scholarly volume devoted to the analysis of Anglophone children's book awards in historical and cultural context. With attention to both political and aesthetic concerns, the book offers original and diverse scholarship on prizing practices and their consequences in Australia, Canada, and especially the United States. Contributors offer both case studies of particular awards and analysis of broader trends in literary evaluation and elevation, drawing on theoretical work on canonization and cultural capital. Sections interrogate the complex and often unconscious ideological work of prizing, the ongoing tension between formalist awards and so-called identity-based awards — all the more urgent in light of the "We Need Diverse Books" campaign — the ever-morphing forms and parameters of prizing, and scholarly practices of prizing. Among the many awards discussed are the Pura Belpré Medal, the Inky Awards, the Canada Governor General Literary Award, the Printz Award, the Best Animated Feature Oscar, the Phoenix Award, and the John Newbery Medal, giving due attention to prizes for fiction as well as for non-fiction, poetry, and film. This volume will interest scholars in literary and cultural studies, social history, book history, sociology, education, library and information science, and anyone concerned with children's literature.

Der Monstrumologe

Author: Rick Yancey
Publisher: Bastei Lübbe (Bastei Verlag)
ISBN: 9783404206674
Format: PDF
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1888: Der Junge Will Henry ist ein Waisenkind und arbeitet als Assistent des kauzigen Dr. Warthrop. Der gute Doktor hat sich auf ein ganz besonderes Gebiet spezialisiert: Er ist Monstrumologe, das heißt, er studiert Monster und macht notfalls Jagd auf sie. Eines Abends kommt ein Grabräuber zu Will und dem Doktor ins Labor. Er hat einen schrecklichen Fund gemacht: eine Leiche, in die sich ein zahnbewehrtes Monster verbissen hat. Der Doktor weiß, diese Monsterart ist äußerst gefährlich, da sie Menschen tötet und sich rasend schnell vermehrt. Und die einzigen, die nun zwischen diesen Bestien und den Menschen stehen, sind der Doktor und der kleine Will ...

Harry Potter The Art of Harry Potter Das gro e Harry Potter Buch

Author: Marc Sumerak
Publisher:
ISBN: 9783833235818
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Nachdem das Kinopublikum in Harry Potter und der Stein der Weisen erstmals Bekanntschaft mit dem Zauberjungen mit der blitzformigen Narbe machte, wurden die Harry-Potter-Filme zu einer der erfolgreichsten und beliebtesten Filmreihen aller Zeiten. DIeses Buch prasentiert eine visuelle Chronik der Arbeiten der beteiligten Kunstler und Filmemacher, die die Magie real werden lieSSen. HUnderte faszinierende Kunstwerke, von Produktionszeichnungen und Konzeptentwurfen bis hin zu Skizzen und Grafiken, gewahren Einblicke in die Schaffensprozesse, durch die die Zauberwelt auf der Leinwand zum Leben erweckt wurde. MIt vielen bisher unveroffentlichten Bildern von Schloss Hogwarts und anderen magischen Orten, von beliebten Hexen und Zauberern sowie von phantastischen Kreaturen lasst dieses Buch den Fan ganz in die zauberhafte Welt eintauchen. DAbei wird deutlich, wie die Fantasie einer Autorin zum Lebensprojekt vieler Personen wurde. THe Art of Harry Potter - ein ultimatives Gesamtwerk, das die kunstlerischen Aspekte hinter der magischen Filmreihe beleuchtet und den Leser auf eine abenteuerliche Reise mitnimmt.

Bevor ich jetzt gehe

Author: Paul Kalanithi
Publisher: Albrecht Knaus Verlag
ISBN: 3641189365
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„Dieses gehört zu der Handvoll Bücher, die für mich universell sind. Ich empfehle es wirklich jedem.“ ANN PATCHETT Was macht das eigene Leben lebenswert? Was tun, wenn die Lebensleiter keine weiteren Stufen in eine vielversprechende Zukunft bereithält? Was bedeutet es, ein Kind zu bekommen, neues Leben entstehen zu sehen, während das eigene zu Ende geht? Bewegend und mit feiner Beobachtungsgabe schildert der junge Arzt und Neurochirurg Paul Kalanithi seine Gedanken über die ganz großen Fragen.

International Handbook of Research on Children s Literacy Learning and Culture

Author: Kathy Hall
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118323300
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The International Handbook of Research in Children's Literacy, Learning and Culture presents an authoritative distillation of current global knowledge related to the field of primary years literacy studies. Features chapters that conceptualize, interpret, and synthesize relevant research Critically reviews past and current research in order to influence future directions in the field of literacy Offers literacy scholars an international perspective that recognizes and anticipates increasing diversity in literacy practices and cultures

Mein Kampf

Author: Adolf Hitler
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781983638206
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Published in the German language, this is the infamous Main Kampf, by Adolf Hitler.