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Boyce, Lisa Boggiss – Children's Literature in Education, 2011
Discussions of children's literature frequently neglect the pop-up. This universally popular type of book is often considered ephemeral and insubstantial, although some titles have managed to attain popularity and critical recognition, elevating the form to iconic status. One of the most acclaimed and lasting titles in contemporary pop-up books is…
Descriptors: Childrens Literature, Books, Story Telling, Visual Aids
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Heinecken, Dawn – Children's Literature in Education, 2011
While developing scholarship around children's horror fiction has focused on the works of contemporary writers, this essay provides a close reading of the novels of John Bellairs, a leading and early practitioner of the genre. It argues that the first three novels in his Lewis Barnevelt series may be understood as addressing some of the same…
Descriptors: Childrens Literature, Literary Genres, Fear, Death
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Pantaleo, Sylvia – Children's Literature in Education, 2010
Narrative embedding is a common narrative structural device. Genette (1980, 1988) distinguished among various diegetic levels to explain the discrete narrative levels in embedded narratives and he defined metalepsis as the deliberate disturbing or breaking of narrative boundaries. Metalepsis, described by Malina (2002) as a mutinous narrative…
Descriptors: Narration, Fiction, Picture Books, Postmodernism
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Kidd, Kenneth – Children's Literature in Education, 2009
This essay calls for a fresh critical approach to the topic of censorship, suggesting that anticensorship efforts, while important and necessary, function much like literary prizing. The analysis draws especially on James English's recent study "The Economy of Prestige." There are two central arguments: first, that the librarian ethic of…
Descriptors: Censorship, Librarians, Library Materials, Books
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Crisp, Thomas – Children's Literature in Education, 2008
Few pieces of GLBTQ fiction have received the popular and scholarly acclaim awarded to Alex Sanchez's "Rainbow Boys" series. Although "problem novels" are rarely taken seriously as literature, the books--the first novel in particular--have joined the few pieces of GLBTQ literature incorporated into educational discourse and curriculum. In this…
Descriptors: Sex Stereotypes, Homosexuality, Novels, Males
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Dubb, Christina Rose – Children's Literature in Education, 2007
This article compares the first-person narratives of two adolescent girls in the novels "The Rain Catchers" and "The House on Mango Street". I propose that adolescent girls can use literacy to read the world around them as a text and therefore help them to form their own identities enough to ultimately find authority in telling their own stories.…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Females, Narration, Novels
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Lewis, David – Children's Literature in Education, 2007
In this article David Lewis talks to Posy Simmonds about her career in illustration, cartooning and the writing and illustration of picturebooks. Together they discuss her early experience of working as an illustrator for newspapers and magazines; her first attempt at creating a weekly adult cartoon strip and her subsequent career as a regular…
Descriptors: Artists, Illustrations, Cartoons, Picture Books
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Ngoshi, Hazel Tafadzwa; Pasi, Juliet Sylvia – Children's Literature in Education, 2007
The Ministry of Education and Culture in Zimbabwe has introduced an intervention into the school curricula to complement the already existing mechanisms in the fight against HIV/AIDS. The literature in this programme is said to be designed to develop children's knowledge of HIV/AIDS and to maximise both individual and community commitment to the…
Descriptors: Childrens Literature, Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Interaction, Foreign Countries
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Smith, Angela – Children's Literature in Education, 2006
This paper seeks to explore issues of immigration and Otherness through a study of the first of Michael Bond's Paddington books. I will argue that this book and those which follow in the series, intended for a readership of young children, deal with the issue of immigration at a more subtle level than more recent books which are largely aimed at…
Descriptors: Childrens Literature, Books, Immigration, Young Children
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de Rijke, Victoria; Hollands, Howard – Children's Literature in Education, 2006
The now late great Max Velthuijs was filmed in April 2004 discussing his work with Victoria de Rijke and Howard Hollands, who began the interview expecting Max to be working under certain artistic and cultural influences, none of which seemed to be the case! Max describes what brought him home to Andersen Press, the freedom of children's…
Descriptors: Artists, Interviews, Picture Books, Freedom
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Baker, Deirdre F. – Children's Literature in Education, 2006
This paper sketches a "map" of certain patterns in current children's fantasy. Beginning with literal maps of fantasy worlds, I point out the similarities of the physical layout of a number of invented worlds, suggesting that sameness of geography often indicates a lack of innovation in the ideological or philosophical ideas behind the stories.…
Descriptors: Novels, Geography, Fantasy, Fairy Tales
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Hudson, Glenda A. – Children's Literature in Education, 2006
This article considers J.M. Barrie's satirical treatment of the Platonic doctrine of reminiscence in "Peter Pan," and how Barrie's work both honors and undercuts it. It will first analyze the Platonic notion of the doctrine of reminiscence in Wordsworth's "Ode: Intimations of Immortality from Recollections of Early Childhood" (1807). It will then…
Descriptors: Recall (Psychology), Victorian Literature, Poetry, Childrens Literature
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Padley, Jonathan; Padley, Kenneth – Children's Literature in Education, 2006
This article argues that Philip Pullman's "His Dark Materials" may be read as a series which attempts to assault the Christian doctrine of God. We believe that this demonstrably accords with Pullman's personal views, and that, through his story, he seeks to foster such views in his readership. However, the accuracy of his attack falls short of its…
Descriptors: Philosophy, Christianity, Intention, Literary Devices
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Singer, Nicky – Children's Literature in Education, 2006
The British novelist Nicky Singer talks about becoming a writer, the role of editors and about who decides what can--and what cannot--be published on either side of the Atlantic. Her three novels explore territory which can make publishers nervous: "Feather Boy" (initiation rites and domestic violence), "Doll" (self-harm) and…
Descriptors: Authors, Novels, Books, Publishing Industry
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Tedesco, Laureen – Children's Literature in Education, 2006
This essay examines the interplay between Jane Andrews's purpose and her pedagogy in "The Seven Little Sisters Who Live on the Round Ball that Floats in the Air." The book demonstrates the teaching strategies she learned at the First State Normal in Massachusetts, moving from what the child knows to new material, engaging the child in…
Descriptors: Teachers, Childrens Literature, Books, Teaching Methods
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