The connection between childhood and poetry runs deep. And yet, poetry written for children has been neglected by criticism and resists prevailing theories of children's literature. Drawing on Walter Ong's theory of orality and on Iain McGilChrist's work on brain function, this book develops a new theoretical framework for the study of children's poetry. From Tongue to Text argues that the poem is a multimodal form that exists in the borderlands between the world of experience and the world of language and between orality and literacy - places that children themselves inhabit. Engaging with a wide range of poetry from nursery rhymes and Christina Rossetti to Michael Rosen and Carol Ann Duffy, Debbie Pullinger demonstrates how these 'tactful' works are shaped by the dynamics of orality and textuality.
If you enjoyed hearing about Cassie's first adventure in "JASPER'S HOLLOW," you're certain to love this tale! Not far from the town of Hyde near Manchester, is a long level hill called Werneth Low. If you walk along to the far end, and stand still, just as the road begins to drop down towards the town, on your left you will see a farm...... There is no name on the gate, but that doesn't matter, because it's always been known as Holly Tree Farm. This is because, right in the middle of the farm, down in the valley, stands an ENORMOUS Holly Bush where Cassie made the most amazing discovery! The long summer holiday stretches ahead, when a surprise visitor and a stolen sheepdog lead Cassie into a whirlwind summer crammed with excitement.
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