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The Oxford Handbook of Children's Literature

Edited by Lynne Vallone and Julia Mickenberg

Volume 1, issue Published in print March 2011 | ISBN: 9780195379785
Published online September 2012 | | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/oxfordhb/9780195379785.001.0001

Series: Oxford Handbooks

The Oxford Handbook of Children's Literature

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The Oxford Handbook of Children's Literature provides a grounding in this field through a selection of original interdisciplinary essays on canonical and popular works in the Anglo-American tradition. Twenty-six essays address theoretical, historical, sociological, and critical issues through analyses of classic novels such as Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, Anne of Green Gables, and The Swiss Family Robinson; early educational and religious works such as The New England Primer and Froggy's Little Brother; picture books, comics, and graphic novels such as Millions of Cats, Peanuts, and American Born Chinese; early readers, including The Cat in the Hat and the Frog and Toad; newer children's classics such as Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry and Are You There, God? It's Me, Margaret, the Harry Potter series and the His Dark Materials trilogy; and works of poetry and drama, including The Dream Keeper and Peter Pan. Other media, such as the classic album Free to Be... You and Me Me and the generation-defining cartoon film Dumbo, are also addressed. An editors' introduction sets the stage by reviewing the field's history, foundational scholarship, and critical trends.

Keywords: Anglo-American literature; classic novels; picture books; comics; graphic novels; Peanuts; Harry Potter; children's poetry; Peter Pan; Dumbo

Book.  608 pages. 

Subjects: Literature

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Introduction in The Oxford Handbook of Children's Literature

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Randall Jarrell’s <i>The Bat-Poet</i> in The Oxford Handbook of Children's Literature

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Blending Genres and Crossing Audiences in The Oxford Handbook of Children's Literature

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Wanda’s Wonderland in The Oxford Handbook of Children's Literature

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<i>Dumbo</i>, Disney, and Difference in The Oxford Handbook of Children's Literature

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Redrawing the Comic-Strip Child in The Oxford Handbook of Children's Literature

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