Re-discover the classics—and use the genre approach to promote classic literature to readers.
Rediscover the classics—and help readers do the same! The Count of Monte Cristo is a rip-roaring adventure. Pride and Prejudice is an endearing romance. Howard Fast's April Morning is fascinating historical fiction and a moving war story. The list goes on. The trick is to find the right book for the reader. Frolund's guide can help. By identifying the genre characteristics of more than 400 classic fiction works, and organizing titles according to those features, it helps readers find the types of books they enjoy; and it helps you promote classics to teen (and adult!) readers. Includes information on hundreds of film and audio versions and other adaptations, a chronology, and a grade-level index. Grade 9 through adult.
Highlights The primary purpose of this book is to provide a readers' advisory tool for those working with teens and preteens in public and school libraries. A secondary purpose is to help educators and librarians promote classic literature to readers of all ages. Teachers in particular will find it a useful complement to college bound and AP reading lists.
Reviews "As a reference work, this is well organized and easy to use, and it includes a chronology of the listed titles, a list of titles by reading level, and author/title index, and a subject index. This would be a valuable addition to high school library collections, particularly to assist senior English and AP English students in choosing books for independent projects. Because of the inclusion of classic young adult and children's titles, it would also be useful in middle school libraries at schools that have an academic focus on classic literature....Highly recommended for professional and student use in high schools and middle schools that have an academic focus on classic literature."—Teacher Librarian
"A librarian in Las Vegas, Nevada, Frolund offers school and public librarians who work with young adults an annotated bibliography of classic literary works arranged within genre classifications. She cites fictional works written between 800 BC and 1985 that have transcended the scene of their creation and display multiple levels of meaning, literary merit, and popular appeal."—Reference & Research Book News