Plants in Children's and Young Adult Literature (Perspectives on the Non-Human in Literature and Culture) (Hardcover)

Plants in Children's and Young Adult Literature (Perspectives on the Non-Human in Literature and Culture) By Melanie Duckworth (Editor), Lykke Guanio-Uluru (Editor) Cover Image

Plants in Children's and Young Adult Literature (Perspectives on the Non-Human in Literature and Culture) (Hardcover)

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From the forests of the tales of the Brothers Grimm to Enid Blyton's The Faraway Tree, from the flowers of Cicely May Barker's fairies to the treehouse in Andy Griffith and Terry Denton's popular 13-Storey Treehouse series, trees and other plants have been enduring features of stories for children and young adults. Plants act as gateways to other worlds, as liminal spaces, as markers of permanence and change, and as metonyms of childhood and adolescence. This anthology is the first compilation devoted entirely to analysis of the representation of plants in children's and young adult literatures, reflecting the recent surge of interest in cultural plant studies within the environmental humanities.

Mapping out and presenting an internationally inclusive view of plant representation in texts for children and young adults, the volume includes contributions examining European, American, Australian, and Asian literatures and contributes to the research fields of ecocriticism, critical plant studies, and the study of children's and young adult literatures.  

Product Details ISBN: 9781032066349
ISBN-10: 1032066342
Publisher: Routledge
Publication Date: November 30th, 2021
Pages: 204
Language: English
Series: Perspectives on the Non-Human in Literature and Culture