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Critical Approaches to Children's Literature

Alternating Narratives in Fiction for Young Readers

Twice Upon a Time

Authors: Nodelman, Perry

  • Offers a new perspective on narrative theory from a world-class expert in the field of Children's Literature
    Takes alternative narration as its sole subject - the first book to do so
    Covers a wide range of novels from several continents

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About this book

This book is about the implications of novels for young readers that tell their stories by alternating between different narrative lines focused on different characters. It asks: if you make sense of fiction by identifying with one main character, how do you handle two or more of them? Do novels with alternating narratives diverge from longstanding conventions and represent a significant change in literature for young readers? If not, how do these novels manage to operate within the parameters of those conventions? This book considers answers to these questions by means of a series of close readings that explore the structural, educational and ideological implications of a variety of American, British, Canadian and Australian novels for children and for young adults. 

About the authors

Perry Nodelman is Professor Emeritus at the University of Winnipeg, Canada, and the author of three previous books and around 150 essays in academic journals on various aspects of children's literature. He is the 2015 recipient of International Grimm Award for Research in Children’s Literature.

Table of contents (9 chapters)

  • Alternating Narratives: An Introduction

    Nodelman, Perry

    Pages 1-20

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  • Alternating Narratives as Puzzles

    Nodelman, Perry

    Pages 21-41

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  • Alternating Narratives and Represented Writing

    Nodelman, Perry

    Pages 43-66

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  • Fictional Collage as Alternating Narratives

    Nodelman, Perry

    Pages 67-87

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  • Distance Education: The Readerly Effects of Alternating Narratives

    Nodelman, Perry

    Pages 89-120

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eBook 74,96 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-50817-7
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  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover 93,59 €
price for Spain (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-50816-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
  • The final prices may differ from the prices shown due to specifics of VAT rules
Softcover 93,59 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-84498-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
  • The final prices may differ from the prices shown due to specifics of VAT rules
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Alternating Narratives in Fiction for Young Readers
Book Subtitle
Twice Upon a Time
Authors
Series Title
Critical Approaches to Children's Literature
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-50817-7
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-50817-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-50816-0
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-84498-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 249
Topics