Home Words : Discourses of Children's Literature in Canada (HC)

SKU: 9781554580163

Mavis Reimer
Grade Levels:
College, University
Multiple Nations
Book Type:
Wilfrid Laurier University Press
Copyright Date:

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Home Words: Discourses of Children's Literature in Canada is one of the titles in Wilfred Laurier University Press series, Studies in Childhood and Family in Canada. Volume editor Mavis Reimer worked with 14 other literary scholars to compile this collection of 10 essays that explore the idea of home in Canadian children's literature in English and French language texts and more importantly in texts by Aboriginal authors and publishing houses. Mavis Reimer contributes the introduction and first chapter covering the idea of home as ideology in Canadian children's literature. Chapter two by Danielle Thaler and Alain Jean-Bart along with chapter three authored by Anne Rusnak examines French language children's literature in Quebec. Chapter four by Andrew O'Malley discusses the text by Catharine Parr Traill, Canadian Crusoes, and its impact on subsequent authors of children's books. Chapters 5 and 6 discuss the changing world of Canadian children's literature as it relates to First Nations, Inuit, and Metis authors and publishers, as well as Aboriginality and property in young adult novels. Chapter 7 explores multicultural children's literature in Canada. Chapter 8 discusses the idea of windows in picture books published in Canada. Australian scholar Clare Bradford discusses Fantasies of Nationhood in Australian and Canadian Texts in chapter 9. Chapter 10 discusses the issues surrounding the creation of a home page of scholarly discourse for young people, and the Afterword is provided by Neil Besner. The book has an extensive bibliography and an index. A selection of children's picture book art is featured in colour plates. A highly recommended text for academics interested in Aboriginal Peoples and Canadian children's picture books and novels.

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