Here Comes the Bogeyman: Exploring contemporary issues in writing for children

1st Edition

Andrew Melrose

Routledge
Published November 18, 2011
Textbook - 142 Pages
ISBN 9780415617536 - CAT# Y115863

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Summary

Here Comes the Bogeyman is an essential text focussing on critical and contemporary issues surrounding writing for children. Containing a critically creative and a creatively critical investigation of the cult and culture of the child and childhood in fiction and non-fictional writing, it also contains a wealth of ideas and critical advice to be shared with writers, students of children’s writing and students of writing. With scores of published children’s fiction books and films to his name, Andrew Melrose shares his extensive critical, teaching, writing and research experience to provide:

  • a critical and creative investigation of writing and reading for children in the early, middle and pre-teen years
  • an accessible and critically important challenge to the latest international academic research and debates in the field of children’s literature and creative writing.
  • an evaluation of what it means to write for a generation of media-savvy children
  • encouragement for critics, writers and students to develop their own critical, creative and writing skills in a stimulating and supportive manner
  • guidance on writing non-fiction and poetry
  • creative writing craftwork ideas which could be used as seminar topics or as individual reflections

This ‘one-stop’ critical and creative text will be an indispensable resource for critics, writers and students interested in the cult and culture of writing for children; on Creative Writing BA and MA programmes; Children's Literature BA and MA programmes; English BA and MA programmes; Teacher Training, PGCE students and for those studying at Doctoral and Post-Doctoral level who are interested in writing for children.

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