The York Notes Companion to Children’s Literature explores the literature and criticism of a long-established genre, from fairy tales and early didactic literature through to the classics of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries and the modern day. Examining key texts such as Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, Swallows and Amazons, Where the Wild Things Are and The Cat in the Hat, the Companion offers close analysis of texts in detailed commentaries, and guides students through key literary theories and debates. Connecting texts to their historical and scholarly contexts, this is essential reading for any student of children's literature.
About the authors: Lucy Pearson has taught a range of Children’s Literature courses at Newcastle University, where she is a research collaborator with Seven Stories, Newcastle University’s Centre for Children’s Literature.
Peter Hunt is a Visiting Professor at Newcastle University and Professor Emeritus at Cardiff University.
York Notes Companions have been designed specifically for undergraduates and contain a wealth of detailed discussion, analysis and critical readings of key texts.
Each York Notes Companion provides:
York Notes Companions: Texts, Contexts, Connections