Historical Fiction for Children : Capturing the Past

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Historical Fiction for Children : Capturing the Past

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Historical fiction has a great deal to offer as its readers and devotees have always known. The time is ripe however for the historical novel and historical picture book to be promoted more emphatically so that many more are made aware of the delight and learning to be found in the genre. The editors of this book invited authors, academic writers and teachers to reflect on the nature, scope, range and richness of historical fiction for children. What is collected here provides an overview of the field, a consideration of significant writers of historical fiction from the nineteenth century onwards, a sense of the various historical eras commonly explored (Stone Age to World War 2), a discussion of commonly raised issues, themes and topics such as child labor, slavery and migration, and a forum for writers to reveal their insights into the writing of historical fiction. Julian Atterton, Berlie Doherty, Michael Foreman and Philip Pullman have made contributions. It provides evidence of children and students engaging creatively with historical fiction.

Table of Contents

Introduction                                       v
Contributors' biographies vii
Section 1 Exploring the narrative past 1 (82)
Dogs and cats: the nineteenth-century 2 (8)
historical novel for children
Dennis Butts
The twentieth century - giving everybody a 10 (13)
history
Fiona M. Collins
Judith Graham
The silent ages: prehistory and Peter 23 (9)
Dickinson
Peter Hollindale
A havey-cavey business: language in 32 (11)
historical fiction with particular reference
to the novels of Joan Aiken and Leon Garfield
Gillian Lathey
`Time no longer' - history, enchantment and 43 (11)
the classic time-slip story
Linda Hall
The historical picture book - is it a `good 54 (10)
thing'?
Judith Graham
Beyond expectations: historical fiction and 64 (9)
working children
Liz Thiel
Passage to America: migration and change 73 (10)
Fiona M. Collins
Section 2 Writing about the narrative past 83 (36)
Waking quests 84 (6)
Julian Atterton
`Over the stile and into the past': Children 90 (7)
of Winter and other historical fiction
Berlie Doherty
Flesh on the bones 97 (5)
Michael Foreman
Daddy, or serendipity 102(7)
Philip Pullman
History and time 109(10)
Rosemary Sutcliff
Section 3 Teaching the narrative past 119(42)
Up and Down the City Road: history through 120(9)
dramatic action
Geoff Fox
Stimulating the historical imagination: 129(9)
working with primary age children on books
about the plague
Andrea Fellows
Getting under the skin: the EACH Project 138(12)
Alun Hicks
Dave Martin
Slavery and the Underground Railroad: working 150(11)
with students
Liz Laycock
Bibliography 161(2)
Index 163