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Filming the Children's Book

Adapting Metafiction

Casie E. Hermansson

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Examines how film adaptations of children’s metafictions screen the book/film relationship in unique and important ways

Just as a work of self-reflexive ‘metafiction’ – and the experience of reading it – differ from other types of literature, the work and the experience of viewing films that adapt metafiction are distinct from those of other films, and from other film adaptations of literary works.

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Chapter 1: Children’s Metafiction: Texts and Contexts

Chapter 2: Issues in Adapting Children’s Metafiction to Film

Chapter 3: Through the Looking Glass: Children’s Books on Screen

Chapter 4: Children’s Metafilm

Chapter 5: Children’s Meta-Adaptation

About the Author

Casie Hermansson is a Professor in the English Department at Pittsburgh State University


The discussions of popular children’s literature and much-loved films will be of interest beyond academia and in the field of adaptations, this work is long overdue and most welcome

- Professor Deborah Cartmell, De Montfort University

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