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The Distant Mirror: Reflections on Young Adult Historical Fiction
Young adult historical fiction brings the past alive through stories of adventure, suspense, and mystery. The genre is both complex and controversial, encompassing novels that range from romance and fantasy to stark historical realism. The book examines the various approaches to young adult historical fiction and explores the issues that it has engendered. Part One focuses ...more
Hardcover, 210 pages
Published December 8th 2005 by Scarecrow Press
(first published January 1st 2005)
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I've read all of the book that will be useful to my research being the first section of the book which examines YA historical fiction as a genre and the chapter on historical fiction concerning itself with war. While the authors offer some useful quotes from historical fiction authors and critics (as well as other sources to examine), the first portion of the book is more of an examination of the history of the historical novel than a presentation of new ideas. While they do seem to reject some ...more