The Disappearing Childhood of Children's Literature Studies

  • Perry Nodelman
Keywords: Children's Literature Studies


Review of:

Grenby, M. O., and Kimberley Reynolds. Children’s Literature Studies: A Research Handbook. Houndsmills: Palgrave, 2011.

Mickenberg, Julia, and Lynne Vallone, eds. The Oxford Handbook of Children’s Literature. New York: Oxford UP, 2011.

Nel, Philip, and Lissa Paul, eds. Keywords for Children’s Literature. New York: New York UP, 2011.

Rudd, David, ed. The Routledge Companion to Children’s Literature. London: Routledge, 2010.

Wolf, Shelby A., Karen Coats, Patricia Enciso, and Christine A. Jenkins, eds. Handbook of Research on Children’s and Young Adult Literature. New York: Routledge, 2011.


DOI: 10.1353/jeu.2013.0003

Author Biography

Perry Nodelman

Perry Nodelman's first critical essay on children's literature was published in 1977, his most recent in 2012. In between, he has been responsible for three books and a hundred or so articles and chapters in books on various aspects of the field, as well as a number of novels for young people.

How to Cite
Nodelman, P. (2013). The Disappearing Childhood of Children’s Literature Studies. Jeunesse: Young People, Texts, Cultures, 5(1). Retrieved from
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