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Moriarty, Sinead – Children's Literature in Education, 2017
This article examines the Antarctic landscape as one of the last places in the world to be explored and mapped, and as one of the most changeable landscapes in the world. The mapping exercises involved in the early, heroic-era Antarctic expeditions, helped to reduce a once mysterious and unknown landscape into a known entity, something that could…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Childrens Literature, Teaching Methods, Nonfiction
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Zähringer, Raphael – Children's Literature in Education, 2017
This article explores the functions of paratextual and intra-textual pirate treasure maps in works of literature for children and young adults. Based on an examination of how the indexical X that "marks the spot" operates as the focal point of the semiotic endeavours of treasure maps, the article outlines the fragile stance of maps…
Descriptors: Maps, Childrens Literature, Adolescent Literature, Teaching Methods
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Meunier, Christophe – Children's Literature in Education, 2017
This article examines the place occupied by maps in children's picturebooks. After a brief overview of the different roles that are assigned to maps in children's books, the article considers five French picturebooks--Warja Lavater's "Le petit chaperon rouge" (1965), Olivier Douzou and Isabelle Simon's "L'autobus numéro 33"…
Descriptors: Childrens Literature, Picture Books, Cartography, Maps
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Gubaidullina, Anastasia N.; Gorenintseva, Valentina N. – Children's Literature in Education, 2017
A new model of society in post-Soviet Russia introduced novel family patterns to everyday life as well as to children's literature, with traditional parent and children's functions becoming subject to rethinking. The tendency to reconsider parental functions can be observed in texts from different genres, but it appears most overtly in modern…
Descriptors: Mothers, Fairy Tales, Childrens Literature, Russian Literature
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Pinto, Isabel – Children's Literature in Education, 2017
This essay explores the educational contribution of the Comtesse de Genlis' "Théâtre à l'usage des jeunes personnes" ["Theatre of Education"] (1792/1779-1780), a four-volume collection of closet drama, in light of the social, political and cultural shifts occurring in France in the period prior to the French Revolution. In…
Descriptors: French Literature, Drama, Childrens Literature, Social Change
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Arvelo Alicea, Zaira R.; Lysaker, Judith T. – Children's Literature in Education, 2017
Picturebooks aid children's developing social understanding because they are dialogic, relational contexts where child readers have opportunities to engage vicariously with a wide range of imagined others. We use research by literacy and literature scholars, including our own past work, to showcase a series of visual and linguistic elements in…
Descriptors: Theory of Mind, Childrens Literature, Picture Books, Visual Aids
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Sciurba, Katie – Children's Literature in Education, 2017
Over the past fifty years, children's picture books have made great strides toward literary equity by including more perspectives from and stories about marginalized groups, such as those whose gender identities do not conform to heteronormative standards. While texts featuring gender-variant male characters engage in topics that are far too often…
Descriptors: Childrens Literature, Picture Books, Males, Sexual Identity
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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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Tunc, Tanfer Emin – Children's Literature in Education, 2017
This article discusses how, following in the footsteps of United States imperial children's writers Jacob Abbott and Edward Stratemeyer, Mary Hazelton Blanchard Wade (1860-1936), the original author of the "Our Little Cousins" series (1901-1905), contributed to the American culture of empire. Wade was one of the most prolific and popular…
Descriptors: Childrens Literature, United States Literature, Foreign Policy, Twentieth Century Literature
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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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Palmer, Amy – Children's Literature in Education, 2017
This article analyses plays written for child performers in the early twentieth century. The plays chosen are classified as "instructional" and aimed at developing pupils' knowledge of the curriculum. The focus is on understanding why these plays were useful for Froebelian educators in the period. Friedrich Froebel (1782-1852) was a…
Descriptors: Childrens Literature, Environmental Education, Drama, European History
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Naydenova, Natalia – Children's Literature in Education, 2017
The article is a comparative analysis of three films focusing on anti-religious and religious propaganda (targeting both Orthodoxy and sectarianism) and featuring children among the main characters: "The Miracle Worker" (1960), "Armageddon" (1962) and "Serafima's Extraordinary Journey" (2015). The three films feature…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Films, Propaganda, Religion
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Abate, Michelle Ann – Children's Literature in Education, 2017
This essay explores the complex relationship that exists between the romance plot and the romanticization of the antebellum South in Raina Telgemeier's critically acclaimed and commercially successful graphic novel, "Drama." The text's use of a "Gone With the Wind"-style musical as its romantic and thematic pivot point…
Descriptors: Regional Characteristics, Cartoons, Novels, Social Problems
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Glenn, Wendy J. – Children's Literature in Education, 2017
This qualitative literary analysis explores the intersection of place, space, and identity in two novels for young adults to explore how the provision of a new physical place provides space for independence development among female teen protagonists and the implications of this development given the authors' identities as non-US authors writing…
Descriptors: Novels, Adolescent Literature, Females, Self Concept
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Kealley, Adam – Children's Literature in Education, 2017
This paper explores the subversion of the bildungsroman in the young adult novel, "Surrender" (Penguin, Camberwell, 2005), by the Australian author, Sonya Hartnett. It is suggested that, in reinscribing the traditional bildungsroman within a Gothic discourse, this novel reveals the effect on subjectivity that the horrors of postmodernity…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Childrens Literature, Authors, Awards
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