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    References [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8] [9] Kiefer, Hunt, p. Hunt, p. Retrieved 23 April Andrea Wyman.

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    Versed, Sept. Source Kiefer, Barbara Z. Charlotte Huck's Children's Literature. New York, McGraw-Hill. New York: Dover. Hunt, Peter; Sheila Ray Chapter book A chapter book is a story book intended for intermediate readers, generally age Unlike books for older readers, chapter books contain plentiful illustrations.

    The name refers to the fact that the stories are usually divided into short chapters, which provide children with opportunities to stop and resume reading if their attention spans are not long enough to finish the book in one sitting. Chapter books are usually works of fiction of moderate length and complexity. However, some publishers such as Scholastic Corporation and Harper Collins include the phrase "chapter book" in series titles aimed specifically at younger readers, including the I Can Read!

    Boston Globe. The New York Times. Young-adult fiction Young-adult fiction or young adult literature often abbreviated as YA ,[1] [2] also juvenile fiction, is fiction written for, published for, or marketed to adolescents and young adults, roughly ages 14 to Young adult novels have also been defined as texts written for the ages of twelve and up. Authors and readers of young adult YA novels often define the genre as "literature written for ages ranging from ten years up to the age of twenty" Cole.

    Another suggestion for the definition is that Young Adult Literature is any text being read by adolescents, though this definition is still somewhat controversial. Accordingly, the terms young-adult novel, juvenile novel, young-adult book, etc. Although YA literature shares the fundamental elements of character, plot, setting, theme, and style common to other genres of fiction, theme and style are often subordinated to the more tangible basic narrative elements such as plot, setting, and character, which appeal more readily to younger readers.

    The vast majority of YA stories portray an adolescent as the protagonist, rather than an adult or a child It is generally agreed that Young Adult Literature is literature written for adolescent readers, and in some cases published by adolescent writers. The subject matter and story lines are typically consistent with the age and experience of the main character, but beyond that YA stories span the entire spectrum of fiction genres. Themes in YA stories often focus on the challenges of youth, so much so that the entire age category is sometimes referred to as problem novels or coming of age novels.

    History of young-adult fiction Sarah Trimmer The first recognition of young adults as a distinct group was by Sarah Trimmer, who in described "young adulthood" as lasting from ages 14 to The Beginning Beginning in the s, it was said that "this was the first time when it became clear that the young were a separate generation" Cart 43 ; but multiple novels that fit into the YA category had been published long before.

    In the nineteenth century there are several early examples that appealed to young readers Garland , p. In The Hobbit, by J. Some claim that the first real young adult novel was The Catcher in the Rye by J. Salinger, and that it opened up a whole new eye to what types of texts adolescent readers read.

    Mid-Century In the s, shortly before the advent of modern publishing for the teen romance market, two novels drew the attention of adolescent readers: The Catcher in the Rye , and Lord of the Flies Unlike more-recent fiction classified as YA, these two were written with an adult audience in mind.

    Hinton's The Outsiders. This book focused on a group of teens not yet represented and instead of having the nostalgic tone that was typical in young adult books written by adults, it displayed a truer, darker side of young adult life because it was written by a young adult. As the decades moved on, the stormy sixties became the era "when the 'under 30' generation became a subject of popular concern, and that research on adolescence began to emerge. It would also be the decade when literature for adolescents could be said to have come into its own" Cart For this reason others adopt The Outsiders, published in by S.

    Hinton who at the time was only a teenager, as the initiator of the adolescent literature genre. This book sparked talk about what adolescents face, and that adolescents can produce books that they can relate to. In the s, what has become to be known as the "fab five" were published. The s to the mids have been described as the golden age of young-adult fictionwhen challenging novels began speaking directly to the interests of the identified adolescent market.

    Also in the s, "teenagers seemed to want to read about something closer to their daily lives-romance novels were revived" Cart In the s, Young Adult Literature pushed adolescent issues even further by including topics such as, drinking, sexuality, drug use, identity, beauty, and even teen pregnancy" Lubar. Also in the s, it seemed as though the era of Young Adult Literature was going to lose steam but "due in part to an increase in the number of teenagers in the s the field matured, blossomed, and came into its own with the better written, more serious, and more varied young adult books published during the last two decades" Tomlinson and Lynch-Brown 5.

    Marketing Teens have also become more and more marketable to text publications, bookstores have begun dedicating entire sections of their bookshelves to "teen" and "young adult" novels and texts, and movies are now produced more often that portray popular young adult texts with adolescent protagonists. As the genre continues to become more popular, and authors continue to publish texts that adolescents can relate to, Young Adult Literature will continue to be read and supported by adolescent and adult readers alike.

    Examples of other novels that predate the young-adult classification, but that are now frequently presented alongside YA novels are Garland , p. Notable authors V. Andrews : American author of several popular gothic horror family sagas for teenagers; examples include Flowers in the Attic and Melody. Laurie Halse Anderson: American author of both fiction and non-fiction. Anderson is a Margret A. Edwards Award [6] recipient. Clive Barker Although not usually a young adult writer, "Abarat" was written for a young adult audience and is considered one of his most important works.

    David Belbin born : English author. His novels include Love Lessons and Denial. Tim Bowler born : English author. His novels include River Boy and Frozen Fire. Kate Cann: Young adult trilogies and "Holiday" stand-alones. Isobelle Carmody born : Wrote the award-winning, Obernewtyn Chronicles. Born in Melbourne, Australia as was Garth Nix, they are often compared and are close friends.

    Cast and her daughter Kristin Cast: American writers of the House of Night series of vampire-based fantasy novels. Eoin Colfer born : Irish author noted for the Artemis Fowl series. Joe Craig born : British author, wrote Jimmy Coates series. Cory Doctorow born : Canadian author. His novels include Little Brother and For the Win. Heinlein : American science fiction writer, whose novels include Tunnel in the Sky and Citizen of the Galaxy.

    Charlie Higson born : British author, wrote Young Bond series. Brian Jacques : British author of the successful and critically acclaimed Redwall series. Gordon Korman C. Lewis : British author, 95 million copies of his Chronicles of Narnia series have been published worldwide since The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe debuted in Lurlene McDaniel born : American author; penned a series of novels dealing with terminal illness that were enormously popular during the s and s.

    Young-adult fiction Stephenie Meyer born : American creator of the popular vampire romance franchise Twilight. Gary Paulsen born : American author, wrote Hatchet and many other young-adult novels. Kathryn Reiss born : American Author, Kathryn Reiss is an award winning author of time travel and suspense novels for young-adults, as well as American Girl mysteries for younger readers. Rowling born : British author, J.

    Rowling is an award winning young-adult author today and arguably the most successful. Being the author of the extremely successful and critically well received Harry Potter series, her books have been sold in more than million copies worldwide and are translated into more than 63 languages.

    She is also the first billionaire-author in terms of US-dollars. Salinger : American author of the young adult classic The Catcher in the Rye. Smith author born an American author of young-adult literature. Wrote many romantic fantasy stories. Two of her book series have turned into television series. Jerry Spinelli born : Very prolific American author of young adult fare such as Stargirl and Eggs. Jonathan Stroud born : British author, wrote the best-selling Bartimaeus Trilogy amongst other books.

    Julian F rancis Thompson born : American author of nineteen popular, award-winning YA novels, including The Grounding of Group 6 currently being made into a movie. Mark Walden born ? Scott Westerfeld born : Scott has written books such as the Uglies series which contains the best selling books Uglies Pretties Specials and Extras. He also wrote So Yesterday and Peeps as well as the Midnighters trilogy.

    So Yesterday won an award for American Library Association best book for young adults, and Uglies and Peeps got the American Library Association best book for young adults award. Cecily von Ziegesar born : American author of the popular teen novels Gossip Girl. His books have sold over 10 million copies and have been translated into languages all over the globe.

    Genre Young Adult Literature has become a genre which covers various text types including: novels, graphic novels, short stories, and poetry. Although many genres exist in young adult literature, the problem novel tends to be the most popular among young readers. Problem novel refers to young adult novels in the realistic fiction category that addresses personal and social issues across socioeconomic boundaries and within both traditional and nontraditional family structures Cole Memoirs are also popular forms of Young Adult Literature. The genre itself has been challenged due its seemingly mature content by critics of Young Adult Literature, but "other converted critics have embraced Young Adult so dearly that they have scoured the canon for any classics they could adopt into the YA family" Stephens Themes Young Adult Literature uses a wide array of themes in order to appeal to a wide variety of adolescent readers.

    Some of these themes include: identity, sexuality, science fiction, depression, suicide, drug abuse, alcohol abuse, familial struggles, bullying, and numerous others. Some issues that are talked about in young adult literature are things such as friendship, love, race, money, divorce, relationships within families.

    Reading about issues that adolescents can relate to allows them to identify with a particular character, and creates a sense of security when experiencing something that is going on within their lives. Reading about it may help a young person validate his or her own experience and make some kind of meaning out of it" Blasingame, In a paper written by April Dawn Wells, she discovers seventeen common traits of young adult novels.

    Characteristics Young adult literature contains specific characteristics that are present throughout the genre. Other characteristics of Young Adult Literature include: " 1 Characters and issues young readers can identify with; those issues and characters are treated in a way that does not invalidate, minimize, or devalue them; 2 Is framed in language that young readers can understand; 3 Emphasizes plot above everything else; and 4 Is written for an audience of young adults" Blasingame Overall, Young Adult Literature needs to contain specific elements that will not only interest adolescent readers, but elements that relate directly to real situations adolescents face, and contain believable, empathetic characters.

    Usage in Education Research suggests young adult literature can be advantageous to reluctant student readers by addressing their needs.

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    Authors who write young adult literature have an adolescents age and interests in mind. The language and plots of young adult literature are similar to what students are accustomed to finding in reality, television, movies, and popular culture Bucher, Manning, The following are criteria that researchers have come up with to evaluate the effectiveness of young adult literature in the classroom Bucher and Manning, The subject matter should reflect age and development by addressing their interest levels, reading and thinking levels.

    The content should deal with contemporary issues and experiences with characters adolescents can relate. Subjects can relate to dealing with parents and adults, illness and death, peer pressure with regards to drugs, sex, and the complications of addiction and pregnancy. The content should consider existing global concerns such as cultural, social, and gender diversity; environmental and political issues as it relates to adolescents.

    Young Adult Literature has been integrated into classrooms in order to increase student interest in reading. Research has been performed on what type of impact the introduction YA Lit has on students, particularly adolescent males and struggling readers: "Researchers have shown that introducing YA Literature to males improves their reading ability. YA Literature, because of its range of authors and story types, is an appropriate literature for every adolescent male who needs compelling material that speaks to him" Gill. Research shows that not only adolescent males have been labeled as reluctant readers, struggling readers use reluctance as a coping mechanism.

    Young Adult Literature has been used to open up the door of reading literature to these readers as well: "When voluntary reading declines, the problems of struggling readers are only aggravated. By allowing adolescents to read good young adult literature, educators are able to encourage independent reading, which will, in turn, help adolescents develop the skills necessary to succeed" Bucher and Manning.

    Another reason that Young Adult Literature has been incorporated into classrooms is to be paired with classic texts that are traditionally read in classrooms, and required by many schools curricula. Using YA Lit alongside a canonical piece of text can increase a students comprehension of the common themes the various texts have, and make reading a classic text more enjoyable: "Young adult literature can spark interest in the classics and vice versa.

    Although it's clear that young adult literature is more accessible, that doesn't warrant denying the classics to struggling readers. The classics shouldn't be reserved for exceptional students, and Young Adult Literature shouldn't be reserved for at-risk readers. Cole Situational Archetypes in Literature The classic canon in high school literature classes can often be too overwhelming and far removed from everyday life of the adolescence.

    Sarah K. Herz and Donald Gallo suggest using archetypes from traditional literature to build bridges to the classics through young adult literature. Young Adult Literature offers teachers an effective way to introduce the study of archetypes in literature by grouping a variety of titles around archetypal situations and characters. Herz and Gallo suggest before or after studying a traditional classic or contemporary novel it is a good time to introduce the concept of archetypes in literature.

    Based on the Jungian theory of archetypes, consider a literary archetype as a character type or theme which recurs frequently in literature Herz and Gallo, Recognizing archetypes in literature will help students build the foundation for making connection among various works of literature. Students can begin to grasp and identify the archetypal images and patterns that appear in new forms. Archetypes also help students become more conscious of an authors style and to think about and recognize the way in which a particular writer develops a character or story Herz and Gallo, Herz and Gallo, Through pain and suffering, the characters spirit survives the fight and through a development of self awareness the main character is reborn.

    The Fall: Expulsion from Eden. The main character is expelled because of undesirable actions on his or her part. The Journey. The protagonist takes journey, either physically or emotionally, and brings meaning in their life. The Test or Trial. The main character experiences growth and change; he or she experiences a transformation. Annihilation; Absurdity; Total Oblivion. In order to exist in an unbearable world, the main character accepts that life is absurd, ridiculous, and ironic.

    Parental Conflicts and Relationships. The protagonist deals with parental conflict by rejecting or bonding with parents. The Wise Old Woman or Man. This figure protects or assists the main character in facing challenges. The Hero. The main character leaves his or her community to go on an adventure, performing actions that bring honor to the community. The Sacrificial Redeemer.

    The protagonist is willing to die for a belief; the main character maintains a strong sense of morality. Edgy content From its very beginning, young-adult fiction has portrayed teens confronting situations and social issues that have pushed the edge of then-acceptable content. Such novels and their content are sometimes referred to as "edgy. Critics of such content argue that the novels encourage destructive or immoral behavior. Others argue that fictional portrayal of teens successfully addressing difficult situations and confronting social issues helps readers deal with real-life challenges.

    Debate continues regarding the amount and nature of violence and profanity appropriate in young-adult fiction. Hyphens young adult vs. Some dictionaries recognize young adult as a noun Random House, 2nd , while others do not Webster's International, 3rd When recognized as by Random House , young adult is treated as an open compound noun, with no hyphen.

    When the noun young adult is placed before another noun such as fiction, novel, author , however, the use of a hyphen varies widely. For example, an Internet search of the Web or of news articles using the key words young adult fiction shows widespread inconsistency in hyphenation.

    Although the Chicago Manual of Style falls short of declaring the omission of the hyphen as grammatically incorrect, it clearly addresses the issue in "Compounds and Hyphenation," sections 7. With the exception of proper nouns such as United States and compounds formed by an adverb ending in ly plus an adjective, it is never incorrect to hyphenate adjectival compounds before a noun. Young-adult fiction precede nouns. Many writers neglect to hyphenate such compounds, and the result is ramshackle sentences that often frustrate the reader. Although none of the sources cited above list young adult as an example, each clearly expresses a preference for hyphenating compound modifiers.

    With that in mind, young adult is a noun without a hyphen as defined by Random House. But when the noun young adult precedes another noun, it becomes a compound modifier and warrants a hyphen, as in young-adult fiction, young-adult author, young-adult novel, and so on. Because the sources do not declare the absence of a hyphen as grammatically incorrect, widespread inconsistencies in the punctuation of young adult are likely to continue, either out of ignorance or as conscious choice of style.

    Literature Whether any particular work of fiction qualifies as literature can be disputed. In recent years, however, YA fiction has been increasingly treated as an object of serious study by children's literature critics. A growing number of young-adult-fiction awards recognize outstanding works of fiction for adolescents. Trends The category of YA fiction continues to expand into new genres: graphic novels, light novels, manga, fantasy, mystery fiction, romance novels, even subcategories such as cyberpunk, splatterpunk, techno-thrillers, and contemporary Christian fiction.

    New formats such as ebooks make it easier for teens to access these online. Boundaries between children's, YA, and adult fiction The distinctions between children's literature, YA literature, and adult literature have historically been flexible and loosely defined. This line is often policed by adults who feel strongly about the border. Some novels originally marketed to adults have been identified as being of interest and value to adolescents and, in the case of several books such as the Harry Potter novels, vice versa. Awards Various young-adult-fiction awards are presented annually, and mark outstanding adolescent literature writing.

    The Michael L. Printz Award is an award for a book that exemplifies literary excellence in young adult literature. Morris YA Debut Award first awarded in , honors a debut book published by a first-time author writing for teens and celebrating impressive new voices in young adult literature. The first William C. Morris award was given to Elizabeth C. Bunce for A Curse Dark as Gold. Edwards Award was established in , honors an author, as well as a specific body of his or her work, for significant and lasting contribution to young adult literature.

    It recognizes an author's work in helping adolescents become aware of themselves and addressing questions about their role and importance in relationships, society, and in the world. The winning titles are selected from the previous year's publishing. The Alex Awards were first given annually beginning in and became an official ALA award in Co-administered with Association for Library Service to Children.

    Notes Blasingame, James. New York: Scholastic, Bucher, K. Bucher, Katherine Toth, and M. Cart, Michael. New York: Harper Collins, Cole, Pam B. Young Adult Literature: In the 21st Century. New York: McGraw Hill, Gill, Sam D. Herz, Sarah K. Westport, CT: Greenwood, Lesesne, Teri S. Maine: Stenhouse Publishers, Lubar, David. The Alan Review Spring Stephens, Jonathan.

    Thomlinson, Carl M. Essentials of Young Adult Literature. Boston: Pearson Education, Inc. John Grossman Chicago Manual of Style, 15th Edition. University of Chicago Press. Eccleshare, Julia In Peter Hunt, ed.. Egoff, Sheila In Shiela Egoff, ed.. Only Connect: readings on children's literature 2nd ed. Ontario: Oxford University Press. Garland, Sherry Writing for Young Adults. Lutz and Stevenson Cincinnati, Ohio: Writer's Digest Books. Nilsen, Alleen Pace April This Is Now". School Library Journal 40 4 : Random House Dictionary, 2nd edition.

    Random House. Webster's Third New International Dictionary. Young-adult fiction Kenneth L. Donelson, Alleen Pace Nilsen. Literature for Today's Young Adults. Scott, Foresman and Company. Wesport, Conn. The Guardian of Education. Bristol: Thoemmes Press, References [1] Fox, Rose Publishers Weekly. Entertainment Weekly. Cincinnati: Writer's Digest Books, p. Accessed August 14, American Library Association, The New York Public Library.

    It is something of a children's encyclopedia and is considered to be the first picture book intended for children. Contents The book is divided into chapters illustrated by woodcuts, which are described in the accompanying text. The book has chapters and covers a wide range of subjects: inanimate nature botanics zoology religion humans and their activities A late 18th-century reprint of Orbis Pictus, published in Pressburg Bratislava. History Originally published in Latin and German in in Nuremberg, the book soon spread to schools in Germany and other countries.

    The first English edition was published in The first quadrilingual edition in Latin, German, Italian and French was published in The first Czech translation was published in the quadrilingual edition together with Latin, German and Hungarian , by the Breuer publishing house in Levoa. In the years , new editions were published in various languages, with upgraded both pictures and text content.


    Orbis Pictus had a long-lasting influence on children's education. It was a precursor of both audio-visual techniques and the lexical approach in language learning. References [1] Epstein, Connie C. The Art of Writing for Children. Archon Books. Late in life they undertook the compilation of the first German dictionary: Wilhelm died in December , having completed the letter D; Jacob survived his brother by nearly four years, completing the letters A, B, C and E, and was working on Frucht fruit when he collapsed at his desk.

    The first collection of fairy tales Children's and Household Tales Kinder-und Hausmrchen was published in and it contained more than fairy tales. Some collections of the stories had already been written by Charles Perrault in the late s, with somewhat unexpected versions. In the original published forms, the Grimm's fairy tales were dark and violent, in contrast to the lighter, modern "Disney versions" of those tales.

    The Grimm family lived near the magistrate's house between and while the father was employed by the Prince of Hessen. When the eldest brother, Jacob, was 11 years old, their father, Philip Wilhelm, died and the family moved into a cramped urban residence. Kassel and educational career Both brothers Jacob and Wilhelm were educated at the Friedrichs-Gymnasium in Kassel and later both studied law at the University of Marburg.

    There they were inspired by their professor Friedrich von Savigny, who awakened an interest in the past. They were in their early twenties when they began the linguistic and philological studies that would culminate in both Grimm's law and their collected editions of fairy and folk tales. Though their collections of tales became immensely popular, they were essentially a by-product of the linguistic research, which was the brothers' primary goal. In , Jacob Grimm was appointed court librarian to the King of Westphalia.

    In the brothers published their first volume of fairy tales, Tales of Children and the Home. They had collected the stories from peasants and villagers; they were also aided by their close friend August von Haxthausen. In their collaboration, Jacob did more of the research, while Wilhelm, less sturdy in stature and intellect, put the work into a literary form that would appeal to children and the masses. They were also interested in folklore and primitive literature.

    In Jacob became a librarian in Kassel, where Wilhelm was also employed. Between and , they published two volumes of German legends and a volume of early literary history. The German Grammar In time, the brothers became interested in older languages and their relation to German. Jacob began to specialize in the history and structure of the Germanic languages, devising a theory that became Berlin memorial plaque, Brder Grimm, Alte known as Grimm's law, based on immense amounts of data.

    In , they moved together to Gttingen, where both secured positions at the University of Gttingen. They were fired from their university posts and three were deported, including Jacob Grimm, who with Wilhelm settled in Kassel, outside Ernest's realm, at the home of their brother Ludwig. However, the next year brought an invitation to Berlin from the King of Prussia. German Dictionary Jacob and Wilhelm were ignored in the appointment of a chief librarian place in Kassel.

    A year later, in the two brothers moved away from Kassel to Gttingen, where they had also a common household. They spent time in writing a definitive dictionary, the German Dictionary, in German: Deutsches Wrterbuch, the first volume being published in The work was carried on by future generations. His brother William was also a librarian in Gttingen and a year later, Associate Professor.

    In his teaching, Wilhelm was often compromised by disease. This edition had an inspiring effect on many fairy tales and legends collectors. The two brothers then dealt with animal fables and in the same Title page of the first volume of the year, , Jacob Grimm finalized a work he began in , "Reinhart German Dictionary. Reineke Fox", which was the first publication of this traditional animal epic, and the first coherent documentation of its vernacular versions.

    Subsequently, in he published his work on "German Mythology"; in this work Jacob examined pre-Christian beliefs and superstitions. This work had enormous influence on the research of myths. The third edition of the Children's and Household Tales was written in by Wilhelm alone. In , Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm began their joint work on the German dictionary. By the Grimms produced a manuscript collection of several dozen tales, which they had recorded by inviting storytellers to their home and transcribing what they heard.

    However, these oral tales were heavily edited and many of the tales had its roots in written sources[13]. The brothers were bound to come across the same story more than once. When they did, the brothers used a technique of contamination, meaning they would strip away the similarities and try to rediscover the core of the story[14]. Buchmrchen book tales is a term used to imply a mix of written and oral work. Some of the Grimm tales were referred to as this[15].

    Although they were said to have collected tales from peasants, many of their informants were middle-class or aristocratic, recounting tales they had heard from their servants. For example; it was Dortchen Wilds family and their nursery maid who told the brothers some of the more famous tales, such as Hansel and Gretel and Sleeping Beauty[16]. Several of the informants were of Huguenot ancestry and told tales that were French in origin.

    They then adapted it [17]. It is possible that these informants could have been familiar with Charles Perraults tales because certain Grimm works are similar to those of Perrault's[18]. Some scholars have theorized that certain elements of the stories were "purified" for the brothers, who were devout Christians. In , the Brothers published a collection of 86 German fairy tales in a volume titled Kinder- und Hausmrchen Children's and Household Tales.

    In this volume, Wilhelm said that their stories came from the oral tradition of tales, which was a tradition they wanted to save[21]. They published a second volume of 70 fairy tales in "" on the title page , which together make up the first edition of the collection, containing stories. They wrote a two-volume work titled Deutsche Sagen, which included German legends; these were published in and A second edition of the Children's and Household Tales followed in , expanded to tales.

    Five more editions were issued during the Grimms' lifetimes,[24] in which stories were added or subtracted. The seventh edition. Brothers Grimm of contained tales. Many of the changes were made in light of unfavorable reviews, particularly those that objected that not all the tales were suitable for children, despite the title. They changed "fee" fairy to an enchantress or wise woman, every prince to a king's son, every princess to a king's daughter. The Brothers also published the Small Edition German: Kleine Ausgabe , containing a selection of 50 stories expressly designed for children as opposed to the more formal Large Edition German: Groe Ausgabe.

    Ten printings of the "small edition" were issued between and The Grimms were not the first to publish collections of folktales. The earlier collections, however, made little pretence to strict fidelity to sources. The Brothers Grimm were the first workers in this genre to present their stories as faithful renditions of the kind of direct folkloric materials that underlay the sophistication of an adapter such as Perrault. In doing so, the Grimms took a basic and essential step toward modern folklore studies, leading to the work of folklorists like Peter and Iona Opie[28] and others.

    The Grimms' method was common in their historical era. Arnim and Brentano edited and adapted the folksongs of Des Knaben Wunderhorn; in the early 19th century Brentano collected folktales in much the same way as the Grimms. Linguistics In the very early 19th century, the time in which the Brothers Grimm lived, the Holy Roman Empire of the German Nation had recently dissolved, and the modern nation of Germany did not exist. In its place was a confederacy of 39 small- to medium-size German states, many of which had been newly created by Napoleon as client states.

    The major unifying factor for the German people of the time was a common language.

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    Part of what motivated the Brothers in their writings and in their lives was the desire to help create a German identity. Less well known to the general public outside of Germany is the Brothers' work on a German dictionary, the Deutsches Wrterbuch. It was extensive, having 33 volumes and weighing 84kg lbs. It is still considered the standard reference for German etymology. Work began in , but by the end of their lifetime, only sections from the letter 'A' to part of the letter 'F' were completed. The work was not considered complete until Grimm's law was the first non-trivial systematic sound change to be discovered.

    Books, film and television From the s to the present, some of the Grimms' best known fairy tales have been adapted by Walt Disney Animation Studios as animated feature films and other media: Snow White[31] [32] , Sleeping Beauty , The Princess and the Frog which is an adaptation of "The Frog Prince," Tangled as an adaptation of "Rapunzel".

    Hansel and Gretel is no exception having had numerous opera, movies, and television adaptations. It went on to win the Oscar for costume design and was nominated in several other categories. The basic plot presented the brothers traveling and getting lost in a forest, and encountering various characters from the tales that made them famous. In the late s and early s Nickelodeon aired a cartoon series called "Grimm's Fairy Tale Classics" as a part of its daytime Nick Jr.

    It was originally broadcast in Japan as "Gurimu Meisaku Gekijou". In , in the movie Ever After, the Grimm Brothers visit an elderly woman, the Grande Dame of France, who questions their version of the Cinderella story. The Brothers Grimm reply that there was no way for them to verify the authenticity of their story as there were so many different versions. She proceeds to tell the story of "Danielle De Barbarac".

    In the film directed by Manuel Siebenmann, which was written by Daniel Martin Eckhart, the elderly killer challenges the detectives with a series of Brothers Grimm fairytale riddles. Comic book writer Bill Willingham created in the comic book Fables, which includes characters from fables as the main characters.

    The author Michael Buckley began a popular young reader's series geared for age titled The Sisters Grimm in , in which the two characters, sisters, are the direct descendants of the Brothers Grimm. They discover the family secret in which the fairy tales told in their ancestor's stories are not fictional, but instead are documentations of fairy-tale encounters. The brothers brought all of the characters to New York to escape prosecution. The sisters solve mysteries inside the town the characters are trapped in.

    Also in The Brothers Grimm, a film directed by Terry Gilliam based roughly on the Grimm brothers and their tales, starring Heath Ledger as Jacob Grimm and Matt Damon as Wilhelm Grimm in the title roles, resembles the contents of the sagas from the brothers' collections, much more than the academic nature of their lives.

    In this version, the Brothers Grimm aren't innocent fairy tale collectors. John Conolly, an Irish writer, publishes in a book named The Book of Lost Things, it is his first non-mystery novel. The crime novel Brother Grimm, by Craig Russell, was published in A serial killer stalks Hamburg and uses themes of Brothers Grimm fairytales, to pose his victims and to write riddles about the next one. In , the novel was adapted for German television, directed by Urs Egger and written by Daniel Martin Eckhart under the title Wolfsfhrte engl.

    The book The Grimm Legacy was published in by Polly Shulman, about a girl who starts working at a mysterious museum which holds items from Grimm fairy tales. Created by David Greenwalt and Jim Kouf and to be directed by Marc Buckland, Grimm is described as a dark but fantastical cop drama about a world in which characters inspired by Grimms Fairy Tales exist. Mark Miller's Empyrical Tales series is strongly influenced by these works. The stories serve both as an homage and as a new fairytale. As the Empyrical Tales continues, later books will include references to other folklore and mythology from around the world.

    Notes a. References [1] Zipes , pp. Gale Group, Greenwood Group, Edited by Jack Zipes. Oxford University Press York University. Athens, Ohio: Ohio University Press, [24] Two volumes of the second edition were published in , with a third volume in The third edition appeared in ; fourth edition, ; fifth edition, ; sixth edition, ; seventh edition, All were of two volumes, except for the three-volume second edition.

    Donald R. One example: the tale "All Fur," Allerleirauh, in the collection derives from Carl Nehrlich's novel Schilly. Moviefone AOL. Los Angeles Times. Its a great time to revisit the Vertigo series or discover for the first time with the recently released hardcover Fables: The Deluxe Edition, Book One, which collects the first 10 issues of the dark refugee epic that chronicles the very unexpected modern-day adventures of Bigby aka, the Big Bad Wolf , Snow White, Jack Horner, Mowgli, Geppetto, Old King Cole and many, many others.

    The year-old Virginia native has also recently published Peter and Max: A Fables Novel, which takes his franchise into the prose novel sector with a tale of Peter Piper and his brother Max. In Allgemeine Deutsche Biographie. Further reading Alister, Ian; Hauke, Christopher, eds Contemporary Jungian Analysis. The Brothers Grimm. A Dictionary of English Folklore. Oxford University Press. Princeton University Press. The Annotated Brothers Grimm. Routledge Kegan and Paul. Palgrave MacMillan. Rechtshistorische Reihe German Edition.

    Hamburg: Lang. Translated by Margaret Hunt. Occupation Novelist, short story writer, fairy tales writer Nationality Danish Genres Children's literature, travelogue. Hans Christian Andersen Danish pronunciation:[hans ksdjan nsn], referred to using the initials H. Andersen Danish pronunciation:[h se nsn] in Denmark and the rest of Scandinavia; April 2, August 4, was a Danish author, fairy tale writer, and poet noted for his children's stories. His poetry and stories have been translated into more than languages. They have inspired motion pictures, plays, ballets, and animated films.

    He was an only child. Andersen's father considered himself related to nobility. His paternal grandmother had told his father that their family had in the past belonged to a higher social class, but investigations prove these stories unfounded. The family apparently was affiliated with Danish royalty, but through employment or trade.

    Today, speculation persists that Andersen may have been an illegitimate son of the royal family. Whatever the reason, King Frederick VI took a personal interest in him as a youth and paid for a part of his education. Hans Christian was forced to support himself. He worked as a weaver's apprentice and, later, for a tailor. At 14, he moved to Copenhagen to seek employment as an actor. Having an excellent soprano voice, he was accepted into the Royal Danish Theatre, but his voice soon changed. A colleague at the theatre told him that he considered Andersen a poet. Taking the suggestion seriously, he began to focus on writing.

    Jonas Collin, who, following a chance encounter with Andersen, immediately felt a great affection for him, sent him to a grammar school in Slagelse, covering all his expenses. Though not a keen student, he also attended school at Elsinore until At one school, he lived at his schoolmaster's home. There he was abused in order "to improve his character", he was told. He later said the faculty had discouraged him from writing in general, causing him to enter a state of depression.

    He also published a comedy and a collection of poems that season. Though he made little progress writing and publishing immediately thereafter, in he received a small traveling grant from the King, enabling him to set out on the first of many journeys through Europe. He spent an evening in the Italian seaside village of Sestri Levante the same year, inspiring the name, The Bay of Fables. An annual festival celebrates his visit. Andersen's first novel, "The Improvisatore", was published at the beginning of , becoming an instant success.

    During these traveling years, Hans Christian Andersen lived in an apartment at number 20, Nyhavn, Copenhagen. There, a memorial plaque was unveiled on May 8, , a gift by Peter Schannong. Fairy tales It was during that Andersen published the first installment of his immortal Fairy Tales Danish: Eventyr. More stories, completing the first volume, were published in and The quality of these stories was not immediately recognized, and they sold poorly.

    At the same time, Andersen enjoyed more success with two novels: O. Jeg er en Skandinav After a visit to Sweden in , Andersen became inspired by Scandinavism and committed himself to writing a poem to convey his feeling of relatedness between the Swedes, the Danes and the Norwegians. Its popularity peaked in , after which it was seldom sung.

    Travelogues In , he published to wide acclaim In Sweden, a volume of travel sketches. In his travelogues, Andersen took heed of some of the contemporary conventions about travel writing; but always developed the genre to suit his own purposes. Each of his travelogues combines documentary and descriptive accounts of the sights he saw with more philosophical excurses on topics such as being an author, immortality, and the nature of fiction in the literary travel report. Some of the travelogues, such as In Sweden, even contain fairy-tales. In the s Andersen's attention returned to the stage, however with no great success at all.

    His true genius was however proved in the miscellany the Picture-Book without Pictures The fame of his fairy tales had grown steadily; a second series began in and a third in Andersen was now celebrated throughout Europe, although his native Denmark still showed some resistance to his pretensions. Between and , H. Andersen lived in 67, Nyhavn, Copenhagen, where a memorial plaque is placed.

    Meetings with Dickens In June , Andersen paid his first visit to Britain and enjoyed a triumphal social success during the summer. The Countess of Blessington invited him to her parties where intellectual and famous people could meet, and it was at one. Hans Christian Andersen party that he met Charles Dickens for the first time.

    They shook hands and walked to the veranda which was of much joy to Andersen. He wrote in his diary, "We had come to the veranda, I was so happy to see and speak to England's now living writer, whom I love the most. He stayed at Dickens' home for five weeks. Love life In Andersen's early life, his private journal records his refusal to have sexual relations. Give me a livelihood! Give me a bride!