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The Art of Place in Literature for Children and Young Adults

How Locale Shapes a Story



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The Art of Place in Literature for Children and Young Adults by Pauline Dewan
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Fairy tales are a particularly concrete, visual, and cinematic form of writing in which location plays a significant role. This book examines the significance of place in children's literature. It demonstrates how children's authors use fictional landscapes to create compelling texts.

Table of Contents

Preface by Ruth Bottigheimer; Acknowledgements; 1. Introduction: Place in Children's Literature; 2. Wondrous Landscapes: The Art of the Fairy-Tale Setting; 3. The Journey through Life: The Road, the Path, the Way; 4. Enclosed Spaces: Gardens, Islands, Valleys; 5. The Sylvan Landscape: Trees, Forests, Jungles; 6. The Magical Built World: Castles, Palaces, Enchanted Cities; 7. Below the Surface: Caves, Mines, Underground Places; 8. Liminal Places: Borderlines and Thresholds; Notes; Bibliography; Index.
Release date Australia
April 12th, 2010
Country of Publication
United States
Edwin Mellen Press Ltd
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