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Hunt, Peter 1945-

Works: 141 works in 489 publications in 4 languages and 14,984 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Juvenile works  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Nature stories  Adventure stories  Encyclopedias  Young adult works  Sea stories  Reference works 
Roles: Author, Editor, Director
Classifications: PR5486, FIC
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Peter Hunt
International companion encyclopedia of children's literature by Professor Peter Hunt( Book )

28 editions published between 1996 and 2014 in English and held by 766 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The International Companion Encyclopedia offers comprehensive and international coverage of children's literature from many perspectives. Substantial essays by a large number of the world's experts cover a range of genres, critical and theoretical approaches, historical and institutional contexts, readerships and national traditions. The Companion encourages a number of critical approaches, ensuring that every facet of a complex and growing subject is treated critically and in depth.; Structure The Companion is divided into five sections: 1 Theory and Critical Approaches - including politics, ideology, psychoanalytical criticism, linguistics and feminism 2 Types and Genres - including folk tales, animal stories, religious writing, fantasy, science-fiction, adventure stories, poetry, drama, comics, picture books, historical fiction and school stories 3 The Context of Children's Literature - including publishing, journals, libraries, prizes, media, design, translation and censorship 4 Applications of Children's Literature - such as teaching, literacy, librarianship, courses, therapy, teenagers and the handicapped 5 The World of Children's Literature - essays on individual countries and areas Each section contains essays of approximately 5,000 words, followed by references and suggestions for further reading. The volume is fully indexed. Over the last twenty years children's literature has become a flourishing area of study in universities and colleges, not only in departments of education and librarianship, but also in departments of English literature.; Increasing numbers of courses are being established, and many universities award higher degrees in the subject. The International Companion Encyclopedia of Children's Literature is unique in the breadth of its scope. In a growing market, with increasing emphasis on critical and scholarly work, no library or academic institution with an interest in the field can afford to be without this unparalleled resource. Julinda Abu Nasr, Lebanese American University, Beirut; Gillian Adams, University of Texas, Austin; Marian Allsobrook; Vassilis D
Children's literature : the development of criticism( Book )

22 editions published between 1989 and 1994 in English and held by 645 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An introduction to children's literature by Peter Hunt( Book )

16 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 566 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 545 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 )

18 editions published between 1985 and 1995 in English and Italian and held by 498 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The wind in the willows : a fragmented Arcadia by Kenneth Grahame( Book )

10 editions published between 1994 and 2010 in English and held by 447 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?
International companion encyclopedia of children's literature( Book )

14 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 423 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
Literature for children : contemporary criticism by Peter Hunt( Book )

19 editions published between 1992 and 2004 in English and Undetermined and held by 387 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume reprints some of the most important essays published in the field of children's literature in the last five years and includes three new essays on folklore and science fiction, psychology, and cultural studies
Alternative worlds in fantasy fiction by Peter Hunt( Book )

17 editions published between 2001 and 2005 in English and held by 345 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 221 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 French and held by 140 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

While going through the possessions of a deceased guest who owed them money, the mistress of the inn and her son find a treasure map that leads to a pirate fortune as well as great danger
Approaching Arthur Ransome by Peter Hunt( Book )

4 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 137 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bevis by Richard Jefferies( Book )

3 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 93 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 88 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
Children's literature by Peter Hunt( Book )

8 editions published in 2006 in English and Swedish and held by 75 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 45 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
The wind in the willows by Kenneth Grahame( Book )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The escapades of four animal friends who live along a river in the English countryside -- Toad, Mole, Rat, and Badger
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International companion encyclopedia of children's literature
Alternative Names
Hunt, P. L. 1945-

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

Hunt, Peter L.

Hunt, Peter L. 1945-

Hunt Peter Leonard 1945-....

Peter Hunt British writer

بيتر هنت، 1945-

헌트, 피터 1945-

ハント, ピ-タ- 1945-

ハント, ピーター

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An introduction to children's literatureThe wind in the willows : a fragmented ArcadiaInternational companion encyclopedia of children's literatureLiterature for children : contemporary criticismAlternative worlds in fantasy fictionTreasure IslandApproaching Arthur RansomeThe secret garden