"Highly recommended" by Choice
While crossover books such as Rowling's Harry Potter series have enjoyed enormous sales and media attention, critical analysis of crossover fiction has not kept pace with the growing popularity of this new category of writing and reading. Falconer remedies this lack with close readings of six major British works of crossover fiction, and a wide-ranging analysis of the social and cultural implications of the global crossover phenomenon. A uniquely in-depth study of the crossover novel, Falconer engages with a ground-breaking range of sources, from primary texts, to child and adult reader responses, to cultural and critical theory.
"Well written and documented, this accessible volume, with its extensive bibliography, will be valuable for those interested in children's literature - highly recommended" -- Choice, March 2009
"The Crossover Novel is an exhaustively researched and deeply theoretical approach to the phenomenon of crossover literature...provides an excellent groundwork for further study in this arena of children's literature."
-- Children's Literature Association Quarterly, Summer 2009, Vol. 34, No. 2
"[Falconer] seems genuinely interested in getting to the heart of profound questions of readership....What makes Falconer's book so strong is that, although she may invoke her voracious child-reader self, she doesn't settle for easy answers." --The Lion and the Unicorn 33 (2009)
Series Editor's Foreword Acknowledgments Introduction A Decade of Border Crossing Chapter 1 Kiddults at Large Chapter 2 Harry Potter, Lightness and Death Chapter 3 Coming of Age in a Fantasy World: Philip Pullman's His Dark Materials Chapter 4 Seeing Things Big: Mark Haddon's The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time Chapter 5 Adolescence and Abjection: Geraldine McCaughrean's The White Darkness Chapter 6 The Search for Roots: David Almond's Clay Chapter 7 Re-reading Childhood Books: C.S. Lewis's The Silver Chair Conclusion Crossing Thresholds of Time Notes Bibliography Index
Series: Children's Literature and Culture (Paperback)
Tertiary; University or College
Number Of Pages: 264
Published: 14th December 2009
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24
Weight (kg): 0.38