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Children’s Literature
CHILDREN\'S LITERATURE or JUVENILE LITERATURE includes stories, books, magazines, and poems that are enjoyed by children. Modern children's literature is classified in two different ways: genre or the intended age of the reader. Children's literature can be traced to stories and songs, part of a wider oral tradition , that adults shared with children before publishing existed. The development of early children's literature, before printing was invented, is difficult to trace. Even after printing became widespread, many classic "children's" tales were originally created for adults and later adapted for a younger audience. Since the 15th century, a large quantity of literature, often with a moral or religious message, has been aimed specifically at children
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Children's Literature (journal)
CHILDREN’S LITERATURE is an academic journal and annual publication of the Modern Language Association and the Children’s Literature Association Division on Children's Literature. The journal was founded in 1972 by Francelia Butler and promotes a scholarly approach to the study of children’s literature by printing theoretical articles and essays, as well as book reviews. The publication is currently edited by Amanda Cockrell, of Hollins University in Roanoke, Virginia. The current editor in chief is R. H. W. Dillard. Children's Literature is published annually in May by the Johns Hopkins University Press . Each issue has an average length of 300 pages
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The Children's Book
THE CHILDREN\'S BOOK is a 2009 novel by British writer A.S. Byatt . It follows the adventures of several inter-related families, adults and children, from 1895 through World War I . Loosely based upon the life of children's writer E. Nesbit there are secrets slowly revealed that show that the families are much more creatively formed than first guessed. It was shortlisted for the 2009 Man Booker Prize . The Wellwood family (Olive, Humphrey, Olive's sister Violet, and many children) are Fabians , living in a world of artists, writers, craftsman, all moving into new ways to express art, and living an artful life, before the horrors and loss of the Great War
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Children's Story
"CHILDREN\'S STORY" is a song recorded by hip hop artist Slick Rick . Taken as the second single from his album The Great Adventures of Slick Rick , the song was a Top 5 hit on both the Hot R&B Singles and the Hot Rap Tracks charts. It is one of the most sampled rap songs of all time. CONTENTS * 1 Samples used * 2 Reception * 3 Commercial Performance * 4 Covers * 5 Adaptations * 6 Samples * 7 References * 8 External links SAMPLES USEDThe song interpolates the notes of the bassline from Bob James 's song "Nautilus ". RECEPTION About.com listed it at 44 on their list of the top 100 rap songs, and is ranked #61 on VH1's 100 Greatest Songs of Hip Hop. COMMERCIAL PERFORMANCE Children's Story reached 5 in the Hot R including shots towards Jermaine Dupri and Canibus
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Jessie Willcox Smith
JESSIE WILLCOX SMITH (September 6, 1863 – May 3, 1935) was a prominent female illustrator in the United States
United States
during the Golden Age of American illustration and "one of the greatest pure illustrators". She was a prolific contributor to respected books and magazines during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. She illustrated stories and articles for clients such as _Century _, _Collier\'s _, _Leslie\'s Weekly _, _Harper\'s _, _McClure\'s _, _Scribners _, and the _Ladies\' Home Journal _. She had an ongoing relationship with _ Good Housekeeping _, including the long-running Mother Goose
Mother Goose
series of illustrations and then creating all the covers from December 1917 to 1933
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The Adventures Of Pinocchio
THE ADVENTURES OF PINOCCHIO (/pɪˈnoʊki.oʊ/ pi-NOH-kee-oh ; Italian : Le avventure di Pinocchio
Pinocchio
) is a novel for children by Italian author Carlo Collodi
Carlo Collodi
, written in Pescia . The first half was originally a serial in 1881 and 1882, published as La storia di un burattino (literally "The tale of a puppet"), and then later completed as a book for children in February 1883. It is about the mischievous adventures of an animated marionette named Pinocchio
Pinocchio
and his father, a poor woodcarver named Geppetto . It is considered a canonical piece of children\'s literature and has inspired hundreds of new editions, stage plays, merchandising and movies, such as Walt Disney
Walt Disney
's iconic animated version and commonplace ideas such as a liar's long nose
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List Of Best-selling Books
This page provides LISTS OF BEST-SELLING INDIVIDUAL BOOKS AND BOOK SERIES to date and in any language. "Best selling" refers to the estimated number of copies sold of each book, rather than the number of books printed or currently owned. Comics and textbooks are not included in this list. The books are listed according to the highest sales estimate as reported in reliable, independent sources. This list is incomplete because there are many books, such as The Betrothed by Alessandro Manzoni , The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas , or A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens , that are commonly cited as "best-selling books" yet have no reliable sales figures because of the many public domain re-releases. According to Guinness World Records , the Bible is the best-selling book of all time with over 5 billion copies sold and distributed
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Oral Tradition
ORAL TRADITION, or ORAL LORE, is a form of human communication where in knowledge, art, ideas and cultural material is received, preserved and transmitted orally from one generation to another. The transmission is through speech or song and may include folktales, ballads, chants, prose or verses. In this way, it is possible for a society to transmit oral history , oral literature , oral law and other knowledge across generations without a writing system , or in parallel to a writing system. Indian religions such as Buddhism, Hinduism and Jainism, for example, have used an oral tradition, in parallel to a writing system, to transmit their canonical scriptures, secular knowledge such as Sushruta Samhita , hymns and mythologies from one generation to the next. Oral tradition is information, memories and knowledge held in common by a group of people, over many generations, and it is not same as testimony or oral history
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The Little Prince
_THE LITTLE PRINCE_ (French: _Le Petit Prince_; French pronunciation: ​ ), first published in 1943, is a novella , the most famous work of French aristocrat, writer, poet, and pioneering aviator Antoine de Saint-Exupéry (1900–1944). The novella is one of the most-translated books in the world and was voted the best book of the 20th century in France. Translated into 300 languages and dialects (as well as Braille
Braille
), selling nearly two million copies annually with sales totaling over 140 million copies worldwide, it has become one of the best-selling books ever published. After the outbreak of the Second World War
Second World War
Saint-Exupéry was exiled to North America. In the midst of personal upheavals and failing health, he produced almost half of the writings for which he would be remembered, including a tender tale of loneliness, friendship, love, and loss, in the form of a young prince fallen to Earth
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Fiction
FICTION is the classification for any story or setting that is imaginary —in other words, not based strictly on history or fact. Fiction can be expressed in a variety of formats, including writings , live performances , films , television programs , animations , video games , and role-playing games , though the term originally and most commonly refers to the narrative forms of literature (see _literary_ fiction ), including novels , novellas , short stories , and plays . Fiction is occasionally used in its narrowest sense to mean simply any "literary narrative". A work of fiction is an act of creative imagination, so its total faithfulness to reality is not typically assumed by its audience. Therefore, fiction is not expected to present only characters who are actual people or descriptions that are factually accurate. Instead, the context of fiction, not adhering precisely to the real world, is generally open to interpretation
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Non-fiction
NON-FICTION or NONFICTION is content (sometimes, in the form of a story ) whose creator, in good faith , assumes responsibility for the truth or accuracy of the events, people, or information presented. In contrast, a story whose creator explicitly leaves open if and how the work refers to reality is usually classified as fiction . Nonfiction, which may be presented either objectively or subjectively , is traditionally one of the two main divisions of narratives (and, specifically, prose writing), the other traditional division being fiction , which contrasts with nonfiction by dealing in information, events, and characters expected to be partly or largely imaginary. Nonfiction's specific factual assertions and descriptions may or may not be accurate, and can give either a true or a false account of the subject in question
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Poetry
POETRY (the term derives from a variant of the Greek term, _poiesis _, "making") is a form of literature that uses aesthetic and rhythmic qualities of language —such as phonaesthetics , sound symbolism , and metre —to evoke meanings in addition to, or in place of, the prosaic ostensible meaning . Poetry
Poetry
has a long history , dating back to the Sumerian _Epic of Gilgamesh _. Early poems evolved from folk songs such as the Chinese _ Shijing
Shijing
_, or from a need to retell oral epics, as with the Sanskrit _ Vedas
Vedas
_, Zoroastrian _ Gathas _, and the Homeric epics, the _ Iliad
Iliad
_ and the _ Odyssey
Odyssey
_. Ancient attempts to define poetry, such as Aristotle
Aristotle
's _ Poetics _, focused on the uses of speech in rhetoric , drama , song and comedy
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Drama
DRAMA is the specific mode of fiction represented in performance . Considered as a genre of poetry in general, the dramatic mode has been contrasted with the epic and the lyrical modes ever since Aristotle 's _Poetics _ (c. 335 BCE)—the earliest work of dramatic theory . The term "drama" comes from a Greek word meaning "action " (Classical Greek : δρᾶμα, _drama_), which is derived from "I do" (Classical Greek : δράω, _drao_). The two masks associated with drama represent the traditional generic division between comedy and tragedy . They are symbols of the ancient Greek Muses , Thalia , and Melpomene . Thalia was the Muse of comedy (the laughing face), while Melpomene was the Muse of tragedy (the weeping face)
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Comic Book
A COMIC BOOK or COMICBOOK, also called COMIC MAGAZINE or simply COMIC, is a publication that consists of comic art in the form of sequential juxtaposed panels that represent individual scenes. Panels are often accompanied by brief descriptive prose and written narrative, usually dialog contained in word balloons emblematic of the comics art form. Although comics has some origins in 18th century Japan and 1830s Europe, comic books were first popularized in the United States during the 1930s. The first modern comic book, _Famous Funnies _, was released in the United States in 1933 and was a reprinting of earlier newspaper humor comic strips , which had established many of the story-telling devices used in comics. The term _comic book_ derives from American comic books once being a compilation of comic strips of a humorous tone; however, this practice was replaced by featuring stories of all genres, usually not humorous in tone
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Cartoon Book
A COMIC BOOK or COMICBOOK, also called COMIC MAGAZINE or simply COMIC, is a publication that consists of comic art in the form of sequential juxtaposed panels that represent individual scenes. Panels are often accompanied by brief descriptive prose and written narrative, usually dialog contained in word balloons emblematic of the comics art form. Although comics has some origins in 18th century Japan and 1830s Europe, comic books were first popularized in the United States during the 1930s. The first modern comic book, Famous Funnies , was released in the United States in 1933 and was a reprinting of earlier newspaper humor comic strips , which had established many of the story-telling devices used in comics. The term comic book derives from American comic books once being a compilation of comic strips of a humorous tone; however, this practice was replaced by featuring stories of all genres, usually not humorous in tone
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Genre
GENRE (/ˈʒɒ̃rə/ , /ˈʒɒnrə/ or /ˈdʒɒnrə/ ; from French _genre_ , "kind" or "sort", from Latin _genus_ (stem _gener-_), Greek γένος, _génos_) is any form or type of communication in any mode (written, spoken, digital, artistic, etc.) with socially-agreed upon conventions developed over time. Genre
Genre
is most popularly known as a category of literature , music , or other forms of art or entertainment, whether written or spoken, audio or visual, based on some set of stylistic criteria, yet genres can be aesthetic, rhetorical, communicative, or functional. Genres form by conventions that change over time as new genres are invented and the use of old ones is discontinued. Often, works fit into multiple genres by way of borrowing and recombining these conventions. Stand alone texts, works, or pieces of communication may have individual styles, but genres are amalgams of these texts based on agreed upon or socially inferred conventions
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