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作者 Mitts-Smith, Debra
書名 Picturing the Wolf in Children's Literature
出版項 London : Taylor & Francis Group, 2010
國際標準書號 9781135765644 (electronic bk.)
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說明 1 online resource (221 pages)
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系列 Children's Literature and Culture Ser. ; v.69
Children's Literature and Culture Ser
附註 Intro -- PICTURING THE WOLF IN CHILDREN'S LITERATURE -- Copyright -- PICTURING THE WOLF IN CHILDREN'S LITERATURE -- Copyright -- Contents -- List of Figures -- Series Editor's Foreword -- Acknowledgments -- Introduction -- Chapter 1 Wolf as Predator -- Chapter 2 Wolf as Social Being -- Chapter 3 Wolf Undone -- Chapter 4 Wolf as Canine -- Chapter 5 Hunted and Endangered -- Chapter 6 Feral Children and Tame Wolves -- Chapter 7 Transcending Literature -- Bibliography -- Index
From the villainous beast of "Little Red Riding Hood" and "The Three Little Pigs," to the nurturing wolves of Romulus and Remus and Rudyard Kipling's The Jungle Book, the wolf has long been a part of the landscape of children's literature. Meanwhile, since the 1960s and the popularization of scientific research on these animals, children's books have begun to feature more nuanced views. In Picturing the Wolf in Children's Literature, Mitts-Smith analyzes visual images of the wolf in children's books published in Western Europe and North America from 1500 to the present. In particular, she considers how wolves are depicted in and across particular works, the values and attitudes that inform these depictions, and how the concept of the wolf has changed over time. What she discovers is that illustrations and photos in works for children impart social, cultural, and scientific information not only about wolves, but also about humans and human behavior. First encountered in childhood, picture books act as a training ground where the young learn both how to decode the "symbolic" wolf across various contexts and how to make sense of "real" wolves. Mitts-Smith studies sources including myths, legends, fables, folk and fairy tales, fractured tales, fictional stories, and nonfiction, highlighting those instances in which images play a major role, including illustrated anthologies, chapbooks, picture books, and informational books. This book will be of interest to children's literature scholars, as well as those interested in the figure of the wolf and how it has been informed over time
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2020. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries
鏈接 Print version: Mitts-Smith, Debra Picturing the Wolf in Children's Literature London : Taylor & Francis Group,c2010 9780415801171
主題 Wolves in literature
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