An overall look at children’s literature

Dr. EdliraDhima

University of Vlora “Ismail Qemali”

Faculty of Human Sciences

Department of Albanian Language and Literature, Vlora, Albania



The history of Children’s Literature, we can say with certainty that it is fairly new. It is with regret that we admit that not enough has been done for Albanian children’s literature and this fact is a concern. Definitions of this literature are countless and yet again, researchers are accustomed to the idea that a precise definition of it is quite difficult. It is defined as‚ made for children’, because it is accepted by children or adults, they offer it to the youngest readers. The criteria for the classification of Children’s Literature are among the most numerous and diverse, and it has often been the subject of debates among researchers. Regarded as literature that is based on two systems simultaneously, more specifically: the literary and the pedagogical, most theorists strongly rely on the socialization values ​​that this art should have, as well as on the cultural and educational values ​​which they attribute to this genre of literature. Children’s and young people’s literature includes works with stories and extraordinary events, mythical and fantastic, legendary, as well as fantastic and scientific. Indeed, its purpose is the child recipient, but it does not exclude the adult reader. However, its classification is often guided by many and different criteria, often the subject of discussions. The corpus of its study is quite extensive and should be studied under the lens of free criticism.

Keywords: Literature, children, study, character, tale, fable, author, criticism.

Volume 8. No.2(2023)

ISSN 2661-2666 (Online) International Scientific Journal Monte (ISJM)
ISSN 2661-264X (Print)

DOI :10.33807/monte.20233040


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