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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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García-González, Macarena – Children's Literature in Education, 2020
This article analyses texts intended for child audiences--picturebooks, a poetry book, and a film--that deal with the Chilean dictatorship (1973-1990). The memorialization practices within children's media appear to be modelled on the difficulties of finding a national consensus regarding the events that transpired during the dictatorship and the…
Descriptors: Childrens Literature, Picture Books, Poetry, Films
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López-Ropero, Lourdes – Children's Literature in Education, 2020
New developments in the field of youth studies are calling for a reorientation of discourses of adolescence away from developmental tropes of transition, crisis, and dysfunction, and towards a more fluid sociocultural framework. Meg Rosoff's acclaimed novel "How I Live Now" (2004) achieves a balance that transcends the pitfalls of…
Descriptors: Adolescent Literature, Developmental Stages, Adolescent Development, Literary Devices
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Isaac, Megan Lynn – Children's Literature in Education, 2020
Surveillance technologies are proliferating at an astonishing rate powered by practices that normalize surveillance. Children and young adults are especially prone to being surveilled since few people challenge the idea that protecting young people is a valuable goal. Yet, both E. Lockhart in "The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau…
Descriptors: Information Technology, Novels, Adolescent Literature, Gender Differences
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Blackford, Holly; Lockhart, Anna – Children's Literature in Education, 2020
This essay deploys an animal studies, posthumanist approach to Laura's identification with Jack and horses throughout the "Little House" series. Part wolf and partly domesticated, Jack mediates the impossible longings within Laura to be free and yet under control--to be independent yet maintain the approval of her parents, especially her…
Descriptors: Animals, Novels, Childrens Literature, Identification (Psychology)
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Bi, Lijun; Fang, Xiangshu – Children's Literature in Education, 2020
This paper examines the changing presentation of teachers in the post-Mao era. The image of teachers was almost sacred in traditional Confucian society until Mao Zedong launched China's Cultural Revolution in 1966, when children were encouraged to use the pretext of class struggle to critique and even to attack their teachers. As such, restoring…
Descriptors: Chinese, Childrens Literature, Moral Development, Asian Culture
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Huang, Hui-Ling – Children's Literature in Education, 2020
This article explores a narrative approach adopted by three Taiwanese children's books that feature old trees as storytellers and memory-keepers to address aspects of emotional and psychological adaptation when facing drastic life changes. Although these stories are told from the perspective of old trees, the nostalgic tone serves a specific…
Descriptors: Childrens Literature, Memory, Foreign Countries, Forestry
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Serafini, Frank; Reid, Stephanie F. – Children's Literature in Education, 2020
The use of metafictive devices in children's literature, in particular contemporary picturebooks, has been explored by numerous scholars working from different theoretical and disciplinary backgrounds. In particular, metafiction is often described as oppositional to traditional children's literature which often produces stable, knowable, readable…
Descriptors: Picture Books, Childrens Literature, Fiction, Content Analysis
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