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Characters in Children's Literature by
Publication Date: 1997-07-01
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Characters in Children's Literature - Ref PN 1009 .A1 J66 1997
Entries are alphabetical by author, then title, and begin with a discussion of plot and theme. The well-written, concise selections then continue with interpretations of motivation, conflict, relationships, transformations, and contribution to plot development for both major and minor characters.
International Companion Encyclopedia of Children's Literature - Ref PN 1008.5 .I57 2004
Includes essays covering theory and critical approaches, genres, the context of children's book production (e.g. publishing, censorship, story-telling) applications (e.g. developmental stages of reading, bibliotherapy, education and librarianship) as well as country surveys of literature written for children, including many non-western countries.
Oxford Companion to Children's Literature - Ref PN 1008.5 .C37 1984
This handbook is a place to find quick information on authors, characters, and topics such as "books of instruction" and "chapbooks." It is particularly helpful for historical topics.
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