How Picturebooks Work.Material type: TextSeries: eBooks on DemandChildren''s Literature and Culture: Publisher: Hoboken : Taylor and Francis, 2006Description: 1 online resource (313 p.)ISBN: 9781136771446Subject(s): Picture books for children | Picture books for childrenGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: How Picturebooks WorkDDC classification: 741.6/42 | 741.642 LOC classification: PN1009.A1 N56Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
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Cover; How Picturebooks Work; Copyright; Contents; Series Editor's Foreword; Acknowledgments; Illustration Acknowledgments; Introduction; Chapter 1. Whose Book Is It?; Chapter 2. Setting; Chapter 3. Characterization; Chapter 4. Narrative Perspective; Chapter 5. Time and Movement; Chapter 6. Mimesis and Modality; Chapter 7. Figurative Language, Metafiction, and Intertext; Chapter 8. Picturebook Paratexts; Conclusion; Bibliography; Index of Names; Index of Titles; Subject Index
First Published in 2006. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
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CHOICE ReviewAlmost 20 books have been published in the "Children's Literature and Culture" series edited by Jack Zipes, and Nikolajeva and Scott are well established in the discipline. Most picture-book studies focus on text rather than the illustrations--discussing subject matter, the depiction of society, ideological values, and adult control rather than the dynamics of the picture-book form. Perry Nodelman's Words about Pictures (CH, Jul'89) remains one of the most important works on picture books, with its focus on extracting information from particular pictures. The present title emphasizes "extracting a meaning out of the interaction of pictures and words." Looking at European and American picture books, the authors analyze this "counterpoint" in detail and establish a typology of picture books to aid their discussion. Chapters discuss author-illustrator teams, setting, characterization, narrative, perspective, figurative language, and picture-book paratexts. Though the lack of color plates is a serious handicap in such a book, and some readers may quibble about the black-and-white illustrations selected, this is a welcome addition to the serious study of children's literature and a must for any institution with programs in children's studies. Includes thorough annotations and a complete bibliography. Upper-division undergraduates through faculty. G. B. Cross Eastern Michigan University
Author notes provided by SyndeticsMaria Nikolajeva is Associate Professor of Comparative Literature at both Stockholm University and Åbo Academy University.
Carole Scott is Professor of English and Former Dean of Undergraduate Studies at San Diego State University. She supervises the Graduate Specialization in Children's Literature at SDSU.