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Mystery in Children's Literature: From the Rational to the Supernatural

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Mystery in Children's Literature charts a development from religious mystery through rationally solved detective fictions to insoluble supernatural and horror mysteries. Written by internationally recognized scholars in the field, these 13 original essays offer challenging and innovative readings of both classic and popular mysteries for children. This volume will be essen ...more
Hardcover, 244 pages
Published May 11th 2001 by Palgrave Macmillan (first published February 20th 2001)
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May 22, 2010 Candy marked it as to-read

Mystery in Children's Literature: From the Rational to the Supernatural: an Introduction
(Adrienne E. Gavin & Christopher Routledge)

Perhaps because adulthood is a mystery To children and childhood has become a mystery to adults and neither can ever ‘solve’ the other state, mystery has a particularly strong presence in children’s texts. Despite this presence, however, mystery has had surprisingly little critical attention paid to it in connection with children’s literature; this book s
Candy Wood
This collection of essays on the general topic of mystery in children's literature covers a wide variety of issues. The contributors are based in the US, the UK, and Australia and focus on English-language (or translated) texts, some for younger children, some for teens. The editors point out that the word "mystery" is more narrowly associated with detective fiction in US usage than elsewhere. Some of the essays do consider that meaning, especially in connection with the Nancy Drew series--along ...more
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