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Author Mikkelsen, Nina.
Title Powerful magic : learning from children's responses to fantasy literature / Nina Mikkelsen ; foreword by Laurence Yep.
Imprint New York : Teachers College Press, [2005]

Author Mikkelsen, Nina.
Series Language and literacy series.
Language and literacy series (New York, N.Y.)
Subject Children -- Books and reading -- Psychological aspects.
Children's literature -- Psychological aspects.
Fantasy literature -- Psychological aspects.
Literacy -- Philosophy.
Description x, 193 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (p. 183-187) and index.
Contents Children's ways of reading -- I: The child and the book -- Stepping into response: Alexander and the wind-up mouse -- Inside the world of The Snowman: different ways of seeing -- II: The reading transaction -- Alexander in the classroom: many voices, many literacies -- A deeper look at aesthetic literacy: Brooke and Louis the fish -- Louis in the classroom: the transactional literary conversation -- III: Children as research partners -- Fighting the dragon--and winning: The Hobbit -- Into the woods: the magical adventures of pretty Pearl.
ISBN 0807745952 (pbk. : acid-free paper)
0807745960 (acid-free paper)
OCLC # 58789062
Table of Contents
 Foreword / Laurence Yep 
 Introduction : children's ways of reading1
1Stepping into response : Alexander and the wind-up mouse13
2Inside the world of The snowman : different ways of seeing26
3Alexander in the classroom : many voices, many literacies55
4A deeper look at aesthetic literacy : Brooke and Louis the fish72
5Louis in the classroom : the transactional literary conversation93
6Fighting the dragon - and winning : The Hobbit113
7Into the woods : The Magical Adventures of Pretty Pearl143
 Conclusion : embracing fantasy, inviting response173

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