"Stories, Pictures and Reality" [NOOK Book]


Are children more sophisticated critics than we thought? This book challenges accepted ideas of children's ability to distinguish fiction and reality, working with two children as they explore their favourite books.
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Are children more sophisticated critics than we thought? This book challenges accepted ideas of children's ability to distinguish fiction and reality, working with two children as they explore their favourite books.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780203967980
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis, Inc.
  • Publication date: 11/21/2006
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

1996 - Self-employed.

1997 - Create a Kids' Book: workshops, MSS assessment, email courses.

1996 - 2002 Memories in Print: biographies of elderly people for their families.

1995 - 2000, sessional lecturer at Deakin University and Australian Catholic University; English, children's literature and linguistics..

1992-1994 Deakin University, Rusden and Burwood Campuses: Lecturer A8, School of Literature and Journalism, Faculty of Arts.

1988 -1992: St Paul's School, Baxter: Head of Library Services for Woodleigh, the senior campus, and Minimbah, the junior campus at Frankston.

1981-1985: Australian Catholic University, Christ Campus: Senior Tutor, Department of English Literature and Language, both part and full time.

1980: Institute of Early Childhood Development (now School of Early Childhood Studies): Sessional lecturer in children's literature.

1980: Brighton City Library: Children's Librarian.

1967-1969: Essendon-Broadmeadows Regional Library Service (now Moonee Valley Regional Library Service): foundation Children's Librarian.

1963 -1966: Three libraries specialising in textiles, management and engineering.

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Table of Contents

Foreword. Preface. Acknowledgements. List of Illustrations 1. ‘Is this a Real Story?’: The Study and its Methodology 2. ‘The Books we’ve had Forever’: The Environment, the Books, the Children 3. ‘More Book’: Infant Book Behaviour 4. ‘This One’s Exotic and not Real Too!’: What is Real, What is Pretend? 5. ‘He’s Looking the Wrong Way!’: Picture Conventions 6. ‘The Man who Drawed it was Wrong’: Authorship, the Illustrator’s Role and Artistic Style 7. ‘A’Course I can, Read-Maker’: The Concept of Author and Ideology 8. ‘Did he Ever Think Again?’: Characters, Emotions and the Theory of Mind 9. ‘I’m Tigger Pretending to be Eeyore’: Identification and Reality 10. ‘It was a Joke Because it Couldn’t Really Happen’: Humour and Irony 11. ‘But the Words say it’: Conclusion. Afterword. Appendix – Children’s Books by Title. Bibliography. Index

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