Articles tagged children's literature

Family Bonding, Poverty and Vagrancy in Children’s Literature

Three European classics, Seacrow Island, An Episode of Sparrows and Krabat and the Sorcerer’s Mill explore difficult topics with profundity and sincerity.

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‘The Island of Horses’ Captures the Beauty of a Windswept Irish Coast

Between the villainous merchants, sailors and mysterious horses, it is the windswept Irish landscape that emerges as the true character of this story.

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The Marvels by Brian Selznick

The Marvels is a book about stories and the importance of stories—telling them, living them, keeping them alive.

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‘Alexander’ and the Not-So-Terrible Family Comedy

When it comes to family comedies, Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day is the exact opposite of terrible, horrible, and no good.

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Is Laura Wilder’s ‘Little House’ Series Right for Kids These Days?

Should the fact of Laura Wilder's dated prejudices lead us to abandon Little House and its sequels?

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Bart Simpson & Dennis the Menace Would Be His Buddies: ‘Just William: Series One’

Children’s literature provided a false but satisfactory memory of assumed British childhood experiences, and was a suitable fictional outlet to help entertain and distract from economic depression, wartime, and post-war shortages.

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'Knee Deep' Has a Great Setting That Ruins the Game

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"Knee Deep's elaborate stage isn't meant to convey a sense of spatial reality, it's really just a mechanism for cool scene transitions. And boy are they cool.

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