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  1. Pinocchio, Puppets, and Modernity

    The Mechanical Body

    Edited by Katia Pizzi

    Series: Children's Literature and Culture

    This study assesses the significance of Pinocchio in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries in addition to his status as the creature of a nineteenth century traversed by a cultural enthusiasm for dummies, puppets, and marionettes. This collection identifies him as a figure characterized by a '...

    Published October 24th 2011 by Routledge

  2. The Family in English Children’s Literature

    By Ann Alston

    Series: Children's Literature and Culture

    From the trials of families experiencing divorce, as in Anne Fine’s Madame Doubtfire, to the childcare problems highlighted in Jacqueline Wilson’s Tracy Beaker, it might seem that the traditional family and the ideals that accompany it have long vanished. However, in The Family in English Children’...

    Published October 4th 2011 by Routledge

  3. Representing Africa in Children's Literature

    Old and New Ways of Seeing

    By Vivian Yenika-Agbaw

    Series: Children's Literature and Culture

    Representing Africa in Children’s Literature explores how African and Western authors portray youth in contemporary African societies, critically examining the dominant images of Africa and Africans in books published between 1960 and 2005. The book focuses on contemporary children’s and young...

    Published September 18th 2011 by Routledge

  4. From Nursery Rhymes to Nationhood

    Children's Literature and the Construction of Canadian Identity

    By Elizabeth Galway

    Series: Children's Literature and Culture

    As Canada came to terms with its role as an independent nation following Confederation in 1867, there was a call for a literary voice to express the needs and desires of a new country. Children’s literature was one of the means through which this new voice found expression. Seen as a tool for both...

    Published September 13th 2011 by Routledge

  5. The Myth of Persephone in Girls' Fantasy Literature

    By Holly Blackford

    Series: Children's Literature and Culture

    In this book, Blackford historicizes the appeal of the Persephone myth in the nineteenth century and traces figurations of Persephone, Demeter, and Hades throughout girls’ literature of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. She illuminates developmental patterns and anxieties in E. T. A. Hoffmann...

    Published August 24th 2011 by Routledge

  6. Children's Fiction about 9/11

    Ethnic, National and Heroic Identities

    By Jo Lampert

    Series: Children's Literature and Culture

    In this pioneering and timely book, Lampert examines the ways in which cultural identities are constructed within young adult and children’s literature about the attacks of September 11, 2001. Looking at examples including picture books, young adult novels, and a selection of DC Comics, Lampert...

    Published August 24th 2011 by Routledge

  7. Once Upon a Time in a Different World

    Issues and Ideas in African American Children’s Literature

    By Neal A. Lester

    Series: Children's Literature and Culture

    Once Upon a Time in a Different World, a unique addition to the celebrated Children’s Literature and Culture series, seeks to move discussions and treatments of ideas in African America Children’s literature from the margins to the forefront of literary discourse. Looking at a variety of topics,...

    Published August 15th 2011 by Routledge

  8. The Place of Lewis Carroll in Children's Literature

    By Jan Susina

    Series: Children's Literature and Culture

    In this volume, Jan Susina examines the importance of Lewis Carroll and his popular Alice books to the field of children’s literature. From a study of Carroll’s juvenilia to contemporary multimedia adaptations of Wonderland, Susina shows how the Alice books fit into the tradition of literary fairy...

    Published August 14th 2011 by Routledge

  9. Critical Approaches to Food in Children’s Literature

    Edited by Kara K. Keeling, Scott T. Pollard

    Series: Children's Literature and Culture

    Critical Approaches to Food in Children’s Literature is the first scholarly volume on the topic, connecting children's literature to the burgeoning discipline of food studies. Following the lead of historians like Mark Kurlansky, Jeffrey Pilcher and Massimo Montanari, who use food as a fundamental...

    Published August 14th 2011 by Routledge

  10. Into the Closet

    Cross-Dressing and the Gendered Body in Children's Literature and Film

    By Victoria Flanagan

    Series: Children's Literature and Culture

    Into the Closet examines the representation of cross-dressing in a wide variety of children’s fiction, ranging from picture books and junior fiction to teen films and novels for young adults. It provides a comprehensive analysis of the different types of cross-dressing found in children’s...

    Published August 14th 2011 by Routledge