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Enchanted Hunters: The Power of Stories in Childhood

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ISBN 13 : 0393240045
Pages : 304 pages
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Download Enchanted Hunters: The Power of Stories in Childhood PDF Format Full Free by Maria Tatar and published by W. W. Norton & Company. This book was released on 2009-04-20 with total page 304 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Highly illuminating for parents, vital for students and book lovers alike, Enchanted Hunters transforms our understanding of why children should read. Ever wondered why little children love listening to stories, why older ones get lost in certain books? In this enthralling work, Maria Tatar challenges many of our assumptions about childhood reading. Much as our culture pays lip service to the importance of literature, we rarely examine the creative and cognitive benefits of reading from infancy through adolescence. By exploring how beauty and horror operated in C.S. Lewis’s Chronicles of Narnia, Philip Pullman’s His Dark Materials, J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter novels, and many other narratives, Tatar provides a delightful work for parents, teachers, and general readers, not just examining how and what children read but also showing through vivid examples how literature transports and transforms children with its intoxicating, captivating, and occasionally terrifying energy. In the tradition of Bruno Bettelheim’s landmark The Uses of Enchantment, Tatar’s book is not only a compelling journey into the world of childhood but a trip back for adult readers as well.


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Reading Children

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Publisher : University of Pennsylvania Press
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ISBN 13 : 0812292847
Pages : 280 pages
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Download Reading Children PDF Format Full Free by Patricia Crain and published by University of Pennsylvania Press. This book was released on 2016-05-02 with total page 280 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: What does it mean for a child to be a "reader" and how did American culture come to place such a high value on this identity? Reading Children offers a history of the relationship between children and books in Anglo-American modernity, exploring long-lived but now forgotten early children's literature, discredited yet highly influential pedagogical practices, the property lessons inherent in children's book ownership, and the emergence of childhood itself as a literary property. The nursery and schoolroom version of the social contract, Crain argues, underwrote children's entry not only into reading and writing but also into a world of commodity and property relations. Increasingly positioned as an indispensable form of cultural capital by the end of the eighteenth century, literacy became both the means and the symbol of children's newly recognized self-possession and autonomy. At the same time, as children's legal and economic status was changing, "childhood" emerged as an object of nostalgia for adults. Literature for children enacted the terms of children's self-possession, often with explicit references to property, contracts, or inheritances, and yet also framed adult longing for an imagined past called "childhood." Dozens of colorful illustrations chart the ways in which early literature for children was transformed into spectacle through new image technologies and a burgeoning marketplace that capitalized on nostalgic fantasies of childhood conflated with bowdlerized fantasies of history. Reading Children offers new terms for thinking about the imbricated and mutually constitutive histories of literacy, property, and childhood in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries that ground current anxieties and long-held beliefs about childhood and reading.


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The Child Reader, 1700-1840

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Publisher : Cambridge University Press
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ISBN 13 : 0521196442
Pages : 320 pages
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Download The Child Reader, 1700-1840 PDF Format Full Free by M. O. Grenby and published by Cambridge University Press. This book was released on 2011-02-17 with total page 320 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book is a major study of child readers and their reading habits in the period when children's literature first became established.


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Rereading Childhood Books

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ISBN 13 : 147429829X
Pages : 248 pages
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Download Rereading Childhood Books PDF Format Full Free by Alison Waller and published by Bloomsbury Publishing. This book was released on 2019-02-07 with total page 248 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Shortlisted for the ESSE book awards 2020, for Literatures in the English Language Childhood books play a special role in reading histories, providing touchstones for our future tastes and giving shape to our ongoing identities. Bringing the latest work in Memory Studies to bear on writers' memoirs, autobiographical accounts of reading, and interviews with readers, Rereading Childhood Books explores how adults remember, revisit, and sometimes forget, these significant books. Asking what it means to return to familiar works by well-known authors such as Lewis Carroll, C. S. Lewis and Enid Blyton, as well as popular and ephemeral material not often considered as part of the canon, Alison Waller develops a poetics of rereading and presents a new model for understanding lifelong reading. As such she reconceives the history of children's literature through the shared and individual experiences of the readers who carry these books with them throughout their lives.


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Story in Children's Lives: Contributions of the Narrative Mode to Early Childhood Development, Literacy, and Learning

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Publisher : Springer Nature
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ISBN 13 : 3030192660
Pages : 371 pages
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Download Story in Children's Lives: Contributions of the Narrative Mode to Early Childhood Development, Literacy, and Learning PDF Format Full Free by Kelli Jo Kerry-Moran and published by Springer Nature. This book was released on 2019-09-27 with total page 371 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book is based on the power of stories to support children in all areas of their lives. It examines the role narratives can play in encouraging growth in contexts and domains such as personal and family identity, creative movement, memory and self-concept, social relationships, or developing a sense of humor. Each chapter describes innovative and research-based applications of narratives such as movement stories, visual narratives to develop historical thinking, multimodal storytelling, bibliotherapy, mathematics stories, family stories, and social narratives. The chapters elaborate on the strength of narratives in supporting the whole child in diverse contexts from young children on the autism spectrum improving their social skills at school, to four- and five-year-olds developing historical thinking, to children who are refugees or asylum-seekers dealing with uncertainty and loss. Written by accomplished teachers, researchers, specialists, teaching artists and teacher educators from several countries and backgrounds, the book fills a gap in the literature on narratives. “...this work delves into the topic of narratives in young children’s lives with a breadth of topics and depth of study not found elsewhere.” “Collectively, the insights of the contributors build a convincing case for emphasizing story across the various disciplines and developmental domains of the early childhood years.” “The writing style is scholarly, yet accessible. Authors used a wide array of visual material to make their points clearer and show the reader what meaningful uses of story “look like”.” Mary Renck Jalongo, Journal and Book Series Editor Springer Indiana, PA, USA


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Little Buddhas

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Publisher : Oxford University Press
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ISBN 13 : 0199860262
Pages : 524 pages
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Download Little Buddhas PDF Format Full Free by Vanessa R. Sasson and published by Oxford University Press. This book was released on 2013 with total page 524 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Edited by Vanessa R. Sasson, Little Buddhas brings together a wide range of scholarship and expertise to address the question of what role children have played in Buddhist literature, in particular historical contexts, and their role in specific Buddhist contexts today.


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The Routledge History of Childhood in the Western World

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ISBN 13 : 1135121699
Pages : 536 pages
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Download The Routledge History of Childhood in the Western World PDF Format Full Free by Paula S. Fass and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2013-02-11 with total page 536 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Routledge History of Childhood in the Western World provides an important overview of the main themes surrounding the history of childhood in the West from antiquity to the present day. By broadly incorporating the research in the field of Childhood Studies, the book explores the major advances that have taken place in the past few decades in this crucial field.


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Re-Enchanted

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Publisher : U of Minnesota Press
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ISBN 13 : 1452959439
Pages : 328 pages
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Download Re-Enchanted PDF Format Full Free by Maria Sachiko Cecire and published by U of Minnesota Press. This book was released on 2019-12-17 with total page 328 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: From The Hobbit to Harry Potter, how fantasy harnesses the cultural power of magic, medievalism, and childhood to re-enchant the modern world Why are so many people drawn to fantasy set in medieval, British-looking lands? This question has immediate significance for millions around the world: from fans of Lord of the Rings, Narnia, Harry Potter, and Game of Thrones to those who avoid fantasy because of the racist, sexist, and escapist tendencies they have found there. Drawing on the history and power of children’s fantasy literature, Re-Enchanted argues that magic, medievalism, and childhood hold the paradoxical ability to re-enchant modern life. Focusing on works by authors such as J. R. R. Tolkien, C. S. Lewis, Susan Cooper, Philip Pullman, J. K. Rowling, and Nnedi Okorafor, Re-Enchanted uncovers a new genealogy for medievalist fantasy—one that reveals the genre to be as important to the history of English studies and literary modernism as it is to shaping beliefs across geographies and generations. Maria Sachiko Cecire follows children’s fantasy as it transforms over the twentieth and twenty-first centuries—including the rise of diverse counternarratives and fantasy’s move into “high-brow” literary fiction. Grounded in a combination of archival scholarship and literary and cultural analysis, Re-Enchanted argues that medievalist fantasy has become a psychologized landscape for contemporary explorations of what it means to grow up, live well, and belong. The influential “Oxford School” of children’s fantasy connects to key issues throughout this book, from the legacies of empire and racial exclusion in children’s literature to what Christmas magic tells us about the roles of childhood and enchantment in Anglo-American culture. Re-Enchanted engages with critical debates around what constitutes high and low culture during moments of crisis in the humanities, political and affective uses of childhood and the mythological past, the anxieties of modernity, and the social impact of racially charged origin stories.


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Our Mythical Childhood... The Classics and Literature for Children and Young Adults

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Publisher : BRILL
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ISBN 13 : 9004335374
Pages : 544 pages
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Download Our Mythical Childhood... The Classics and Literature for Children and Young Adults PDF Format Full Free by and published by BRILL. This book was released on 2016-11-07 with total page 544 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In The CLassics and Children's Literature between West and East a team of contributors from different continents offers a survey of the reception of Classical Antiquity in children’s and young adults’ literature by applying regional perspectives.


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Reading the Child in Children's Literature

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ISBN 13 : 1137322365
Pages : 248 pages
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Download Reading the Child in Children's Literature PDF Format Full Free by David Rudd and published by Bloomsbury Publishing. This book was released on 2017-09-16 with total page 248 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: An essential text that provides students with a dynamic, sophisticated and controversial look at the critical representation of the child in children's literature, arguing for a more open and eclectic approach: one that celebrates the diverse power, appeal and possibilities of children's literature. Drawing on psychoanalytically informed perspectives, David Rudd shows students how theory can be both exciting and liberating. This is a thought-provoking supplementary text for modules on Children's literature or literary theory which may be offered at the upper levels of an undergraduate literature degree. In addition it is a stimulating resource for advanced students who may be studying children's literature or literary theory as part of a taught postgraduate degree in literature.


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Branding with Powerful Stories: The Villains, Victims, and Heroes Model

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Publisher : ABC-CLIO
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ISBN 13 : 1440864780
Pages : 204 pages
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Download Branding with Powerful Stories: The Villains, Victims, and Heroes Model PDF Format Full Free by Greg Stone and published by ABC-CLIO. This book was released on 2018-12-07 with total page 204 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Whether you are branding your company, your product, your service, or yourself, learn to boost the power of your story and convey a compelling message in any setting by incorporating villains, victims, and heroes. • Provides a blueprint for constructing a story that will connect narrator and listener through the scientifically proven effect of neural coupling • Emphasizes the importance of personal authenticity in effective storytelling • Provides abundant tips on emotional branding, writing, rhetoric, vocalization, pacing, graphics, body language, breathing, and above all, creating drama • Applies to a broad array of applications and settings, such as job interviews, ad campaigns, and professional presentations


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Twenty-First-Century Children's Gothic

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Publisher : Edinburgh University Press
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ISBN 13 : 1474430201
Pages : 192 pages
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Download Twenty-First-Century Children's Gothic PDF Format Full Free by Chloe Germaine Buckley and published by Edinburgh University Press. This book was released on 2018-01-09 with total page 192 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Brings Ben Jonson to the twenty-first century by reading Volpone through psychoanalysis, poststructuralism and Marxism


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Modern Children's Literature

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ISBN 13 : 1137365013
Pages : 304 pages
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Download Modern Children's Literature PDF Format Full Free by Catherine Butler and published by Bloomsbury Publishing. This book was released on 2014-12-12 with total page 304 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: An established introductory textbook that provides students with a guide to developments in children's literature over time and across genres. This stimulating collection of critical essays written by a team of subject experts explores key British, American and Australian works, from picture books and texts for younger children, through to graphic novels and young adult fiction. It combines accessible close readings of children's texts with informed examinations of genres, issues and critical contexts, making it an essential practical book for students. This is an ideal core text for dedicated modules on Children's literature which may be offered at the upper levels of an undergraduate literature or education degree. In addition it is a crucial resource for students who may be studying children's literature for the first time as part of a taught postgraduate degree in literature or education. New to this Edition: - Revised and updated throughout in light of recent children's books and the latest research - Includes new coverage of key topics such as canon formation, fantasy and technology - Features an essay on children's poetry by the former Children's Laureate, Michael Rosen


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De-constructing Dahl

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Publisher : Cambridge Scholars Publishing
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ISBN 13 : 1443887552
Pages : 205 pages
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Download De-constructing Dahl PDF Format Full Free by Laura Viñas Valle and published by Cambridge Scholars Publishing. This book was released on 2016-01-14 with total page 205 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This is the first single-authored monograph on Roald Dahl since 1994. Remarkably, in spite of Dahl’s commercial success, and the divided opinions he generates, very little scholarly work on the author has been produced. In the light of sociocultural constructivist theory, De-constructing Dahl focuses on the critical context, texts and paratexts that make up the packaging of “Dahl.” It offers the first thorough overview of the criticism and the language employed to discuss Dahl since the 1970s, the difficulties that using such language entails, and how it still permeates current criticism. It delves into the relationship between Dahl’s children’s and adult fiction by drawing comparisons and contrasts and exploring the common traits and patterns that bring his whole work together. It also examines how Dahl constructed himself as a children’s writer; how his publishing house and allies contribute to mediating and sustaining the Dahl public persona; the ways that marketing strategies are responsible for the identity of his books; and how editorial decisions about the age range, and, therefore, how the classification of a manuscript as a book for children or for adults constructs particular ideas of what “children’s literature” is, and what is considered “appropriate” or “unsuitable” for children to read.


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Fairy Tales in Contemporary American Culture

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ISBN 13 : 1793612781
Pages : 180 pages
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Download Fairy Tales in Contemporary American Culture PDF Format Full Free by Kate Christine Moore Koppy and published by . This book was released on 2021-02-15 with total page 180 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In Fairy Tales in Contemporary American Culture: How We Hate to Love Them, Kate Koppy shows that fairy tales have become a key part of the American secular scripture by analyzing contemporary fairy tale texts as both new versions in a particular tale type and as wholly new fairy-tale pastiches.


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The Growth of a Storyteller

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ISBN 13 : 1000602613
Pages : 164 pages
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Download The Growth of a Storyteller PDF Format Full Free by Trisha Lee and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2022-07-11 with total page 164 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This sequel to the bestselling Princesses, Dragons and Helicopter Stories reveals the positive impact the storytelling and story acting curriculum of Vivian Gussin Paley has on young children’s literacy, communication and confidence. Telling the story of three years of classroom-based research with children aged two to seven, it shows the Helicopter Stories approach in action, capturing the children’s development as storytellers and their delight at having their stories listened to, scribed and acted out. In each chapter Trisha Lee’s passion for children’s unique voices shines through as she shares and reflects on the children’s stories, paying each of them the same respect as would normally be bestowed on adult writers. Exploring the importance of story in children’s lives, the book: Examines the cognitive and developmental impact of implementing a Helicopter Stories approach over an extended time period Analyses the stories told by children using the story structure of the Hero’s Journey, and the seven basic plot types Explores how and why stories connect with us including children’s innate ability to empathise with the hero from a very young age Includes rich case studies of children at different ages and developmental stages including those with additional needs Offering a fascinating insight into how Helicopter Stories work in practice and addressing the frequently asked questions about the benefits of using this approach, The Growth of a Storyteller is valuable reading for anyone interested in storytelling and story acting with their children.


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What the Ballad Knows

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ISBN 13 : 0190885491
Pages : 296 pages
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Download What the Ballad Knows PDF Format Full Free by Adrian Daub and published by Oxford University Press. This book was released on 2022 with total page 296 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In What the Ballad Knows, author Adrian Daub elucidates the complex relationship between ballads and nationalism in 19th century German culture.