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Gooderham, David – Children's Literature in Education, 1996
Investigates what children feel and think about their bodies while reading their books. Takes a close look at Charles Kingsley's "The Water-Babies" and a cursory glance at several twentieth-century texts. (TB)
Descriptors: Body Image, Childhood Attitudes, Childrens Literature, Cognitive Processes
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Gooderham, David – Children's Literature in Education, 1993
Defines and clarifies the fundamentally moral dimension of children's literature by describing the moral structuring of representative texts and by indicating the kinds of moral engagement they invite from their young readers. Discusses several books from this perspective. (HB)
Descriptors: Adolescent Literature, Childrens Literature, Elementary Secondary Education, English Instruction
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Gooderham, David – Children's Literature in Education, 1995
States that finding a critical language in which to speak about children's fantasy texts is not as straightforward as might first appear. Discusses ideas held by T. Todorov and J.R.R. Tolkien. Argues that fantasy is a metaphorical mode, and details an anatomy of children's fantasy. Concludes that children's fantasy can be described as a body of…
Descriptors: Adolescent Literature, Childrens Literature, Fantasy, Fiction
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Gooderham, David – Children's Literature in Education, 1994
Provides an account of the deep structures of children's literature. Examines theorizing about these texts that deals with earliest affective experiences, including Julia Kristeva and Erik Erikson. Analyzes two texts from these perspectives: "Wind in the Willows" and "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory." (HB)
Descriptors: Adolescent Literature, Child Psychology, Childrens Literature, Elementary Secondary Education