Summary Book Review Australian Children's Books: 1989-2000 by Marcie Muir:
Download or read book Australian Children's Books: 1989-2000 written by Marcie Muir and published by Miegunyah Press. This book was released on 2004 with total page 732 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This third volume brings the series up to the year 2000 and includes a consolidated index to all the volumes, which enables readers to identify and locate books published in a particular year.
Download or read book Paper Empires written by Craig Munro and published by Univ. of Queensland Press. This book was released on 2006 with total page 476 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Will Australia’s once booming book industry be replaced by e-publishing? Are independent publishers and booksellers on the way out? In a world where one ‘mega-author’ can sell millions of books, can anyone else compete?Paper Empires tells the inside story of Australian publishing over the past half-century. It begins with the larrikin pioneers of the 1950s and 60s and follows the fortunes of the independents and multinationals that followed in their wake. Two fascinating local successes include the reinvention of Allen & Unwin as our largest independent, and the creation of Lonely Planet which has turned a passion for travel into world-beating success. The contributions made by branches of global companies such as Penguin and Scholastic have also been part of this post-war growth. With dozens of in-depth profiles of book trade identities and their companies, as well as many themed case studies, Paper Empires explores the myths and traces the interconnected histories of book publishing, bookselling and reading.Includes: • editing, design and production • booksellers and the retail trade • writers, bestsellers, magazines and pulp fiction • readers and reading • Indigenous writing and publishing • educational publishing and children’s literature • awards and funding • the future of publishingPaper Empires is a must-read for anyone with an interest in the business of books. (Also available in hardcover)
Summary Book Review Bottersnikes and Other Lost Things by Juliet O'Conor:
Download or read book Bottersnikes and Other Lost Things written by Juliet O'Conor and published by The Miegunyah Press. This book was released on 2009 with total page 139 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Lazy Bottersnikes in outback rubbish tips, Sir Pronoun's dilemma about standing in Miss Noun's place and the story of how Jack built a house, a hut or a shack are all to be found in this treasury of Australian children's books. This book illuminates the icons of Australian children's literature from Gibbs and Outhwaite to Shaun Tan.
Summary Book Review History of the Book in Australia by Craig Munro:
Download or read book History of the Book in Australia written by Craig Munro and published by ReadHowYouWant.com. This book was released on 2010-07 with total page 790 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This new volume in UQP's History of the Book in Australia series explores Australian book production and consumption from 1946 to the present day. In the immediate postwar era, most books were imported into a colonial market dominated by British publishers. Paper Empires traces this fascinating and volatile half-century, using wide-ranging research, oral history and memoir to explore the worlds of book publishing, selling and reading. After 1945, Australian publishing went from a handful of fledgling businesses to the billion dollar industry of today with thousands of new titles each year and a vast array of imported books. Publishing's postwar expansion began with the baby boom and the increased demand for school texts, with independent houses blossoming during the 1960s and 70s followed by the current era dominated by global conglomerates. All aspects of print culture are explored, from authorship and editing to bookselling, libraries and reading habits, in the context of today's rapidly changing publishing landscape with its many technological challenges. A wide range of expert contributors, including book-trade practitioners, have produced this lively and indispensable account of our vital cultural industry.
Summary Book Review Re-visioning Historical Fiction for Young Readers by Kim Wilson:
Download or read book Re-visioning Historical Fiction for Young Readers written by Kim Wilson and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2011-06-15 with total page 212 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This study is concerned with how readers are positioned to interpret the past in historical fiction for children and young adults. Looking at literature published within the last thirty to forty years, Wilson identifies and explores a prevalent trend for re-visioning and rewriting the past according to modern social and political ideological assumptions. Fiction within this genre, while concerned with the past at the level of content, is additionally concerned with present views of that historical past because of the future to which it is moving. Specific areas of discussion include the identification of a new sub-genre: Living history fiction, stories of Joan of Arc, historical fiction featuring agentic females, the very popular Scholastic Press historical journal series, fictions of war, and historical fiction featuring multicultural discourses. Wilson observes specific traits in historical fiction written for children — most notably how the notion of positive progress into the future is nuanced differently in this literature in which the concept of progress from the past is inextricably linked to the protagonist’s potential for agency and the realization of subjectivity. The genre consistently manifests a concern with identity construction that in turn informs and influences how a metanarrative of positive progress is played out. This book engages in a discussion of the functionality of the past within the genre and offers an interpretative frame for the sifting out of the present from the past in historical fiction for young readers.
Summary Book Review National Identity and Education in Early Twentieth Century Australia by Jan Keane:
Download or read book National Identity and Education in Early Twentieth Century Australia written by Jan Keane and published by Emerald Group Publishing. This book was released on 2018-10-12 with total page 177 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book explores the inculcation of an Australian national identity through a deconstruction of the content of the required reading curriculum for children in schools in the state of Victoria during the first two decades after Federation in 1901.
Summary Book Review Literary Research and the Literatures of Australia and New Zealand by Faye H. Christenberry:
Download or read book Literary Research and the Literatures of Australia and New Zealand written by Faye H. Christenberry and published by Scarecrow Press. This book was released on 2010-11-19 with total page 280 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book is a research guide to the literatures of Australia and New Zealand. It contains references to many different types of resources, paying special attention to the unique challenges inherent in conducting research on the literatures of these two distinct but closely connected countries.
Summary Book Review The Bibliography of Australian Literature: A-E by John Arnold:
Download or read book The Bibliography of Australian Literature: A-E written by John Arnold and published by University of Queensland Press. This book was released on 2001 with total page 824 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Records details of all seperately published creative literature by Australian writers over the last two centuries. Genres covered are poetry, drama, fiction and children's writing.
Summary Book Review The Continuum Encyclopedia of Children's Literature by Bernice E. Cullinan:
Download or read book The Continuum Encyclopedia of Children's Literature written by Bernice E. Cullinan and published by A&C Black. This book was released on 2005-01-01 with total page 930 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Provides articles covering children's literature from around the world as well as biographical and critical reviews of authors including Avi, C.S. Lewis, J.K. Rowling, and Anno Mitsumasa.
Summary Book Review Producing Childrens Television in the On Demand Age by Anna Potter:
Download or read book Producing Childrens Television in the On Demand Age written by Anna Potter and published by Intellect Books. This book was released on 2020-06-01 with total page 282 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book provides a detailed account of the creative, economic and regulatory processes underlying the production of children’s television in a multi-platform era. Its collection of integrated case studies includes extended interviews with leading producers whose programs are watched by children all over the world. These reveal the impact of digitization on the funding, distribution and consumption of children’s television, and the ways that producers have adapted their creative practice accordingly. In its comprehensive analysis of the production culture of children’s television, this book provides a valuable lens through which to view broader transformations in media industries in the on-demand age. This original and engaging book explores the creative processes underlying the production of children’s television, with close attention to underlying economic and policy dynamics. It does so through a combination of detailed case studies and interviews with leading producers from across three English-language markets. In its examination of the impact of new streaming services like Netflix and Amazon Prime on the funding, production and distribution of children’s screen content, the book will reveal how producers successfully created content for these increasingly influential new services. It offers important insights into the production of children’s screen content in Australia, New Zealand and the United Kingdom, and builds on previous research in the field. The addition of analysis, which provides the context of historical, regulatory and economic factors that shape production in all three countries, is important for situating the personal testimonies and providing some critical distance. The variety of productions chosen for analysis, including drama, factual productions and animation, represents the very different pressures on different genres. Previous studies have looked at children’s content as one genre, whereas this new study reveals children’s content to be as diverse in range as adult content. The case studies show the pressures and opportunities emerging from different national and international context and offers its own unique take on matters such as diversity, gender representation and indeed the ethics of representing children from a producers’ perspective. As a contribution to industry studies, this volume represents a valuable addition to the literature and will no doubt be referenced by future studies. The quantity and quality of original interview material goes far beyond interviews in the trade press. Combined with the rich detail of production case studies, the articulate interviews and Potter’s highly engaging mode of writing, this book is an invaluable additional to research in the area. This book will provide a crucial analysis of success stories in the children’s screen production industries at a time of flux and adaptation as television’s distribution revolution takes place. The book will be indispensable for scholars of children’s television and of UK, New Zealand and Australian media policy. It will also engage a wider audience interested in television production, production studies and digital distribution – including those teaching at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. It will be a valuable library resource for courses that include screen media industries and television production culture as part of their content. It will be of interest to scholars beyond children’s television because of its analysis of success stories in screen production at a time of change and uncertainty. It will also be of relevance to the international screen production sector and industry bodies, including screen organizations such as Screen Australia, and the UK’s Children’s Media Foundation, for its analysis of success stories in the screen production industries. Also, of interest to the many groups with vested interests around children and children’s media – including regulatory bodies like Ofcom in the UK, the Australian Communications and Media Authority in Australia and other key institutions, including legacy broadcasters such as the BBC, ABC and ITV.
Summary Book Review International Companion Encyclopedia of Children's Literature by Peter Hunt:
Download or read book International Companion Encyclopedia of Children's Literature written by Peter Hunt and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2004-08-02 with total page 1399 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Children's literature continues to be one of the most rapidly expanding and exciting of interdisciplinary academic studies, of interest to anyone concerned with literature, education, internationalism, childhood or culture in general. The second edition of Peter Hunt's bestselling International Companion Encyclopedia of Children's Literature offers comprehensive coverage of the subject across the world, with substantial, accessible, articles by specialists and world-ranking experts. Almost everything is here, from advanced theory to the latest practice – from bibliographical research to working with books and children with special needs. This edition has been expanded and includes over fifty new articles. All of the other articles have been updated, substantially revised or rewritten, or have revised bibliographies. New topics include Postcolonialism, Comparative Studies, Ancient Texts, Contemporary Children's Rhymes and Folklore, Contemporary Comics, War, Horror, Series Fiction, Film, Creative Writing, and 'Crossover' literature. The international section has been expanded to reflect world events, and now includes separate articles on countries such as the Baltic states, the Czech and Slovak Republics, Iran, Korea, Mexico and Central America, Slovenia, and Taiwan.
Summary Book Review Cultural Encounters in Translated Children's Literature by Helen Frank:
Download or read book Cultural Encounters in Translated Children's Literature written by Helen Frank and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2014-04-08 with total page 340 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Cultural Encounters in Translated Children's Literature offers a detailed and innovative model of analysis for examining the complexities of translating children's literature and sheds light on the interpretive choices at work in moving texts from one culture to another. The core of the study addresses the issue of how images of a nation, locale or country are constructed in translated children's literature, with the translation of Australian children's fiction into French serving as a case study. Issues examined include the selection of books for translation, the relationship between children's books and the national and international publishing industry, the packaging of translations and the importance of titles, blurbs and covers, the linguistic and stylistic features specific to translating for children, intertextual references, the function of the translation in the target culture, didactic and pedagogical aims, euphemistic language and explicitation, and literariness in translated texts. The findings of the case study suggest that the most common constructs of Australia in French translations reveal a preponderance of traditional Eurocentric signifiers that identify Australia with the outback, the antipodes, the exotic, the wild, the unknown, the void, the end of the world, the young and innocent nation, and the Far West. Contemporary signifiers that construct Australia as urban, multicultural, Aboriginal, worldly and inharmonious are seriously under-represented. The study also shows that French translations are conventional, conservative and didactic, showing preference for an exotic rather than local specificity, with systematic manipulation of Australian referents betraying a perception of Australia as antipodean rural exoticism. The significance of the study lies in underscoring the manner in which a given culture is constructed in another cultural milieu, especially through translated children's literature.
Summary Book Review The Journal of Commonwealth Literature by :
Download or read book The Journal of Commonwealth Literature written by and published by . This book was released on 2005 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: One number each year includes Annual bibliography of Commonwealth literature.
Summary Book Review Australian National Bibliography by :
Download or read book Australian National Bibliography written by and published by National Library Australia. This book was released on 1978 with total page 1734 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
Summary Book Review Understanding Children's Literature by Peter Hunt:
Download or read book Understanding Children's Literature written by Peter Hunt and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2006-05-17 with total page 232 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Edited by Peter Hunt, a leading figure in the field, this book introduces the study of children’s literature, addressing theoretical questions as well as the most relevant critical approaches to the discipline. The fourteen chapters draw on insights from academic disciplines ranging from cultural and literary studies to education and psychology, and include an essay on what writers for children think about their craft. The result is a fascinating array of perspectives on key topics in children’s literature as well as an introduction to such diverse concerns as literacy, ideology, stylistics, feminism, history, culture and bibliotherapy. An extensive general bibliography is complemented by lists of further reading for each chapter and a glossary defines critical and technical terms, making the book accessible for those coming to the field or to a particular approach for the first time. In this second edition there are four entirely new chapters; contributors have revisited and revised or rewritten seven of the chapters to reflect new thinking, while the remaining three are classic essays, widely acknowledged to be definitive. Understanding Children’s Literature will not only be an invaluable guide for students of literature or education, but it will also inform and enrich the practice of teachers and librarians.
Author :Suzanne Eberlé Publisher :Aust Council for Ed Research Release Date :2009 ISBN 10 :9780864318800 Pages :178 pages File Format : PDF, EPUB, TEXT, KINDLE or MOBI Rating :4.1/5 (88 users download)
Summary Book Review The Fiction Gateway by Suzanne Eberlé:
Download or read book The Fiction Gateway written by Suzanne Eberlé and published by Aust Council for Ed Research. This book was released on 2009 with total page 178 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In this guide, two experienced school librarians provide a selection of books for librarians, teachers and parents. The Fiction Gateway is an essential resource that supports individual, group and social reading program and provides an instant guide to matching children's interests with suitable reading material.