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Andrew M. Butler

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9781846318344

Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: June 2013

DOI: 10.5949/UPO9781846317798

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Saving the Family? Children's Fiction

Saving the Family? Children's Fiction

(p.168) 12 Saving the Family? Children's Fiction
Solar Flares
Liverpool University Press

In 1976, Thomas M. Disch described science fiction as a branch of children's literature because of its intellectual, emotional and moral limitations. Science fiction authors such as Robert A. Heinlein, Isaac Asimov and Ray Bradbury wrote for children and adults. The emergence of the Young Adult novel in the mid- to late 1960s changed children's literature. This chapter examines novelisations for children of science fiction films and television shows, stop-motion animations and animated and live-action Disney films, as well as children's novels by Andre Norton and Roald Dahl. It also considers fiction for teenagers and young adults by Alan Garner, Robert C. O'Brien, H. M. Hoover, Jan Mark and Ursula Le Guin.

Keywords:   Andre Norton, Roald Dahl, novels, H. M. Hoover, Ursula Le Guin, films, television shows, stop-motion animations, science fiction, children's literature

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