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Hunt, Peter 1945-

Overview
Works: 139 works in 533 publications in 5 languages and 15,871 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Juvenile works  Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Action and adventure fiction  Nature stories  Adventure stories  Fantasy fiction  Sea stories  Encyclopedias 
Roles: Author, Editor, Director
Classifications: PR5486, FIC
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Most widely held works by Peter Hunt
Children's literature : an illustrated history by Peter Hunt( Book )

69 editions published between 1989 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 2,751 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Of all types of literature, children's literature is probably the most varied, best-loved, and most subtly influential. Children's Literature: An Illustrated History traces the history of children's books in Britain, the USA, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand from the very first printed books through to the present day. It takes 'children's literature' to mean books designed for children as well as books of childhood, and so embraces everything from religious tracts to multimedia comics, from the 'classic' to the unashamedly popular
International companion encyclopedia of children's literature by Peter Hunt( Book )

29 editions published between 1996 and 2014 in English and held by 753 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Over 80 substantial essays by world experts include Iona Opie on the oral tradition, Gillian Avery on family stories and Michael Rosen on audio, TV and other media. The Companion covers a broad range of topics, from the fairy tale to critical theory, from the classics to comics
Understanding children's literature : key essays from the International Companion Encyclopedia of Children's Literature by Peter Hunt( Book )

55 editions published between 1998 and 2009 in English and held by 722 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book provides an introduction to some of the critical theories useful in the study of children's literature. The 14 chapters examine the context, application and relevance to this area of concepts such as feminism, ideology, psychoanalysis and literacy studies."--Jacket
An introduction to children's literature by Peter Hunt( Book )

17 editions published between 1994 and 2009 in English and held by 576 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Children's literature is a remarkable area of writing: it is one of the roots of Western culture, enjoyed passionately by adults as well as children. Its characters - Cinderella, Pooh Bear, Biggles, the Wizard of Oz - are a part of most people's psyche, and form a link not only with childhood, but also with basic myths and archetypes. This book provides a concise history of British children's literature, focusing particularly on the past 130 years. It traces the evolution from moralizing, 'improving' works to books which are more empathetic to the world of the child. But it also demonstrates that the history of children's literature can be approached from several angles - that of the women who predominate among children's writers, of the relationship between children's books and contemporary ideologies, and of the part played by illustrations and illustrators in the development of the genre. Peter Hunt also addresses key questions about the nature of children's literature: what makes it different from adult literature? How is it read by children, and what critical responses can an adult appropriately make? With children's literature becoming a fiercely contested academic and ideological battleground, Peter Hunt's balanced assessment of the terrain will be of value to anyone seeking a reliable introduction to the history and issues involved
Arthur Ransome by Peter Hunt( Book )

9 editions published between 1991 and 1999 in English and Undetermined and held by 541 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Provides in-depth analysis of the life, works, career, and critical importance of Arthur Ransome
Criticism, theory, and children's literature by Peter Hunt( Book )

20 editions published between 1991 and 2001 in 3 languages and held by 499 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Literature for children : contemporary criticism by Peter Hunt( Book )

23 editions published between 1992 and 2004 in English and Undetermined and held by 400 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Children's literature has recently produced a body of criticism with a highly distinctive voice. The book consolidates understanding of this area by including some of the most important essays published in the field in the last five years, demonstrating the links between literary criticism, education, psychology, history and scientific theory. It includes Peter Hollindale's award- winning essay on Ideology and Children's Literature, topics from metafiction and post-modernism to fractal geometry, and the examination of texts ranging from picture books to The Wizard of Oz and the the Australian classic Midnite . Sources are as disparate as Signal and the Children's Literature Association Quarterly, and the international community is represented by writers from Britain, the USA, Canada, Australia and Germany. Each essay is set in its critical context by extensive quotation from authoritative articles
International companion encyclopedia of children's literature( Book )

2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 388 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The wind in the willows : a fragmented Arcadia by Peter Hunt( Book )

4 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 386 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kenneth Grahame's The Wind in the Willows (1908) is that rare book that sits on the line between children's and adult literature. Allusive and multilayered, Willows is not merely a book for two audiences, however. The reader can turn to it over and over again: as a child, as an adult, and as an informed and curious student of literature eager to examine the interactions among the book's structure, narrative, and meaning. In The Wind in the Willows: A Fragmented Arcadia, author Peter Hunt examines the masterpiece from numerous angles. Placing the book within its literary and historical context, Hunt first examines the England in which Grahame lived and wrote. From liberal socialism to the burgeoning railroads to the suffragette movement, every facet of English life was changing, and so, too, was children's literature. And in this context of a swiftly changing society, as well as changing viewpoints toward literary genres, Grahame's new book was met with a flock of confused reviewers. From Hunt's brief study of the critical reception of Willows, we can see from the outset that critics were unclear for whom the book was intended. In his reading of Willows, Hunt uncovers the complexity of the work. The characters function differently from chapter to chapter; the symbolism means different things at different times, and basic structure bounces from one of closure to open-ended adult narrative. Even the anthropomorphism seems adjustable, both in its application in the story and in our interpretation of its meaning. In its most basic guise, Willows is composed of two narratives: Mole's and Toad's. And the contrast between these two stories could not be more apparent: Mole's journey is peaceful, local, and reflective, while the story of Toad is outgoing and nearly violent. Mole's introspective story is best suited for adult comprehension, while Toad's farcical tale plays well with children. Hunt is ever mindful of the enduring question: Is Willows a children's book, an adult's book - or is it possible to be both?
Alternative worlds in fantasy fiction by Peter Hunt( Book )

27 editions published between 2001 and 2005 in English and held by 355 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A guide to children's literature about alternative worlds, focusing on the work of Ursula Le Guin, Terry Pratchett and Philip Pulman
J.R.R. Tolkien : the Hobbit and the Lord of the rings by Peter Hunt( Book )

8 editions published in 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 227 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"J. R.R. Tolkien is arguably the most influential and popular of all fantasy writers. Although his position and status have long been controversial, his popularity has not faded. His best-loved works, The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings, have sold millions of copies around the world and continue to enthral readers young and old. This lively collection of original essays examines The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings in the light of children's literature theory and approaches, as well as from adult and fantasy literature perspectives. Exploring issues such as gender, language, worldbuilding, and ecocriticism, the volume also places Tolkien's works in the context of a range of visual media, including Peter Jackson's film adaptations."--
Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson( Book )

4 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 151 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

There were only seven out of the twenty-six on whom we knew we could rely; and out of those seven one was a boy ... 'When a mysterious seafarer puts up at the Admiral Benbow, young Jim Hawkins is haunted by his frightening tales; the sailor's sudden death is the beginning of one of the most exciting adventure stories in literature. The discovery of a treasure map sets Jim and his companions in search of buried gold, and they are soon on board the Hispaniola with a crew of buccaneers recruited by the one-legged sea cook known as Long John Silver. As they near their destination, and the lure ofCa
Approaching Arthur Ransome by Peter Hunt( Book )

5 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 138 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alice's adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll( Book )

14 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 128 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The "Alice" books are two of the most translated, most quoted, and best-known books in the world. Alice's encounters with the White Rabbit, the Cheshire-Cat, the Queen of Hearts, the Mad Hatter, and many other extraordinary characters have made them beloved by children. Yet they also appeal to adults fascinated by the many layers of satire, allusion, and symbolism about Victorian culture and politics. This new edition explores the phenomenal range of reference and the paradoxical appeal of two of the most inventive books in world literature. The volume has been deftly edited by one of the foremost children's literature experts, Peter Hunt, and it features the original, much-loved illustrations by Sir John Tenniel, newly scanned and reset for enhanced sharpness and clarity. Extensive explanatory notes give information on Carroll's political, social, intellectual, and personal allusions and sources. The book provides an extensive bibliography and a chronology of Carroll's life and times, and it also includes a deleted episode called "The Wasp in a Wig."--Publisher
Bevis by Richard Jefferies( Book )

3 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 91 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The adventures of a boy growing up in the English countryside in the nineteenth century
The secret garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett( Book )

4 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 90 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An orphan, sent from India to England to live with her unpleasant uncle, discovers an abandoned and unusual garden on the north country estate
The wind in the willows by Kenneth Grahame( Book )

8 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 80 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of the escapades of four animal friends who live along a river in the English countryside, complete with many scholarly extras
Children's literature by Peter Hunt( Book )

8 editions published in 2006 in English and Swedish and held by 80 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bringing together fundamental essays from across a spectrum of disciplines, this volume is organized so that each volume focuses on one general interest group or area
How did Long John Silver lose his leg? : and twenty-six other mysteries of children's literature by Dennis Butts( Book )

7 editions published in 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

How did Long John Silver Lose His Leg? is a wonderfully diverting tour through some of the best-loved classics of children's literature, addressing many of the unanswered questions that inspire intense speculation when the books are laid down. Could Bobbie's train really have stopped in time (The Railway Children)? Did Beatrix Potter have the 'flu in 1909, and did this lead to a certain darkness in her work (The Tale of Mr Tod)? Would the 'rugby football' played by Tom Brown be recognised by sportsmen today (Tom Brown's Schooldays)? Having established the cultural importance of children's books in the modern age, the authors also consider the more serious issues posed by the genre. Why are we so defensive of the idyllic worlds presented in children's books? Why have some of our best-loved authors been outed as neglectful parents to their own children? Should we ever separate the book from its creator and appreciate the works of writers convicted of crimes against children? A treat for any enthusiast of children's literature, this entertaining book provides rich detail, witty explication, and serious food for thought
International companion encyclopedia of children's literature( Book )

13 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Children's literature continues to be one of the most rapidy expanding and exciting of inter-disciplinary academic studies, of interest to anyone concerned with literature, education, internationalism, childhood, or culture in general. This second edition offers comprehensive coverage of the subject across the world, with substantial, accessible, articles by specialists and world-ranking experts
 
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Hunt, P. L. 1945-

Hunt, P. L. (Peter L.), 1945-

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Peter Hunt British writer

Peter Hunt escritor británico

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International companion encyclopedia of children's literatureUnderstanding children's literature : key essays from the International Companion Encyclopedia of Children's LiteratureAn introduction to children's literatureLiterature for children : contemporary criticismInternational companion encyclopedia of children's literatureThe wind in the willows : a fragmented ArcadiaAlternative worlds in fantasy fictionTreasure Island