Fantasy Literature for Children and Young Adults: An Annotated Bibliography

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Critical and Historical Studies of Fantasy Literature

This chapter lists general studies of children’s and young adult fantasy, such as Brian Attebery’s “Fantasy for American Children” and James E.Higgins’s Beyond Words: Mystical Fancy in Children’s Literature. Works about children’s and young adult literature that discuss fantasy, like Sheila Egoff’s Thursday’s Child and Cornelia Meigs’s A Critical History of Children’s Literature, are found here as well, with citations to the particular chapters or pages devoted to fantasy.

Also listed are collections of interviews and critical studies by and/or about children’s and young adult fantasists, such as Edward Blishen’s The Thorny Paradise and Sheila Egoff’s Only Connect. Books on fantastic illustration have been included here, as well.

The Preface contains a list of sources from which the information in this chapter was drawn.

Articles and studies on the educational or psychological uses of fantasy, like Bruno Bettelheim’s The Uses of Enchantment and Marshall Tymn’s Teacher’s Guide to Fantasy Literature, as well as audiovisual materials on fantasy literature, are located in Chapter 13, Teaching Resources.

For information about individual fantasists, see Chapter 14, Author Studies.

AB Bookman’s Weekly. “Special Issue: Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror.” 28 (Aug 1989).

AB Bookman’s Weekly. “Special Issue: Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror.” 29 (Oct 22, 1990).

Abbey, K. “Science Fiction and Fantasy: A Collection Proposal.” Wilson Library Bulletin 55 (Apr 1981): 584–588.

Adams, Bess Porter. About Books and Children: Historical Survey of Children’s Literature. New York: Holt, 1953, pp. 456–460, 473–477, 495–497, 534–535.

Adams, John. “Linkages: Science Fiction and Science Fantasy.” School Library Journal 26 (May 1980): 23–28, and 27 (Nov 1980): 3.

After “Alice”: Exploring Children’s Literature. Edited by Morag Styles, Eve Bearne, and Victor Watson. Fort Lauderdale, FL: Cassell, 1992.

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents vii
  • Preface ix
  • Guide to Use xvii
  • Abbreviations of Books and Review Journals Cited xix
  • Introduction xxiii
  • Notes xlviii
  • Part One - Annotated Bibliography 1
  • 1 - Allegorical Fantasy and Literary Fairy Tales 3
  • 2 - Animal Fantasy 71
  • 3 - Fantasy Collections 133
  • 4 - Ghost Fantasy 176
  • 5 - High Fantasy (Heroic or Secondary World Fantasy) 211
  • 6 - Humorous Fantasy 355
  • 7 - Magic Adventure Fantasy 407
  • 8 - Time Travel Fantasy 466
  • 9 - Toy Fantasy 499
  • 10 - Witchcraft and Sorcery Fantasy 512
  • Part Two - Research Guide 551
  • 11 - Bibliographical and Reference Sources on Fantasy Literature 553
  • 12 - Critical and Historical Studies of Fantasy Literature 562
  • 13 - Educational Resources on Fantasy Literature 591
  • 14 - Fantasy Literature Author Studies 598
  • Author and Illustrator Index 925
  • Title Index 997
  • Subject Index 1043
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