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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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Stening, Rowena Y. Z.; Stening, Bruce W. – Children's Literature in Education, 2020
While there has been a multitude of studies of "Harry Potter" since its first appearance, including studies analyzing individual characters, social classes in the wizarding world, and a number that examine the "'Harry Potter' phenomenon" as a whole, there are none that systematically analyze and compare the characters in terms…
Descriptors: Cultural Background, Literary Devices, Fiction, Novels
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Iversen, Sarah Hoem – Children's Literature in Education, 2020
Histories of lexicography acknowledge that the original purpose of English dictionary-making was pedagogical. Although children's dictionaries are widely regarded as a 20th-century genre, several dictionaries were specifically developed for children as early as the 18th and 19th centuries. Moreover, these dictionaries were ideologically adapted…
Descriptors: Dictionaries, Lexicography, Children, Educational History
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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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Glenn, Wendy J.; King-Watkins, Danielle – Children's Literature in Education, 2020
This literary analysis draws upon navigational identity theory to examine the experiences of female protagonists who choose to play on boys' athletic teams. The study analyzes ten middle grade and young adult novels published between 2005 and 2017 to explore the question, How are the female protagonists represented in the navigation of changing…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Females, Athletes, Athletics
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Yoon, Sarah – Children's Literature in Education, 2020
This article argues that food acts and eating in the nineteenth century children's novel "The Coral Island" (1858) reveal adult socializing intentions in the context of an expanding British Empire. Written during a transitional historical moment, R. M. Ballantyne's "The Coral Island" communicates to middle- and upper-class…
Descriptors: Childrens Literature, Power Structure, Foreign Countries, Food
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Guanio-Uluru, Lykke – Children's Literature in Education, 2020
This article analyses the role of plants in three well publicised Nordic climate fictions for young adults: "Memories of Water" by Emmi Itäranta, originally published in 2012, "The World According to Anna" (2013) by Jostein Gaarder, and "Bouvetøya 2052" (2015) by Lars Maehle. Departing from the wider scholarly field…
Descriptors: Climate, Change, Fiction, Adolescent Literature
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Gomez-Najarro, Joyce – Children's Literature in Education, 2020
In delivering instruction aligned with the Common Core State Standards, many teachers are utilizing the accompanying book exemplars. While prior studies have revealed the importance of selecting texts that represent diverse characters, few studies have examined the extent to which the book exemplars reflect this trend. In this paper, an…
Descriptors: Common Core State Standards, Books, Reading Material Selection, Childrens Literature
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