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Nauka i uczeni w biografiach Anny Czerwińskiej-Rydel
Science and scholars in biographies of Anna Czerwińska-Rydel

Author(s): Rafał Kępa
Subject(s): Education, Studies of Literature, School education, Demography and human biology
Published by: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Łódzkiego
Keywords: Anna Czerwińska-Rydel; biography; science in literature books for children; literature for children; modern children and young adults literature; polish children and young adults literature;

Summary/Abstract: An important part of the contemporary market of children's books are publications dedicated to science. In the vast majority of the form adapted to the child's age glossaries and encyclopedias, of a general nature, or on a slice of reality as the universe, dinosaurs, animals, plants. Although these are undoubtedly extremely valuable items, it seems that suit the needs of quite specific — and most important numerically limited-type audience: people interested in science and learning, and not necessarily as happy up after literature. Books of Anna Czerwińska-Rydel, an author of numerous fictionalized biographies, including Maria Curie-Skłodowska, Johannes Hevelius or Daniel Fahrenheit shows, however, that you can successfully write texts about science dedicated to a completely different, more "literary" set of the reader. An article is an attempt a presentation of books of the author devoted to famous — as above — and less well known, as Jan Czochralski or Elizabeth Hevelius, scientists and their achievements. In particular, the focus will be on how to present complicated science topics using of the poetics specific to a literary text.

  • Issue Year: 26/2018
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 13-31
  • Page Count: 19
  • Language: Polish