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Süner, Ahmet – Children's Literature in Education, 2020
While John Tenniel's illustrations to Lewis Carroll's Alice books are nearly as famous as the books themselves, the question of whether these illustrations contribute to or compromise the effects produced by the written text has rarely been explored. In this paper, it is argued that the status of the illustrations is problematic unless the actual…
Descriptors: Childrens Literature, Illustrations, Reading Processes, Animals
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D'Amico, LuElla – Children's Literature in Education, 2020
This article examines Martha Finley's immensely popular, postbellum Elsie Dinsmore series. As a teacher, Finley was concerned with the best methodology to educate young American women, a topic much debated in the nineteenth century because of the proliferation of conduct books like the Elsie series and the simultaneous advent of common schools.…
Descriptors: Womens Education, Childrens Literature, Moral Values, Novels
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Phillips, Jessica – Children's Literature in Education, 2020
Shaun Tan's 2001 picture book "The Red Tree" features a nameless, redheaded protagonist wandering through a series of surreal, strange and overwhelmingly dark landscapes. Tan himself, together with his commentators, has characterised "The Red Tree's" contents as "absurd," yet this term has not been defined, nor have…
Descriptors: Philosophy, Picture Books
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Germaine Buckley, Chloé – Children's Literature in Education, 2020
This paper reads the U.K. Government's "fundamental British values" project alongside two children's Gothic novels, "Coram Boy" (2000) by Jamila Gavin and "City of Ghosts" (2009) by Bali Rai. In 2011 the U.K. Government outlined what it described as "fundamental British values" (FBV), making it a requirement…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Nationalism, Social Values, Childrens Literature
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Shen, Lisa Chu – Children's Literature in Education, 2020
This article explores the representation of the figure of the effeminate boy in two contemporary adolescent novels written in Chinese which break the silence in addressing alternative gender and sexual identities. In "A Beautiful Heart," the transsexual and homosexual tendencies evinced by an effeminate boy are treated as forms of sexual…
Descriptors: Males, Sexual Identity, Adolescent Literature, Novels
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Liang, Yuanyuan; Zheng, Fei – Children's Literature in Education, 2020
Love, beauty, and the good are three key concepts of Platonic aesthetics, which frequently appear in the fairy tales of Oscar Wilde, a classical scholar deeply influenced by Plato and his philosophy. Plato's views on music, as a part of his aesthetics, were championed by Wilde, who regarded music as "the perfect type of art." It is…
Descriptors: Philosophy, Music, Aesthetics, Fairy Tales
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Cooper, Sandi; Rogers, Rachelle Meyer; Purdum-Cassidy, Barbara; Nesmith, Suzanne M. – Children's Literature in Education, 2020
A quality picture book can enhance instruction and build positive and meaningful connections that enable students to visualize and engage in mathematics. To learn more about how preservice teachers analyze and select quality picture books in their mathematics lessons, a study was conducted over two semesters during a required field experience…
Descriptors: Picture Books, Mathematics Instruction, Teaching Methods, Preservice Teachers
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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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Palo, Annbritt; Manderstedt, Lena – Children's Literature in Education, 2019
This article presents an analysis of a recent, award-winning Swedish novel for children and young adults, "The Murderer's Ape" by Jakob Wegelius, and digitally published reviews of the novel. In the first part of the paper, we provide an intersectional analysis of the novel, focusing on gender, profession, species and class. The…
Descriptors: Childrens Literature, Adolescent Literature, Novels, Animals
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Braden, Eliza G. – Children's Literature in Education, 2019
This article discusses the results of an empirical study that examined third grade Latinx children's discussions of literature dealing with themes of immigration. The study focused on the reading of six picture books by Mexican-origin children at a public elementary school located in the southeastern portion of the U.S. The data were collected by…
Descriptors: Grade 3, Elementary School Students, Hispanic American Students, Immigration
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You, Chengcheng – Children's Literature in Education, 2019
In the social context of China's rural-urban migration, a varied set of forces has increasingly challenged the conventional assumptions used to underpin the notion of home as a space fixed in geography and one's lineage. This essay calls into question the essentialist values associated with home, and explores new realities and representations of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Childrens Literature, Homeless People, Correlation
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van Rij, Vivien J. – Children's Literature in Education, 2019
"The House that Jack Built" by multi-award winning author-illustrator, Gavin Bishop, is one of New Zealand's most sophisticated picture books for children. Recently republished by Gecko Press in Te Reo Maori as well as English, it depicts the colonisation of New Zealand from 1798 to around 1845, and the beginning of the New Zealand Wars…
Descriptors: Childrens Literature, Picture Books, Pacific Islanders, Ethnic Groups
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Smith, Louisa-Jane – Children's Literature in Education, 2019
American culture is greatly influenced by conservative and religious views that construct adolescent sexuality as problematic. Consequently, American teenagers are often informed that abstinence is the right moral choice and will allow them to lead a successful adult life. The ultimate punishment for engaging in pre-marital sex is deemed to be…
Descriptors: Sexuality, Adolescents, Early Parenthood, Pregnancy
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Chan, Aaron Yu Kwan – Children's Literature in Education, 2019
This article considers the fictional depiction of surveillance in "Harry Potter," and compares the two different models of school leadership represented by Dolores Umbridge and Albus Dumbledore. The "Harry Potter" books put forward a vision of school leadership that affirms the necessity of surveillance. The optimal degree of…
Descriptors: Power Structure, Principals, School Administration, Leadership Styles
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Reynolds, Kimberley – Children's Literature in Education, 2019
In Britain, children's literature studies emerged in the late 1960s, largely through the activities of what is now the Graduate School of Education at the University of Exeter. This article uses the Catherine Storr archive to revisit some of the contexts and concerns of those early days, many of which continue to have relevance. Storr was involved…
Descriptors: Authors, Childrens Literature, Archives, Fear
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