By Emer O'Sullivan

WINNER OF THE 2007 CHLA e-book AWARD!

Children's literature has transcended linguistic and cultural borders due to the fact books and magazines for younger readers have been first produced, with well known books translated during the world.

Emer O'Sullivan strains the background of comparative kid's literature reports, from the enthusiastic internationalism of the post-war interval – which set out from the belief of a supra-national global republic of early life – to fashionable comparative feedback. Drawing at the scholarship and kid's literature of many cultures and languages, she outlines the constituent parts that constitution the sector, together with touch and move reviews, intertextuality experiences, intermediality reports and picture reviews. In doing so, she offers the 1st finished evaluation of this intriguing new examine quarter. Comparative kid's Literature additionally hyperlinks the fields of narratology and translation experiences, to increase an unique and hugely important communicative version of translation.

Taking in problems with kid's 'classics', the canon and international literature for kids, Comparative kid's Literature unearths that this department of literature isn't as certainly foreign because it is usually fondly assumed to be and is key interpreting for these drawn to the implications of globalization on kid's literature and culture.

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