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Park, Mee Ryoung – Children's Literature in Education, 2018
This paper examines the domestication of children literature through the comparative study of two translations of "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland" by Vladimir Nabokov and Boris Zakhoder. "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland" has a reputation for being difficult to translate into foreign languages due to its strong linguistic…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Translation, Childrens Literature, Fiction
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Yang, Lichung – Children's Literature in Education, 2017
A well-versed writer on the limitations and possibilities of the English language, Seuss follows the conventional primers the wrong way, not by retracing the tradition of the genre, but by working his way against the current. Drawing upon Jean-Jacques Lecercle's notion of nonsense, this essay is a small attempt to examine three of Dr. Seuss's…
Descriptors: Childrens Literature, Literary Genres, Teaching Methods, Rhyme
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Chaudhri, Amina; Schau, Nicole – Children's Literature in Education, 2016
Scholastic Reading Clubs are a popular and inexpensive way for teachers to build classroom libraries and for parents to purchase books for their children. The books made accessible to children through the order forms are assumed to be suitable for young readers in terms of their content, popularity, currency, and curricular relevance.…
Descriptors: Clubs, Books, Childrens Literature, American Indians
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Cheetham, Dominic – Children's Literature in Education, 2016
Roald Dahl is famous for his lexical creativity, for his skill in naming his characters, his ability to create names for a variety of imagined creatures and sweets, and for his most mentioned achievement in creating the language used by the BFG. This paper presents an overview of the development and patterning of Dahl's word creation as found in a…
Descriptors: Childrens Literature, Authors, Naming, Language Usage
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Barnes, Clive – Children's Literature in Education, 2016
Ronald Welch's novels featuring the military adventures of the young men of the Carey family were first published between 1954 and 1976 and have recently been reissued. They were uniquely representative of historical military adventure for children in the Britain of this period; and were the last example of a vigorous century-old genre in…
Descriptors: Novels, War, Childrens Literature, Military Service
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Cocargeanu, Dana; O'Connell, Eithne; McGillicuddy, Áine – Children's Literature in Education, 2016
This year, 2016, marks the 150th anniversary of the birth of Beatrix Potter (1866-1943), the much-loved author and illustrator of children's books. Although translation has made a vital contribution to her international success, Potter's work remains relatively under-researched from a translation studies perspective. This article aims to provide a…
Descriptors: Translation, Childrens Literature, French, Language Research
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Lushchevska, Oksana – Children's Literature in Education, 2014
Viewing Tolstoy's works from psychological and intellectual perspectives demonstrates his approach to children's literacy and especially the development of reasoning, which he presents in his writing for children and the stories he includes in his "New ABC" book (1875a) and four "Readers" (1875b). This article…
Descriptors: Childrens Literature, Educational Philosophy, Child Development, Didacticism
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Zilboorg, Caroline – Children's Literature in Education, 1990
Discusses how an exploration of Carol Ryrie Brink's 1935 novel "Caddie Woodlawn" helps to indicate more specifically the ideas women writers were communicating to generations of young female readers. Concludes that feminism is alive and well in the novel. (MG)
Descriptors: Authors, Case Studies, Childrens Literature, Elementary Education
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Lehman, Barbara A.; Crook, Patricia R. – Children's Literature in Education, 1998
Pairs two books that might stimulate children's literary awareness--Lois Lowry's fantasy novel, "The Giver," and Maurice Sendak's picture book, "We Are All in the Dumps with Jack and Guy." Finds that the pairing and comparisons increased understandings about each work and how complementary they really are. (PA)
Descriptors: Authors, Childrens Literature, Comparative Analysis, Elementary Secondary Education