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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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Dempster, Steve; Oliver, Alice; Sunderland, Jane; Thistlethwaite, Joanne – Children's Literature in Education, 2016
This article reports findings from a small-scale focus-group study funded by the British Academy. Drawing on Herbert Marsh and Richard Shavelson's notion of "Academic Self-Concept" and David Barton and Mary Hamilton's view of literacy as context-specific social practices, the authors examine what young British "Harry Potter"…
Descriptors: Childrens Literature, Didacticism, Focus Groups, Reading Habits
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Barnes, Clive – Children's Literature in Education, 2016
Ronald Welch's novels featuring the military adventures of the young men of the Carey family were first published between 1954 and 1976 and have recently been reissued. They were uniquely representative of historical military adventure for children in the Britain of this period; and were the last example of a vigorous century-old genre in…
Descriptors: Novels, War, Childrens Literature, Military Service
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Parlevliet, Sanne – Children's Literature in Education, 2008
This article examines adaptations in their capacity of preserving literary heritage. It describes how the Middle Dutch beast epic "Reynard the Fox" lost its position in literature for adults and became part of a literary heritage that was no longer read but only studied for its historical value. Versions for children kept the story…
Descriptors: Childrens Literature, Folk Culture, Cultural Context, Comparative Analysis
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Dawson, Janis – Children's Literature in Education, 1998
Discusses the history of consumerism among children by examining its emergence in the 18th century as evidenced in the earliest English children's periodicals: "The Lilliputian Magazine" published by John Newbery in 1751 and "The Juvenile Magazine" published by John Marshall in 1788. (SR)
Descriptors: Children, Childrens Literature, Consumer Economics, Educational History
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Woodcock, Leslie S. – Children's Literature in Education, 1988
Describes a writing activity in which children in England wrote letters to various children's authors. Discusses the content of both the children's letters and the author's replies. (MM)
Descriptors: Childrens Literature, Elementary Education, Foreign Countries, Letters (Correspondence)
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Poole, Roger – Children's Literature in Education, 1986
Using a questionnaire, a study determined the titles and authors of fiction most used by teachers in the classroom, how the books were used, and the time spent on these books. (SRT)
Descriptors: Adolescent Literature, Childrens Literature, Elementary Secondary Education, English Instruction