Major Themes In Children's Literature

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Children 's literature have big themes and subjects, also children 's literature have many messages, that notice from Pullman style and content speech in his Carnegie Medal “There are some themes, some subjects, too large for adult fiction; they can only be dealt with adequately in a children’s book” (qtd. in Vallone, Mickenberg 106) and link it to ' 'Northern Light ' ', but what is children 's literature? Peter Hunt describes children 's literature as an oxymoron; because it 's reading and writing by adult but it 's related to children and childhood, so it 's a complex thing for Hunt, in contrast of Ursula Le Guin that saw children 's literature simple and it 's just writing for kids, for Peter Hunt the children being manipulated by…show more content…
etc), pedagogic and entertain in the novel, in other hand ' 'Northern Light ' ' deals with themes for adult too like science and religion reference for books such as paradise lost, and challenging authority, also complex things like dust, daemons, lust and betrayal (Lyra parents), all this these themes feed the adult and children at same time, so Pullman confirm ' 'Northern Light ' ' as crossover novel because it 's feed literary hunger for both adult and children from themes that he put in the novel (Montgomery 41). Pullman argues that adult writers find their fiction non-vital unlike children 's literature fiction such as Cinderella, Little Red Riding, Bleak House(Vallone, Mickenberg 106-107), Pullman believes in superior of both thematic and stylistic content in children 's literature; because of it pure and roots of narrative, also the strong connection between the storyteller and listeners(Falconer 5), we will see the pure from her help to kidnapped kids and in characteristic of Lyra when she said “I can 't set in here and watch them give him poison! ”(Pullman. (1995). Northern Light. Scholastic UK. 9), moreover, Pullman thinks that…show more content…
Perry Nodelman argues that children 's literature is the opposition between two figures innocence and knowledge each one perfecting each other, for Pullman nature of children 's literature is to move from innocence to experience, the nature of children 's literature is to prepare the kids to experience stage and give them information they need about life, for Pullman children have to leave childhood to do something good in life, no wisdom with innocence and no experiences without tries, for example if we ask kid to don’t touch the fire and he touched it, in this moment the kid will move from innocence to experience, so it 's very important stage in life ,the nature of children is the nature of children 's literature, Indeed in the ' 'Northern Light ' ' Lyra moves from innocence to experience (knowledge), in
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