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Crossover picturebooks: a genre for all ages

Crossover picturebooks: a genre for all ages

Beckett, Sandra L., 1953- author

This study examines an international corpus of contemporary picturebooks - including artists' books, celebrity picturebooks, and others - that appeal to all ages

Paperback, Book. English.
Published New York: Routledge, 2013
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Statement of responsibility: Sandra L. Beckett
ISBN: 0415730376, 9780415730372
Intended audience: Specialized.
Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Note: Originally published: 2012.
Physical Description: xv, 398 pages : illustrations (black and white) ; 23 cm.
Series: Children's literature and culture
Subject: Picture books Bibliography.; Picture books.; Books and reading.; Picture books Publishing.; General.
Series Title: Children's literature and culture.


  1. Series Editor's Foreward
  2. Acknowledgements
  3. 1. Picturebooks as a Crossover Genre
  4. 2. Artists' Books
  5. 3. Wordless Picturebooks
  6. 4. Picturebooks with Allusions to the Fine Arts
  7. 5. Picturebooks with Cross-Generational Themes
  8. 6. Celebrity Picturebooks Epilogue: The Ultimate Crossover Genre
  9. Bibliography
  10. Index

Author note

Sandra L. Beckettis Professor of French at Brock University. She is the author of Crossover Fiction: Global and Historical Perspectives(Routledge, 2009), Red Riding Hood for All Ages: A Fairy Tale Icon in Cross-Cultural Contexts (2008), Recycling Red Riding Hood (Routledge, 2002), and De grands romanciers écrivent pour les enfants (1997). She is the editor of Transcending Boundaries: Writing for a Dual Audience of Children and Adults (Routledge, 1999), and Reflections of Change: Children's Literature Since 1945 (1997), and the co-editor of Beyond Babar: The European Tradition in Children's Literature (2006).