Through the Eyes of a Child: An Introduction to Children's Literature

Hardcover | March 9, 2010

byDonna E. Norton, Saundra Norton

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No text better prepares you for evaluating, choosing, and sharing quality children’s literature than Through the Eyes of a Child: An Introduction to Children’s Literature. This streamlined eighth edition continues to provide a visually stunning, theoretically sound, comprehensive overview of children’s literature. Sharpened focus on contemporary issues in the field, deepened coverage of biography and informational books, and newly integrated technology give this new edition added relevance in the changing field. In addition to the text's contemporary and valuable information on literature for younger readers, some of the brightest stars of children’s literature lend their talents to the new edition, providing insight into the craft and addressing the changing needs of middle grades readers.

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No text better prepares you for evaluating, choosing, and sharing quality children’s literature than Through the Eyes of a Child: An Introduction to Children’s Literature. This streamlined eighth edition continues to provide a visually stunning, theoretically sound, comprehensive overview of children’s literature. Sharpened focus on co...

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No text better prepares you for evaluating, choosing, and sharing quality children’s literature than Through the Eyes of a Child: An Introduction to Children’s Literature. This streamlined eighth edition continues to provide a visually stunning, theoretically sound, comprehensive overview of children’s literature. Sharpened focus on co...

Following the completion of her doctorate at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, Donna E. Norton joined the College of Education faculty at Texas A&M University where she now holds the rank of professor emerita. She taught courses in children’s literature, language arts, and reading. Dr. Norton is the recipient of the Texas A&M Facul...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:640 pages, 11.13 × 8.87 × 1.14 inPublished:March 9, 2010Publisher:Pearson EducationLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:013702875X

ISBN - 13:9780137028757

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Table of Contents

  1. The Child Responds to Literature
  2. The History of Children's Literature
  3. Evaluating ane Selecting Literature for Children
  4. Artists and Their Illustrations
  5. Picture Books
  6. Traditional Literature
  7. Modern Fantasy
  8. Poetry
  9. Contemporary Realistic Fiction
  10. Historical Fiction
  11. Biographies
  12. Informational Books

Editorial Reviews

In comparison to the children's literature books on the market, this book rises above the others in every aspect! This is a remarkable book. Nancy Thornberry, Texas A&M University   This book provides a great reference and resource for teachers and those who will be teaching. Daniel Holm, Indiana Univeristy, South Bend   The teaching recommendations and literature suggestions are superb! Ruth A. Oswald, University of Akron