Other authors and literary works can be borrowed from as well, but many are not as widely known or are well-known now but won’t be for long. Because of these limitations, many authors borrow from children’s literature when writing their stories. Children’s literature is recognizable and long lasting. Nathaniel Hawthorne an example of an author that takes references from Children’s literature. He displays this with his novel, The Scarlett Letter which contains a connection to Hansel and Gretel.
Children literature is about the literature what the adults write, but as well as what the children and adult read. Adults are exercising power and children are either influence or oppose treatment. Children’s books are not blameless or simple. If children’s literature fails to present young people ways of thinking about themselves and their own world. They can make a difference and help them create a conversation of their own as political subjects.
The conception of childhood and its image in literature has changed considerably overtime. The role of children in fiction gained importance in the late 18th century and is closely related to ‘Romantic revival’. Childhood in adult fiction represents certain philosophical ideas pertaining to a given age, gender, socio-cultural and economic set up. Up till 20th century majority of literary work depicted children as innocent beings incapable of causing any harm. 20th century with its brutal, terrifying world wars showed evil in the innocent child.
In a society where children are bombarded with electronics and technology, it can be challenging to convince them to sit down and either read or listen to a story. Reading and hearing stories helps to spark children’s imaginations and dreams. For some children, bedtime stories are not only special for the heroes or princesses they feature, but also for the scheduled time they get to spend one on one with their parent or guardian. In order for children to learn to enjoy reading they must be able to have a choice in what they are able to read. This is something that is taught to them from a young age, whether they are picking a bedtime story or a novel to read at school, it must be something that interests them.
Many of the children’s books written in this time period were mostly silly books meant to entertain children. Examples of books from this time would be Dr. Seuss’ The Cat in The Hat and Horton Hears a Who. Characteristics of famous children's books from this time include an ample amount of alliteration and rhyming, whole pages being occupied with pictures, and short simple dialogue to keep it easy for children to understand. The content of children’s books has evolved over time, and the culture around is has
The reason why students should read more challenging novels are because they learn new things, and they could also learn how to act in a certain situation based on the type of challenging story they read. Many people also feel that this book is irrelevant to student’s lives. However, kids should learn what life would be like for kids at their age in a different time period. Like what was stated before, in a history class, when we learn about the history, we learn about the straight facts, not as much of the personal lives of people living in that time. Since the novel is showing the personal recollections of one boy in the time period, students can identify the similarities between the two lessons.
In his article “Why the Best Kids Books Are Written in Blood” he explains how he went to visit a school where they read his books in class, although is books were very horrific and sad many of the student could relate to the books giving the student a sense of relief after reading them. When I read I don’t just recite words off the paper in my head. I visually picture what’s happening in the story kind of like a movie but I’m creating it. This lets me be pulled into the book emotionally and mentally. Teen who are abused at home want to get away from that environment as much as possible.
Not only that, but literacy began to spread. Religion, literature, and law were all adding on to the spread of literacy. Then when printing was introduced in Britain in 1476, there was a boom in literacy. Books were owned by many people and not just the rich. Other genres of literature started as well, like poetry, for example.
Fantasy and fairy tales have proved to be very popular with children. Although at the beginning this genre hadn’t a secure place in literature since proper stories for children were supposed to entertain and to instruct, it slowly began to win ground over