Exploring the historical treatment of the subject and literary devices authors use to effectively convey difficult truths, Eve Tal examines the ways in which the Holocaust is portrayed in selected English-Language and Hebrew fiction for young readers.
Analyzes six picture books to offer insights into the way children’s books can lead young children to either adopt and accept stereotyped gender roles for women, or challenge these socialized structures. What Maria Nikolajeva says: "Pearson's interpretation of the Velveteen Rabbit is very exciting to use in juxtaposition to the more conventional one."
Winner of the 2005 Language and Literacy Researchers of Canada Masters Research Award, this text reports on Dr. Winter's investigation into the ways in which arts can be effectively integrated with a reading program to teach and evaluate global reading comprehension strategies among less proficient readers who do not have decoding deficits.
A valuable resource for parents, librarians, professors and students interested in picture books, combining historical fact from Margaret Wise Brown's life, interdisciplinary perspectives on childrens literature, and detailed analysis of the way the text and illustrations work together to convey multiple layers of meaning.