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Issues in Children’s Literature 1 Moral and Ethical Development and Issues in Children’s Literature Regina Hart ENG/295 December 18, 2018 Susan Trestrail
Issues in Children’s Literature 2 Children’s Literature Children’s literature is defined as “The body of written works and accompanying illustrations produced in order to entertain or instruct young people. The genre encompasses a wide range of works, including acknowledged classics of world literature, picture books and easy-to-read stories written exclusively for children, and fairy tales, lullabies, fables, folk songs, and other primarily orally transmitted materials.” (Britanica, 2017) There are various kinds of children’s literature that is based on using the art of storytelling as a way of passing morals and rules from generation to generation which were and are known as myths, legends, fairytales, and fables. In the telling of these stories by each generation, important information was passed onto their young. These stories contain morals and lessons about life, as well as knowledge about their culture and history. Myths, legends, fables, and fairy tales, create a fantasy world create visuals of hidden morals or life lessons with in the stories. These stories also helped parent’s to draw their children

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