Children’s literature continues to be one of the most rapidly expanding and exciting interdisciplinary academic studies, interest anyone concerned with literature, education, internationalism, childhood or culture in general. The second edition Peter Hunt’s bestselling International Companion Encyclopedia Literature offers comprehensive coverage subject across world, substantial, accessible, articles by specialists world-ranking experts. Almost everything is here, from advanced theory latest practice – bibliographical research working books children special needs. This has been expanded includes over fifty new articles. All other have updated, substantially revised rewritten, bibliographies. New topics include Postcolonialism, Comparative Studies, Ancient Texts, Contemporary Rhymes Folklore, Comics, War, Horror, Series Fiction, Film, Creative Writing, ‘Crossover’ literature. international section reflect world events, now separate on countries such as Baltic states, Czech Slovak Republics, Iran, Korea, Mexico Central America, Slovenia, Taiwan.