A Stranger Shore: A Critical Introduction to the Work of Mollie Hunter
By: Betty Greenway (author)Hardback
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Mollie Hunter, one of the premier storytellers for children and young adults, is a primarily self-educated Scottish author, whose range of published work crosses enormous genre boundaries, from fantasies, to realistic novels, to writings about the folklore and history of her native Scotland. A Stranger Shore examines over thirty of Mollie Hunter's fantasies, historical novels, realistic novels of modern life, and nonfiction essays on writing for children. In this book, Greenway offers the first full-length study of the works of Mollie Hunter. It includes four main chapters of analysis of the four genres of her work and concludes with an insightful interview with Hunter in which she discusses the impetus for her work, her philosophy of writing, and her next book for children. A Stranger Shore is intended as an introduction suitable for high school and college students, their teachers, and professionals concerned with children's and young adult literature, and one of its most interesting and skillful contemporary practitioners.
Betty Greenway is Professor of English at Youngstown State University, Youngstown, Ohio, where she teaches children's literature.
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