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Hsieh, Ivy Haoyin – Children's Literature in Education, 2018
There has not been enough critical analysis of children's literature by and about Chinese Americans, especially when compared to other minority groups in the United States. In particular, Chinese American historical books lack extensive analysis. It is important to reflect cultural accuracy in literature and to help children develop clear concepts…
Descriptors: Confucianism, Chinese Americans, Interpersonal Relationship, Picture Books
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Aggleton, Jen – Children's Literature in Education, 2017
This article examines the effect of Jim Kay's illustrations on the experience of reading "A Monster Calls" by Patrick Ness. The author compares the responses of six Key Stage Three children (11-14¬†years old), three of whom were given an illustrated version of the text, and three a non-illustrated version. The children with an illustrated…
Descriptors: Illustrations, Early Adolescents, Comparative Analysis, Reader Text Relationship
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Guanio-Uluru, Lykke – Children's Literature in Education, 2016
Stephenie Meyer's "Twilight" series (2005-2008) and Suzanne Collins' "The Hunger Games" series (2008-2010) have been hugely successful and influential texts, both as best-selling literary works and as action movie franchises. (To avoid confusion, "Twilight" and "The Hunger Games" in this essay refer to the…
Descriptors: Females, Masculinity, Gender Issues, Gender Differences
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Cadden, Mike – Children's Literature in Education, 2005
Critics and teachers tend to pay attention to genre and ignore mode as an area of consideration. This study examines three novels for young readers that are comparable in terms of their entwining opposing modes (irony and romance, comedy and tragedy) as a successful crossover strategy for appeal to readers young and old. I share implications for…
Descriptors: Books, Childrens Literature, Literary Genres, Figurative Language
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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
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Munde, Gail – Children's Literature in Education, 1997
Contends there is a disparity between the humorous books children choose to read and the humorous books adults choose for children to read. Finds this merits attention because research has consistently indicated that humor is children's strongest preference for reading material. Identifies and examines humorous books; finds different choices…
Descriptors: Adolescent Literature, Adults, Childhood Interests, Childrens Literature