International Companion Encyclopedia of Children's Literature

Author: Peter Hunt

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 113443684X

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 1416

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Children's literature continues to be one of the most rapidly expanding and exciting of interdisciplinary academic studies, of interest to anyone concerned with literature, education, internationalism, childhood or culture in general. The second edition of Peter Hunt's bestselling International Companion Encyclopedia of Children's Literature offers comprehensive coverage of the subject across the world, with substantial, accessible, articles by specialists and world-ranking experts. Almost everything is here, from advanced theory to the latest practice – from bibliographical research to working with books and children with special needs. This edition has been expanded and includes over fifty new articles. All of the other articles have been updated, substantially revised or rewritten, or have revised bibliographies. New topics include Postcolonialism, Comparative Studies, Ancient Texts, Contemporary Children's Rhymes and Folklore, Contemporary Comics, War, Horror, Series Fiction, Film, Creative Writing, and 'Crossover' literature. The international section has been expanded to reflect world events, and now includes separate articles on countries such as the Baltic states, the Czech and Slovak Republics, Iran, Korea, Mexico and Central America, Slovenia, and Taiwan.
Posted in Literary Criticism

The Oxford Dictionary of Quotations

Author: Oxford University Press,TME.

Publisher: Oxford [England] : Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780198601739

Category: Reference

Page: 1136

View: 4993

More than twenty thousand quotations from every era and location are combined in a comprehensive reference that also encompasses details of the earliest traceable source, birth and death dates, and career briefs for each entry, as well as a thematic and k
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The Oxford Dictionary of Proverbs

Author: Jennifer Speake

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0198734905

Category: Reference

Page: 416

View: 2386

This unique and authoritative dictionary contains over 1,100 of the most widely used proverbs in English, utilizing the latest research from Oxford Dictionaries to source them. This edition has been thoroughly revised and updated, broadening the cultural range of the proverbs selected, and covering sayings of international origins. With a strong emphasis on concisely explaining the meaning of the proverbs described, the dictionary also provides additional examples of usage, and includes a fascinating history for many entries. Arranged in A-Z order and with a useful thematic index, A Dictionary of Proverbs is ideal for browsing and perfectly suited for quick reference. Look up your old favourites, learn punchy new expressions to get your point across, and find the answer to that crossword clue. It is never too late to learn: find proverbs relevant to every aspect of life in this entertaining and informative collection.
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Read All About It

Author: Stephen Thorne

Publisher: EDUCatt - Ente per il diritto allo studio universitario dell'Università Cattolica

ISBN: 8867806386

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: N.A

View: 4566

Read All About It, Study materials for the Oral Examination
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Saturday Review

Politics, Literature, Science and Art

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: N.A

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The Athenæum

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

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Page: N.A

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The Athenaeum

A Journal of Literature, Science, the Fine Arts, Music, and the Drama

Author: James Silk Buckingham,John Sterling,Frederick Denison Maurice,Henry Stebbing,Charles Wentworth Dilke,Thomas Kibble Hervey,William Hepworth Dixon,Norman Maccoll,Vernon Horace Rendall,John Middleton Murry

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

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Children's Literature

A Guide to Information Sources

Author: Margaret W. Denman-West

Publisher: Libraries Unlimited

ISBN: 9781563084485

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 187

View: 8598

Lists works of fiction, juvenile series, poetry, and drama suitable for children's libraries
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Brno Studies in English

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: English philology

Page: N.A

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Book Smart

How to Develop and Support Successful, Motivated Readers

Author: Anne E. Cunningham PhD,Jamie Zibulsky PhD

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199384002

Category: Psychology

Page: 504

View: 9680

Authored by two passionate psychologists and educators, Book Smart: How to Develop and Support Successful, Motivated Readers is a how-to guide rich with stories, lessons, activities, and ideas aimed at supporting reading development and addressing the broad range of interpersonal, social, emotional, and motivational skills that can be fostered by reading with young children. The early chapters in this book will help you get your child ready for school and ready to read, and the later chapters will help you foster your child's lifelong love of reading. Throughout the book, the authors also provide tips for building a special bond with your child through reading together, from giving appropriate praise to modeling persistence. Perhaps most importantly, this book serves as a guide along the path to raising an independent reader. This journey begins with a discussion of oral language and early reading skills and then moves into early writing attempts, story comprehension, general knowledge development, and social-emotional growth. This book will help parents bring the joy of reading into the home.
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The Life of R. H. Tawney

Socialism and History

Author: Lawrence Goldman

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1780936125

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 224

View: 7539

R. H. Tawney was the most influential theorist and exponent of socialism in Britain in the 20th century and also a leading historian. Based on papers deposited at the London School of Economics including a collection of personal material previously held by his family, this book provides the first detailed biography. Lawrence Goldman shows that to understand Tawney's work it is necessary to understand his life. This biography takes a broadly chronological approach, and uses this framework to examine major themes, including Tawney's political thought and historical writings. Tawney was the most representative of Labour's intellectuals as well as the most influential, and the contradictions he embodied are evident in the general history of British socialism.
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How to Read the New Testament

Author: Etienne Charpentier

Publisher: Hymns Ancient and Modern Ltd

ISBN: 9780334020561

Category: Religion

Page: 128

View: 2990

Bestselling illustrated introduction to the New Testament which enables readers to find their way around and come back for more.
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Oxford Illustrated Shakespeare Dictionary

Author: David Crystal,Ben Crystal

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780192737502

Category: Drama

Page: 352

View: 3434

The Oxford Illustrated Shakespeare Dictionary is the first of its kind, a brand new illustrated alphabetical dictionary of all the words and meanings students of Shakespeare need to know. Every word has an example sentence selected from the twelve most studied plays including Macbeth, Hamlet, Romeo and Juliet, A Midsummer Night's Dream, and Henry V. Usage notes and theatre notes provide additional background to Shakespearean times and the performance of his plays. Further support is provided by language panels on select topics like the humors, swearing, and stage directions, and full-color illustrated thematic spreads on special feature topics from clothes and armor to music and recreation. The dictionary is easy to use with its clear signposting, accessible design, and expertly levelled contemporary look and feel. It is the perfect support for a better understanding of Shakespeare, created by renowned authors Professor David Crystal and actor Ben Crystal, a father and son team who combine for the first time the academic and the theatre, bringing together language, literature, and lexicography in this unique Shakespeare dictionary of global appeal.
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Oxford A-Z of English Usage

Author: Jeremy Butterfield

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780199231539

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 172

View: 6509

Readers and writers of all levels will find the Oxford A-Z of English Usage essential. Based on Oxford's world-leading dictionary research programs and contemporary language monitoring, and giving examples of real usage, this book provides the essential information about usage and correct English that is needed on a day-to-day basis. It contains over 600 entries on common issues of uncertainty and confusion, and more than 20 special feature articles on specific topics such as hyphenation or the use of Latin plurals.
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Fastest, Highest, Strongest

A Critique of High-Performance Sport

Author: Rob Beamish,Ian Ritchie

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135987092

Category: Political Science

Page: 208

View: 6741

Fastest, Highest, Strongest presents a comprehensive challenge to the dominant orthodoxy concerning the use of performance-enhancing drugs in sport. Examining the political and economic transformation of the Olympic Movement during the twentieth century, the authors argue that the realities of modern sport require a serious reassessment of current policies, in particular the ban on the use of certain substances and practices. The book includes detailed discussion of: * The historical importance of World War II and the Cold War in the development of a high-performance culture in sport * The changing Olympic project: from amateurism to a fully professionalized approach * The changing meaning of "sport" * The role of sport science, technology and drugs in pursuing ever-better performance * The major ethical and philosophical arguments used to support the ban on performance-enhancing substances in sport. Fastest, Highest, Strongest is a profound critical examination of modern sport. Its straightforward style will appeal to under- and post-graduate students as well as scholars of sports ethics and history, policy makers and all those interested in the changing nature of sport.
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