This book is based on the belief that deep subject knowledge of language and literature provides a foundation for effective teaching and learning. It provides a comprehensive guide to the range of genres and characteristic features of English language fiction written for children. It will help readers to develop their understanding of literature within social, cultural and political reading practices; extend their knowledge of language features and conventions of different genres; and develop skills in analytical and critical reading.
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Nikki Gamble is Associate Consultant at the Institute of Education in London. She is the founder and Director of Write Away! and of the Just Imagine Story Centre.Review:
′[T]his book provides a comprehensive and readable exploration of the topic of children′s literature for both the specialist and the interested general reader′ - Literacy
′[This] book covers everything from picture books to poetry and every conceivable kind of fiction and informs all key stages. It gives children′s literature the deserved courtesy of reading it in the context of modern critical theory...[and] guides us brilliantly through the riches of literacy experience as learning′ - English Drama Media
′This book is primarily designed for student teachers and gives an excellent overview of the wide range of texts that children can and should be expected to encounter in school...It is a fascinating read for those of us who continue to be interested in children′s literature′ - Speaking English
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Book Description SAGE Publications Ltd, 2008. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P111412930138
Book Description SAGE Publications Ltd, 2008. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 2nd. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX1412930138