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Mills, Claudia – Children's Literature in Education, 2017
Written and published during World War II, Eleanor Estes's "Rufus M". (1943) is set during the time of American involvement in World War I, the war of the author's own childhood. Despite the fact that the book was named a Newbery Honor title, many critics have found it unsatisfyingly unstructured and episodic. I argue, however, that the…
Descriptors: Childrens Literature, War, World History, Literary Criticism
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Mills, Claudia – Children's Literature in Education, 2002
Argues that the story's two themes--a celebration of artistic creativity and a ringing denunciation of prejudice--are closely related through their reliance on the importance of imagination, both artistic and moral. Employs recent work in moral theory to analyze the way in which the resolution of Estes's story turns on the characters' growth in…
Descriptors: Characterization, Childrens Literature, Discourse Analysis, Elementary Education
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Mills, Claudia – Children's Literature in Education, 1998
Examines two well-loved American children's books (published in the 1940s), showing how they reflect ambivalent attitudes toward the city that run deep in American culture and literature. Notes that both novels present remarkably similar urban idylls--idealized visions of the wondrous opportunities offered by the city to artistically gifted…
Descriptors: Attitudes, Books, Childrens Literature, United States Literature
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Mills, Claudia – Children's Literature in Education, 1990
Discusses the popularity of novels for children about enterprising kids who go into business for themselves. Looks at how these books reflect feelings about capitalism in today's society. (MG)
Descriptors: Capitalism, Childrens Literature, Elementary Education, Entrepreneurship