Enchanted hunters : the power of stories in childhood / Maria Tatar

Author(s): Tatar, Maria, 1945-
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Subjects: Children's stories--History and criticism
Children's stories--Appreciation
Children's stories--Psychological aspects
Children--Books and reading
Literature and morals
Formats: Print
Material Type: Books
Language: English
Audience: Unspecified
Edition: 1st ed
Published: New York : W. W. Norton & Co., c2009
LC Classification: P, PN
Physical Description: viii, 296 p. : ill. ; 25 cm
Alternate Titles: Portion of title: Power of stories in childhood
Notes: LCCN: 2008053415
ISBN: 9780393066012 (hardcover)
ISBN: 0393066010 (hardcover)
Includes bibliographical references (p. [271]-284) and index
Summary: Tatar challenges the assumptions we make about childhood reading. By exploring how beauty and horror operate in children's literature, she examines how and what children read, showing how literature transports and transforms children with its intoxicating, captivating and occasionally terrifying energy
Contents: Introduction: Comfort zones or conflict zones -- Reading them to sleep : storytelling and the invention of bedtime reading -- Beauty, horror, and ignition power : can books change us -- Now I lay me down to sleep : brushes with death -- The magic art of the great humbug : how to do things with words -- Theaters for the imagination : what words can do to you
OCLC Number: 227016228
ISBN/ISSN: 9780393066012
0393066010