First Edition   ©2013

Reading Children's Literature

A Critical Introduction

Carrie Hintz , Eric Tribunella

  • ISBN-10: 0-312-60848-9; ISBN-13: 978-0-312-60848-4

Read children's literature happily — but critically — ever after

Informed by recent scholarship and interest in cultural studies and critical theory, Reading Children's Literature: A Critical Introduction is a compact core text that introduces students to the historical contexts, genres, and issues of children's literature. A beautifully designed and illustrated supplement to the individual literary works assigned, it provides helpful apparatus that makes it a complete resource for working with children's literature both during and after the course. View the flyer.
"For the first time ever I would actually consider using a textbook for my children's literature course...This text's valuable contribution is that it gives students a sense of the breadth of history and the sweep of critical issues in the children's literature field. As such it will be important to both students of literature and pre-service teachers seeking to understand the way writing for young people has evolved."

— Megan Norcia, SUNY Brockport