On children´s literature

Authors

  • Pedro C. Cerrillo Torremocha Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.4312/vh.23.1.211-228

Keywords:

Juvenile literature, Literature didactics, Literature

Abstract

There is a literature specifically geared towards juvenile audience, on some occasions as a result of some kind of ‘fictional agreement’ that many writers take on specifically addressing this audience because of its age. However, in other cases, this is due to the criteria imposed by publishing houses for marketing reasons. Sometimes books marketed for the teenage or juvenile audiences were not intended for them. This paper analyzes the ages boundaries of juvenile literature, its main trends and movements, its link with market and its consideration as peripheral literature. In addition, the author highlights the part juvenile literature plays in literature teaching, exemplified by some books written for teenage or juvenile audiences to encourage them to read.

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Published

01.12.2015

How to Cite

Cerrillo Torremocha, P. C. (2015). On children´s literature. Verba Hispanica, 23(1), 211–228. https://doi.org/10.4312/vh.23.1.211-228

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Section

Literature