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The master reference to fictional characters from yesterday and today.
Bowker's Guide to Characters in Fiction is a reference tool covering all genres of fiction. Look up more than 142,500 fiction titles for adults and more than 64,000 for children, with helpful bibliographic information. This new edition also features Awards, Reviews, and Bestseller indication. Use this 2-volume set to help bookstore customers or library patrons to: Find fiction titles in their favorite genre Find titles with their favorite character or favorite setting Follow a classic character across decades, authors, and publishers Find fiction titles spotlighting a region, nationality, or true historic event, such as WWII fiction Use for reading group themes, monthly promotions, or a feature theme -- such as a table that features fiction set in a different region in the country every month This very helpful bibliographic tool includes indices of over 4,000 recurring characters (3,800+ adult; 500+ children's) and over 1,000 settings in fiction (both real and imaginary). In addition, it provides indices on ethnic groups, historical events, occupations, and relationships found in fictional works.
Contains approximately 20,000 mostly English language sources for academic libraries of all sizes.
Volume 1 covers core publishing industry information: book publishers; editorial services and agents; associations, events, courses and awards; and books and magazines for the trade. Volume 2 contains information on service providers and suppliers to the publishing industry. advertising, marketing and publicity; book manufacturing; sales and distribution; and services and suppliers can be found in this volume. Entries generally contain name, address, telephone and other telecommunications data, key personnel, company reportage, branch offices, brief statistics and descriptive annotations. Where applicable, Standard Address Numbers (SANs) have been included. SANs are unique numbers assigned to the addresses of publishers, wholesalers and booksellers. Publishers' entries also contain their assigned ISBN prefixes.
Designed to serve as an access point to children's literature for researchers, librarians, teachers, parents, & young people, this single-volume guide covers reference materials published between 1985 & the present. The major portion of the work is a bibliography of bibliographies. Cited sources include references to recommended children's books (fiction & nonfiction, in print & nonprint formats); read-aloud books; picture books; multicultural books; books relevant to children with special needs & talents; books for reluctant readers; & more. Indexes cover such various literary genres for children as plays, poetry, fantasy, folklore, songs, & biographies. In addition to the bibliographic entries, there are biographies of authors & illustrators & Internet access points (using listservs, the World Wide Web, & other networking programs).
The third edition (1987) of this annotated SF bibliography is cited in BCL3, Walford, and the Supplement to Sheehy . This revised and updated edition provides concise summaries and evaluations of some 2,100 works of fiction and over 800 works of nonfiction published from the genre's beginnings to th
This book, by Beauchamp, Chung, Mogilner and Svetlana Zakinova examines how authors have used characters with disabilities to elicit emotional reactions in readers; additionally, how writers use disabilities to present individuals as "the other" rather than simply as people. Finally, the book discusses how literature has changed, or is changing, with regards to its presentation of those with a disability.