The vintage book contains a complete guide to writing children's literature, and includes wealth of information on every aspect of writing books and plays for young people. Although old, the contents of this volume will be of considerable utility to modern readers with an interest in the subject. Contents include: “Preparing the Ground”, “Titles”, “Fairy and Dragon Stories”, “Animal and Nature Stories”, “Adventure Stories”, “Sporting and School Tales”, “Points to Remember”, “Editors”, “Markets for Manuscripts”, “Lengths”, “Submissions”, “Children's Plays”, “The Serial and Series Books”, “Writing for B.B.C.”, “Verse for Children”, “Ideas Unlimited”, et cetera. Many vintage books such as this are increasingly scarce and expensive. It is with this in mind that we are republishing this volume now in an affordable, modern edition complete with a specially commissioned new introduction。 This book was first published in 1929.
Of the many themes occurring in young adult literature, one that bears more extensive exploration is the adolescent-animal connection. Although substantial critical commentary has addressed children's animal stories and animals in adult fiction, very few studies have been devoted to adolescent-animal encounters. In Animals in Young Adult Fiction, Walter Hogan examines several hundred novels and stories to explore the ways in which animals are represented in these works. In additional to providing an historical survey, Hogan looks at both realistic fiction and speculative works, including fantasy, supernatural, horror, and science fiction. Hogan reviews stories that feature wild animal encounters, stories centered on relationships with horses, dogs, and other working and performing animals, and those featuring relationships with pets. Drawing upon established scholarship, this book examines human-animal relationships from multiple angles, making it an invaluable resource for librarians, teachers, and students of children's and young adult literature.