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

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9780675211444: Through the Eyes of a Child: An Introduction to Children's Literature

For courses in Children's Literature. From one of the best-known authors in the field, this is the number one core text for children's literature, known for comprehensive coverage of available children's literature. With its accessible and interesting language, it has become one of the most respected sources for introducing students to children's literature. Its unique two-part genre chapters-one part content and one part methods-allows instructors to teach all content, all methods, or a combination. The visual appeal is guaranteed with illustrations from favorite full-color children's books in their original colors, and art from real children. Every copy comes with The New Advocate journal and a dual platform CD-ROM referencing 300 children's literature titles.

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The premier text in the field in an exciting new edition! This text's trademark enthusiastic style, attention to detail, and two-part genre chapters have won it a large and devoted following. Presenting material in accessible, interesting language students respond to, its unique format allows instructors to teach all content, all methods, or any combination of the two that is appropriate for their students. Material focuses on current, proven approaches to teaching such as the literature-based reading approach and the use of literature to encourage children's responses to reading. This text's visual appeal is guaranteed by the use of a wealth of illustrations from favorite full-color children's books in their original colors...and by a fresh, interesting layout featuring the art of real children that keeps students reading and enjoying the process of learning about children's books first page to last.

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One of the most respected, comprehensive sources on available children's literature. Surveys the history of children' literature, explores the child's response to literature, and explains how to evaluate and select literature for children. Features unique two-part genre chapters -- one part content and one part methods. Covers artists and their illustrations, picture books, traditional literature, modern fantasy, poetry, contemporary realistic fiction, historical fiction, multicultural literature, and nonfiction (biographies and informational books). Contains illustrations from favorite full-color children's books (in their original colors), and art from real children. Features guest editorials by authors and illustrators; flashbacks of historical events, works, and people; and a section on multicultural literature in every chapter. Provides a dual-platform CD-ROM with annotated reference information on the more than 3000 children's literature titles listed in the book. For anyone interested in children's literature.

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