Download or read book Aesthetic Approaches to Children s Literature written by Maria Nikolajeva and published by Scarecrow Press. This book was released on 2005-05-12 with total page 313 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This work fills the void by providing students of childrens literature with a comprehensible and easy-to-use analytical tool kit, showing through concrete demonstration how each tool might best be used. Contemporary literary theories discussed include semiotics and hermeneutics, structuralism and narratology, feminist and postcolonial theory, psychoanalysis, and reader-response, each adjusted to suit the specifics of childrens literature.