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community

Overview page. Subjects: Social Sciences — Arts and Humanities.

Many sociological and anthropological definitions exist, but most tend to privilege some combination of small-scale, relative boundedness, strong affective ties, traditionalism, and...

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Franconia

Daniel Hahn.

in The Oxford Companion to Children’s Literature

January 2015; p ublished online July 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Children's Literature Studies. 74 words.

A rural community in New England, scene of a series of books by Jacob *Abbott, published between 1850 and 1854: ...

Langstaff, John

Peggy Lin Duthie.

in The Oxford Encyclopedia of Children's Literature

January 2006; p ublished online January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Children's Literature Studies. 303 words.

(1920–2005), American musician and educator. A proponent of the beauty, humor, and community- building potential of folk songs

Cox, Palmer

Gillian Avery.

in The Oxford Encyclopedia of Children's Literature

January 2006; p ublished online January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Children's Literature Studies. 345 words.

(1840–1924), author and illustrator, born in the Scottish community of Granby in Quebec. In 1863 he took himself

Glen, Esther

Maria-Venetia Kyritsi.

in The Oxford Encyclopedia of Children's Literature

January 2006; p ublished online January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Children's Literature Studies. 301 words.

(1881–1940), New Zealand journalist, children's book author, and community worker born in Christchurch. Esther Alice Glen showed her

McFarlane, Peter

Stella Lees and Pam Macintyre.

in The Oxford Encyclopedia of Children's Literature

January 2006; p ublished online January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Children's Literature Studies. 286 words.

(1940–), Australian poet, writer, and educator who is involved in Australia's longest-running community poetry reading venue, Friendly Street

Schami, Rafik

Gillian Lathey.

in The Oxford Encyclopedia of Children's Literature

January 2006; p ublished online January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Children's Literature Studies. 331 words.

(1946–), German-language children's author of Syrian origin. Born Suheil Fadéla, into the minority Christian community in Damascus, Schami

Vildrac, Charles

Francis Marcoin.

in The Oxford Encyclopedia of Children's Literature

January 2006; p ublished online January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Children's Literature Studies. 153 words.

(1882–1971), French poet, playwright, and founder of “Abbaye,” a community group of artists and writers. Vildrac, whose real

Rafik Schami

Overview page. Subjects: Children's Literature Studies.

(1946–), German-language children's author of Syrian origin. Born Suheil Fadéla, into the minority Christian community in Damascus, Schami emigrated to Germany at the age of twenty-five,...

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Meïr Aron Goldschmidt

Overview page. Subjects: Children's Literature Studies.

(1819–87)

grew up in a liberal Jewish community in Copenhagen. He may be best known for his novels, but some of his short stories rely heavily on folk beliefs. One ...

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myths

Daniel Hahn.

in The Oxford Companion to Children’s Literature

January 2015; p ublished online July 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Children's Literature Studies. 45 words.

Collections of (often ancient) stories belonging to a given civilization, nation, or community, which sometimes serve to explain origins, the natural world, or cultural traditions; they are...

ZEPHANIAH, Benjamin (1958–)

Daniel Hahn.

in The Oxford Companion to Children’s Literature

January 2015; p ublished online July 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Children's Literature Studies. 164 words.

His self-imposed mission to save poetry from academia was in part sparked by his own troubled childhood and how poetry was a lifeline for him. Severely dyslexic, and having given up early...

CBCA

Daniel Hahn.

in The Oxford Companion to Children’s Literature

January 2015; p ublished online July 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Children's Literature Studies. 215 words.

The Children’s Book Council of Australia, an organization with a current mission to engage the community with literature for young Australians through promotion, supporting writers and...

GERVAY, Susanne (1951–)

Daniel Hahn.

in The Oxford Companion to Children’s Literature

January 2015; p ublished online July 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Children's Literature Studies. 79 words.

now beginning to write picture books. She is most famous for I Am Jack (2000), a junior novel on the theme of bullying which nevertheless remains light-hearted and has insight and humour....

Amazing Grace (1991)

Daniel Hahn.

in The Oxford Companion to Children’s Literature

January 2015; p ublished online July 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Children's Literature Studies. 109 words.

A picture book by Mary *Hoffman, beautifully illustrated by Caroline Binch. Grace is a girl who ‘loves stories’, until, one day, she asks to play the part of Peter Pan in her school play....

ERDRICH, Louise (1954–)

Daniel Hahn.

in The Oxford Companion to Children’s Literature

January 2015; p ublished online July 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Children's Literature Studies. 126 words.

with part *Native American heritage. Erdrich has a tribal affiliation to the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians in North Dakota, where she grew up, and her books often feature Native...

Sesame Street

Daniel Hahn.

in The Oxford Companion to Children’s Literature

January 2015; p ublished online July 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Children's Literature Studies. 157 words.

An outstandingly popular American television programme for preschool children, broadcast since 1969.

It was the creation of the Children’s Television Workshop, a New York group set...

Swift Pure Cry, A (2006)

Daniel Hahn.

in The Oxford Companion to Children’s Literature

January 2015; p ublished online July 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Children's Literature Studies. 87 words.

A debut novel by Siobhan *Dowd, which won the 2007 *Branford Boase Award and the Eilís Dillon Award. Dowd eloquently captures the small-town community of Coolbar in Ireland of the...

Honk: the Story of a Moose (1935)

Daniel Hahn.

in The Oxford Companion to Children’s Literature

January 2015; p ublished online July 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Children's Literature Studies. 125 words.

By Phil Stong with pictures by Kurt *Wiese, an outstanding picture book telling the comic tale of two Minnesota boys of Finnish descent, who discover a hungry moose that has wandered into a...

Anne of Green Gables (1908)

Daniel Hahn.

in The Oxford Companion to Children’s Literature

January 2015; p ublished online July 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Children's Literature Studies. 343 words.

A very popular Canadian novel by L. M. *Montgomery. An elderly brother and sister, Matthew and Marilla Cuthbert of Avonlea (a fictitious community in Prince Edward Island, Canada’s smallest...

Reimagining the Monkey King in Comics

Lan Dong.

in The Oxford Handbook of Children's Literature

March 2011; p ublished online September 2012 .

Article. Subjects: Literature; Children's Literature Studies; Literary Theory and Cultural Studies. 8434 words.

This article introduces the graphic novel, and Asian-American children's literature more generally, through Gene Luen Yang's American Born Chinese. It also describes the importance of...

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