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Chen, Nancy Wei-Ning – Children's Literature in Education, 2015
The dolls' house as children's plaything is anything but simple. Inasmuch as the dolls' house may be the reproduction of domestic ideals on a minute scale and an educational model prompting girls to become good housewives, this article argues that it is also a means and space to express imagination, creativity, and agency. Including a short…
Descriptors: Toys, Childrens Literature, Females, Imagination
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Yau, Jia-ling Charlene – Children's Literature in Education, 2015
This study investigates the images of teachers presented in Taiwanese children's books published between 1960 and 2012 using the narrative theory outlined by Nikolajeva ("Child Lit Assoc Q," 28(1):5-16, 2003). A purposive sample based upon the portrayal of school life is applied. One hundred and one books were identified as texts in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Childrens Literature, Teachers, Teacher Role
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Fjällström, Eva; Kokkola, Lydia – Children's Literature in Education, 2015
Resisting the will to empathise with a focalised character is assumed to be difficult for young readers, yet empirical evidence on how they actually respond is limited. This paper combines recent insights gleaned from cognitive literary studies with a small-scale empirical study of thirty-five Swedish adolescents reading an Irish short story in…
Descriptors: Reader Response, Foreign Countries, Adolescents, Fiction
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Wee, Su-Jeong; Park, Soyeon; Choi, Joung Sun – Children's Literature in Education, 2015
The purpose of the present study is to investigate how contemporary Korea and its culture are portrayed in children's picture books published in the United States. Our analysis of the representation of Korean culture in text and illustrations was based on a sample of 33 picture books written in English and published in the US between 1990 and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Picture Books, Childrens Literature, Immigration
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Chen, Shih-Wen – Children's Literature in Education, 2015
Before Charlie Chan and Fu Manchu became household names, San Francisco-born detective Mr. Wang and his rival Jugatai, the Manchu head of the Secret Society of Federated Asia, entertained young British readers in the early twentieth century. This article examines these under-explored characters, created by the prolific military…
Descriptors: Childrens Literature, Authors, Fiction, Crime
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Cotton, Penni; Daly, Nicola – Children's Literature in Education, 2015
The potential for picture books in national collections to act as mirrors reflecting the reader's cultural identity, is widely accepted. This paper shows that the books in a New Zealand Picture Book Collection can also become windows into unfamiliar worlds for non-New Zealand readers, giving them the opportunity to learn more about a context in…
Descriptors: Picture Books, Childrens Literature, Indigenous Populations, Foreign Countries
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Nance-Carroll, Niall – Children's Literature in Education, 2014
Chilean author Antonio Skármeta's picture book "The Composition" (2000), illustrated by Alfonso Ruano, focuses on the political involvement of 9-year-old Pedro. This essay brings together Maria Nikolajeva's concept of aetonormativity and Elisabeth Young-Bruehl's concept of childism to examine how "The…
Descriptors: Picture Books, Politics, Children, Citizen Participation
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Wolosky, Shira – Children's Literature in Education, 2014
The formative power of children's literature is both great and suspicious. As a resource of socialization, the construction and experience of children's literature can be seen as modes of disciplinary coercion such as Michel Foucault has anatomized. "Harry Potter", as a "craze" phenomenon, has attracted particular…
Descriptors: Discipline, Childrens Literature, Self Concept, Socialization
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Snider, Jessi – Children's Literature in Education, 2014
Laurie Halse Anderson's young adult novel "Speak" concerns the rape and subsequent silence of ninth grade protagonist Melinda Sordino. By relying on extensive literary allusions involving trees, rape, silence, and transformation, Anderson creates a young adult problem novel that is both of the moment and timeless in its themes. The…
Descriptors: Adolescent Literature, Novels, Trauma, Art Therapy
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Teorey, Matthew – Children's Literature in Education, 2014
This essay argues that Dr. Seuss's "The Lorax" (1971) successfully popularized the environmental message that Wallace Stegner presented in his largely forgotten essay "Conservation Equals Survival" (1969). The Seussian language and illustrations have inspired readers, particularly children, to consider and, more…
Descriptors: Childrens Literature, Authors, Conservation (Environment), Activism
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Roberts, Lewis – Children's Literature in Education, 2014
This article compares the models of subjectivity and identity in William Steig's 1990 picture book "Shrek!" and in DreamWorks' "Shrek" films. Steig presented his ogre hero as a model of the crises of subjectivity all children must face, and then reassured readers by showing how even a hideous figure such as…
Descriptors: Reflection, Picture Books, Childrens Literature, Films
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Latham, Don; Hollister, Jonathan M. – Children's Literature in Education, 2014
Katniss Everdeen, the narrator and protagonist of Suzanne Collins' Hunger Games Trilogy, survives the grueling ordeal of forced participation in two games to the death through both physical prowess and mental agility. Both within and outside of the Games, she demonstrates information and media literacies. By becoming adept at interpreting and…
Descriptors: Adolescent Literature, Information Literacy, Media Literacy, Resistance (Psychology)
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Cheetham, Dominic – Children's Literature in Education, 2014
The impetus for the incredible variety found in the modern literary dragon is commonly seen to stem from the creative genius of either E. Nesbit or Kenneth Grahame. However, examination of dragon stories in the late nineteenth century shows that several different authors, on both sides of the Atlantic, were producing similar stories at about the…
Descriptors: Nineteenth Century Literature, Childrens Literature, Fantasy, Folk Culture
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Lustig, T. J. – Children's Literature in Education, 2014
The article begins by assessing Enid Blyton's contribution to the Arthurian revival of the late nineteenth and early twentieth century, setting this in the context of longstanding debates about the function of children's literature. It goes on to argue that Blyton's use of the story of Enid in "The Knights of the Round…
Descriptors: Childrens Literature, Literary Genres, Eighteenth Century Literature, Literature Appreciation
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Jarvis, Christine – Children's Literature in Education, 2014
Stephenie Meyer's "Twilight" Saga has achieved extraordinary popularity and scholars have interrogated the nature of its appeal from a variety of perspectives. Its popularity raises questions because in many ways it mirrors romantic fictions from the 1960s and 1970s. Such fictions have been read by critics as expressions of female…
Descriptors: Adolescent Literature, Feminism, Fiction, Novels
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