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The Child and the Book: A Psychological and Literary Exploration Nicholas Tucker

The Child and the Book: A Psychological and Literary Exploration

Nicholas Tucker

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ISBN : 9780521398350
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272 pages
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Childrens responses to literature are equally fascinating from the psychological and the literary point of view. Nicholas Tuckers exploratory study traces the relationship between the child and the book using both these perspectives, from theMoreChildrens responses to literature are equally fascinating from the psychological and the literary point of view. Nicholas Tuckers exploratory study traces the relationship between the child and the book using both these perspectives, from the babys first picture book to the moment when the adolescent reader takes up adult literature. In addition, it examines critically arguments for extra care and censorship in the selection of books for children, and conversely looks at what childrens books can offer the adult reader. Ranging from nursery rhymes and fairy stories to comics, popular best-sellers and modern childrens writing, the authors acute criticism offers a balanced view of a stimulating and sometimes controversial subject.