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The Littles

by John Peterson

|January 1, 1993

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Meet the Littles, a family like any other but with a few tiny differences! They live in the walls of the Bigg family house where they get everything they need, including food, furniture, and electricity. In return they make sure the house is always in good…

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In this study, feminist theories and insights from new discourses on female adolescence are employed in analyzing the discourses and cultural scripts used in telling stories about the relationship between teenage daughters and mothers in young adult novels and in…

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First Published in 1997. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

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When Hansel and Gretel try to eat the witch's gingerbread house in the woods, are they indulging their "uncontrolled cravings" and "destructive desires" or are they simply responding normally to the hunger pangs they feel after being abandoned by their parents?…

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This book sets out to explore the structure and meanings within the most popular of all literary genres - the adventure story. Deconstructing the Hero offers analytical readings of some of the most widely read adventure stories such as Treasure Island , the James…

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This book is the classic work on forms of the European folktale.

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A pioneering study of a unique narrative form, Words about Pictures examines the special qualities of picture books-books intended to educate or tell stories to young children. Drawing from a number of aesthetic and literary sources, Perry Nodelman explores the…

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he author of Parents Who Love Reading, Kids Who Don't now offers a cornucopia of simple, practical tips that will help children--no matter what their age or level of reading ability--learn to read. A separate section identifies books suited to different kinds of…

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"There is a correlation between the richness of the reading environment in which readers live and the richness of their talk about what they've read." "In any group of children we find that if they begin by sharing their most obvious observations they soon…

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Opening the Nursery Door is a fascinating collection of essays inspired by the discovery of a tiny archive: the nursery library of Jane Johnson 1707-1759, wife of a Lincolnshire vicar. It has captured the scholarly interest of social anthropologists, historians,…

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Peter Pan, Jacqueline Rose contends, forces us to question what it is we are doing in the endless production and dissemination of children's fiction. In a preface, written for this edition, Rose considers some of Peter Pan's new guises and their implications.…

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"In twenty-eight essays, Frey and Griffith, members of the English faculty at the University of Washington, examine many of the traditional and new children's classics. The authors explore the relationship between the writer's lives and the stories they tell.…