Originally published in 1996. A detailed analysis of the art of children's literature covering world literature for children, children's literature as a canonical art form, the history of children's literature from a semiotic perspective, and epic, polyphony, chronotope, intertextuality, and metafiction in children's literature.

chapter |9 pages

Children's Literature Coming of Age?

By Way of Introduction

chapter |13 pages

Children's Literature

A Canonical Art Form

chapter |26 pages

From Epic to Polyphony

chapter |2 pages

Whither Children's Literature?

By Way of Conclusion