The Art of Place in Literature for Children and Young Adults : How Locale Shapes a Story.

This book examines the fairy-tale as a significant influence on place in the literature. The rapid development of children's fiction in the nineteenth century occurred shortly after the widespread circulation of fairy tales. Fairy tales are a particularly concrete, visual, and cinematic form of...

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Bibliographic Details
Main Author: Dewan, Pauline.
Format: Book
Published: Lewiston : Edwin Mellen Press, 2010.
Online Access:CONNECT
Table of Contents:
  • Introduction: place in children's literature
  • Wondrous landscapes: the art of the fairy-tale setting
  • The journey through life: the road, the path, the way
  • Enclosed spaces: gardens, islands, valleys
  • The sylvan landscape: trees, forests, jungles
  • The magical built world: castles, palaces, enchanted cities
  • Below the surface: caves, mines, underground places
  • Liminal places: borderlines and thresholds.