Children's and Youth Literature Writer's and Reviewer's Guide

Children's and Youth Literature Writer's and Reviewer's Guide
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If you think too much about how novels are written they may lose some of their magic. As a frequent reader of novels you might want to stop reading this guide here. A reviewer should find this guide helpful but the primary target audience are beginning authors or authors who want to reconsider the design phase of their novels. The book also tries to offer criteria for evaluation.

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Novel-reading is the worst thing for children, since they can make no further use of it, and it merely affords them entertainment for the moment. Novel-reading strengthens the memory. For it would be ridiculous to remember novels in order to relate them to others. Therefore all novels should be taken away from children. Whilst reading them they weave, as it were, an inner romance of their own, rearranging the circumstances for themselves; their fancy is thus imprisoned, but there is no exercise of thought.

—On education[1], Immanuel Kant

  1. Audience and Genre
  2. Storyline
  3. Educational Aspects
  4. Didactic Method
  5. Psychology and Personality
  6. Metaphors
  7. Role Modelling
  8. Sociology and culture
  9. Philosophy
  10. Educational Science Fiction
  11. Perspectives and context
  12. Helping the reviewer

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References edit

  1. Kant, Immanuel (1900) [Compiled 1803 by Theodor Rink]. On education (Über Pädagogik). trans. Annette Churton, introd. by C. A. Foley Rhys Davids. (1 ed.). Boston: Heath. OCLC 2342855.