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Feast or Famine? Food and Childrens Literature Bridget Carrington

Feast or Famine? Food and Childrens Literature

Bridget Carrington

Published August 22nd 2014
ISBN : 9781306947244
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279 pages
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 About the Book 

In November 2013, the joint annual conference of the British branch of the International Board on Books for Young People (IBBY UK) and the MA course at the National Centre for Research in Childrens Literature (NCRCL) at Roehampton University took asMoreIn November 2013, the joint annual conference of the British branch of the International Board on Books for Young People (IBBY UK) and the MA course at the National Centre for Research in Childrens Literature (NCRCL) at Roehampton University took as its focus Feast or Famine? Food in Childrens Literature.Food is central to both childrens lives and their literature. The mouth-watering menu of talks given to the conference delegates is richly reflected in this book. Speakers examined the uses of food in childrens books from the nineteenth century to the present day, and in a wide variety of genres, from ancient fable to twenty-first-century fantasy. From the contributions to this collection, it is shown that food within literature not only reflects the society, culture and time in which it is prepared, but also is widely used by authors as a means to instruct their juvenile readers, and to deliver moral messages.