Literature For Children: A Short Introduction

January 26, 2018|
Literature For Children: A Short Introduction by David Russell
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For courses in children’s literature.


An accessible, concise, and engaging text on children’s literature with full-color illustrations

Inviting and brief, Literature for Children: A Short Introduction, 9th Edition provides a solid understanding of the foundations of children’s literature across genres, from picture books to folk literature. In his usual engaging style, author David Russell stresses that teachers need to first appreciate literature in order to teach it effectively. The text’s user-friendly format includes a wealth of real examples and its thoughtful presentation allows students to spend more time reading actual children’s books. Substantially revised with full-color illustrations and a new organization, the 9th Edition incorporates a variety of updates, providing a more streamlined introduction to the elements, genres, and themes in children’s literature.

David L. Russell is a professor of English at Ferris State University in Big Rapids, Michigan, where he teaches children’s literature and folk literature. He is the author of Patricia MacLachlan and Scott O’Dell, both published by Twayne Publishers, as well as Stuart Academic Drama: An Edition of Three University Plays by...
Title:Literature For Children: A Short Introduction
Product dimensions:384 pages, 9.25 X 7.5 X 0.5 in
Shipping dimensions:384 pages, 9.25 X 7.5 X 0.5 in
Published:January 26, 2018
Publisher:Pearson Education
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9780134800455

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