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Art, narrative and childhood

By: Bearne, Eve(Edited by) Styles, Morag(Edited by)

1858562635 / 9781858562636
Out of print
23 cm 208 p.
postgraduate  Learn More research & professional undergraduate

What determines the nature and style of the literature and pictures produced for children, and how do children respond?

This volume reviews contemporary conceptions of visual texts and explores what will be understood as visual literacy in the future.

Drawn from an international conference in Cambridge in 2000, the contributions range from Aboriginal visual narratives to European artists' sketchbooks to children's "classics" such as "Alice in Wonderland", new "classics" and media texts.

The enduring appeal of humour is discussed, as manifest in comics, poetry and popular fiction such as the Dr Seuss books.

Children's voices are also here, offering sophisticated views of pictorial texts and revealing new possibilities about what reading might come to mean.


AKLB Illustration, DSB Literary studies: general, DSY Children’s & teenage literature studies, JNC Educational psychology

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