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Dumanli Kadizade, Esma; Karaz, Baris – Eurasian Journal of Educational Research, 2021
Purpose: The words and expressions are as important as the handled subject for the children in children's literature works. In this study, the works of Roald Dahl, who is one of the children's literature writers, have been examined to identify the violence elements, usage frequency and the situations in which violence elements are used in the…
Descriptors: Violence, Childrens Literature, Authors, Antisocial Behavior
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Scharnhorst, Rhiannon – CEA Forum, 2021
In this age of PDFs and free e-texts, literature gets separated from its initial context, perhaps even devoid of context all together. Taking Roald Dahl's most anthologized short story "Lamb to the Slaughter" as its object of study, this article proposes a pedagogy that embraces the return of paratextual material to the literature…
Descriptors: Childrens Literature, Literature Appreciation, Fiction, Reader Text Relationship
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Rudd, David – Children's Literature in Education, 2020
This article explores the two film adaptations of Roald Dahl's "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory": Mel Stuart's 1971 "Willie Wonka and the Chocolate Factory" and Tim Burton's ("Charlie and the Chocolate Factory," Warner Bros., Burbank, CA, 2005). It champions Robert Stam's approach to adaptation, which looks at the…
Descriptors: Childrens Literature, Authors, Films, Models
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Rudd, David – Children's Literature in Education, 2020
This article reconsiders Roald Dahl's "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" 50 years after its initial UK publication, and over a hundred years since Dahl's birth. It suggests that the book has often been misinterpreted, in that the work is more critical of modern capitalism than is often recognised, capturing a post-World War II shift in…
Descriptors: Childrens Literature, Novels, Misconceptions, Psychiatry
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Palkovich, Einat Natalie – Children's Literature in Education, 2019
The astronomical success of "Matilda the Musical" can be attributed to a variety of factors, including the popularity of Roald Dahl himself. Yet, anyone who knows the novel cannot help but notice that this award-winning musical has made significant changes to the original plot. While revisions are to be expected when novels are adapted…
Descriptors: Novels, Childrens Literature, Drama, Moral Values
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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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Pope, James; Round, Julia – Children's Literature in Education, 2015
The paper presents findings from a reader response study conducted in February 2013 with 150 children aged 7-11 in which they discussed extracts and clips from Roald Dahl's "Matilda" (1988) and its cinematic adaptation (1996). Dahl and "Matilda" were chosen because they provoke emphatic responses from adults, often commenting…
Descriptors: Reader Response, Childrens Literature, Films, Children
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Curtis, James M. – Children's Literature in Education, 2014
The depictions of cruel witches in Roald Dahl's novel "The Witches" echo the cruel, abusive measures taken by adults in the historical treatment of children. The concept of child-hatred, described by Lloyd Demause and other critics, is an effective lens through which to view the hyperbolized hatred of children described in "The…
Descriptors: Child Abuse, Social Bias, Childrens Literature, Novels
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Mercieca, Duncan – Educational Philosophy and Theory, 2012
This article proposes a reading of the lives of teachers through a Deleuzian-Guattarian materialistic approach. By asking the question "what kind of life do teachers live?" this article reminds us that teachers sometimes welcome the imposed policies, procedures and programmes, the consequences of which remove them from students. This desire is…
Descriptors: Teaching Conditions, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Student Relationship, Novels
O'Sullivan, Emer – Scarecrow Press, 2010
Children's literature comes from a number of different sources--folklore (folk- and fairy tales), books originally for adults and subsequently adapted for children, and material authored specifically for them--and its audience ranges from infants through middle graders to young adults (readers from about 12 to 18 years old). Its forms include…
Descriptors: Childrens Literature, Young Adults, Fairy Tales, Anthologies
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Billsberry, Jon; Gilbert, Louise H. – Journal of Management Education, 2008
This article makes a case for using Roald Dahl's children's fantasy and morality tale "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" to teach recruitment and selection. It draws attention to its relevance in illustrating and explaining three different recruitment and selection paradigms: psychometric, social process, and fit. It argues that the use of this…
Descriptors: Childrens Literature, Fantasy, Psychometrics, Recruitment
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Hoffman, A. Robin – Children's Literature in Education, 2010
Situated at the intersections of ethnography, childhood studies, literary studies, and education research, this reception study seeks to access real children's responses to a particular text, and to offer empirical description of actual reading experiences. Survey data is generated by taking advantage of an online resource: an archive of…
Descriptors: Fantasy, Reader Response, Ethnography, Book Reviews
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West, Mark I. – Children's Literature in Education, 1990
Interviews Roald Dahl at his home near London to ask him about his early stories and discuss his ability to write for both adults and children. (MG)
Descriptors: Audience Awareness, Authors, Childrens Literature, Elementary Education
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Petzold, Dieter – Children's Literature in Education, 1992
Demonstrates how an understanding of Roald Dahl's novel, "Matilda," can be enhanced by recognition of the influences of Victorian novels upon the author. Discusses particularly Dahl's affinities with Charles Dickens. (HB)
Descriptors: Childrens Literature, Elementary Education, Literary Criticism, Literary Genres
Brodie, Carolyn S. – School Library Media Activities Monthly, 2005
This column presents a brief biography of Dick King-Smith. Born on March 27, 1922 and raised in Gloucestershire, England, he grew up with animals of all kinds. King-Smith was a farmer for twenty years and then became a school teacher. He was also a soldier during wartime, a traveling salesman, shoe factory worker, and television presenter. He…
Descriptors: Authors, Biographies, Animals, Childrens Literature
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