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Characters in Children’s Literature
Hardcover (no d.j.)
Raymond E. Jones. Characters are the life-force of children’s fiction. They perform actions, evoke emotions, & generate themes, making children’s fiction entertaining, moving, memorable, & meaningful. This volume offers critical introductions to more than 1700 characters from 230 works of fiction. These works originate primarily in the U.S., Great Britain, Australia, & Canada, but a few were pub. in other countries & were translated into English. This volume is aimed primarily at teachers & librarians who work with children, but it is also designed as an aid for scholars of lit. & pop culture, for post-secondary educators, training librarians & teachers, & for students who wish to learn more about children’s lit. Over 100 illustrations from children’s books accompany the text.
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