Utopian and Dystopian Writing for Children and Young Adults
This volume examines a variety of utopian writing for children from the 18th century to the present day, defining and exploring this new genre in the field of children's literature. The original essays discuss thematic conventions and present detailed case studies of individual works. All address the pedagogical implications of work that challenges children to grapple with...more
Hardcover, 304 pages
Published March 1st 2003 by Routledge
(first published December 20th 2002)
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I'm fairly baffled at how most of these essays fit the concept of critically exploring utopian/dystopian texts. However, Hintz and Ostry's introduction chapter is probably the single best work I've ever seen on the subject, and makes the whole rest of the book worth it. Check this one out from a nearby library and photocopy the intro rather than buy it, I say.