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This critical ethnography of school libraries contributes to the study of the politics of literacy at the elementary school level as well as provides an interesting case study of "border crossing." The book interrogates two accounts of social reproduction and…

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The Phoenix Award of the Children's Literature Association International (ChLA), begun in 1985, is given to the author of a children's book first published twenty years earlier that did not win a major award then but is deemed worthy of special recognition for…

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Smith offers an in-depth discussion of British fantasy literature from its origins in the 18th century through 1990, juxtaposing its evolution against the background of social, cultural, and educational developments in Great Britain. She categorizes the fantasy…

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This new publication, the seventh in the series, includes fairy tales, folk tales, fables, myths, and legends. The major change in this edition is that each entry (author, title, or subject) gives the exact source; no longer is the location found only under the…

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Myth, legend, and folklore have been entrenched in children's literature for several centuries and continue to be popular. Some of the most ancient traditional tales still extant come from the Celtic cultures of France and the British Isles, whose languages are…

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Between 1690 and 1715, well over one hundred literary fairy tales appeared in France, two-thirds of them written by women. The first part of this book situates the rise of this genre within the literary and historical context of late-seventeenth-century France,…

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This book looks at the changing shape of children's literature in English from the 18th to the 20th century. Susan Ang examines the dialectic between "enclosure" and "exposure," control and freedom of both fictional child and child reader, and how the balance of…

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This continuation of the acclaimed guide for 1989 summarizes the number of awards a given book, author, and publisher received during both 1990 and 1991. Covering books written and published in English-speaking countries throughout the world, the authors provide…

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In this study, feminist theories and insights from new discourses on female adolescence are employed in analyzing the discourses and cultural scripts used in telling stories about the relationship between teenage daughters and mothers in young adult novels and in…

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In this collection of essays, authorities on a wide range of topics related to science fiction discuss themes and particular works of special interest to young readers. The chapters cover the founding works of science fiction for young readers, specific authors…

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A supplement to Joyce Shields' Make It (1975), this is an index to over 35,000 projects detailed in 450 English-language titles published from January 1974 through May 1987, Make It-II incorporates handicraft projects in needleworking, electronics, woodworking,…

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This is the fifth supplement in the classic reference series begun by Mary Huse Eastman in 1926. Ireland and Sprug analyze 262 collections published between 1978 and 1986, with some 2,000 subject headings, plus copious cross-references. Many new headings are…