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Modern Children's Literature: An Introduction

Hunt, Peter; Mendlesohn, Farah; Rudd, David; Graham, Judith; Rosen, Michael; Pearson, Lucy; Pinsent, Pat; Lathey, Gillian; Butler, Catherine; Bramwell, Peter; Sainsbury, Lisa; Shakeshaft, Richard; Nikolajeva, Maria


Peter Hunt

Farah Mendlesohn

David Rudd

Judith Graham

Michael Rosen

Lucy Pearson

Pat Pinsent

Gillian Lathey

Catherine Butler

Peter Bramwell

Lisa Sainsbury

Richard Shakeshaft

Maria Nikolajeva


Catherine Butler

Kimberley Reynolds


Modern children's literature is currently receiving much public and critical attention. Organized to show developments in children's literature over time and across genres, this introductory guide looks at key British, American and Australian works, from picture books and texts for younger children, through to graphic novels and young adult fiction. Each chapter applies specific critical approaches, supported by explanatory boxed material and suggestions for further reading. The second edition of this established, classic text has been thoroughly revised, updated and expanded to reflect current issues in the field. It features new chapters by leading names on key topics such as canon formation, psychoanalytic approaches, fantasy, and technology, and includes an essay on children's poetry by the former Children's Laureate, Michael Rosen.


Hunt, P., Mendlesohn, F., Rudd, D., Graham, J., Rosen, M., Pearson, L., …Nikolajeva, M. (2014). C. Butler, & K. Reynolds (Eds.), Modern Children's Literature: An Introduction. London: Palgrave Macmillan

Book Type Authored Book
Publication Date Dec 1, 2014
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
ISBN 9781137364715
Keywords children's literature
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