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  Volume 51, Number 1, January 2013

Table of Contents


p. iii


pp. iv-vi

Feature Articles

Our Common Earth: The Local and Global Flow of Narrative in A River of Stories

pp. 1-9

Heal the World, Make It a Better Place: Social and Individual Hope in Indian Children’s Cinema

pp. 10-19

“She flings her elfin dreams of mystery”: The Child-Poet Gwen Cope in the Land of “Australian Faery,” 1931–1939

pp. 20-30

The Mountain and the Devil: Fake Lore or Folklore?: A Wonder of the World in South African Children’s Literature

pp. 31-40

Paranoid Prizing : Mapping Australia’s Eve Pownall Award for Information Books, 2001–2010

pp. 41-50

Children & Their Books

The Power of Caribbean Poetry: Word and Sound

pp. 51-59

Flying to Pick Blueberries: Two Preschoolers’ Literary Encounters with Other Cultures

pp. 60-66

Reading Camp: Children from the Bahamas Develop a New Appreciation of Children’s Literature

pp. 67-72


Belonging and Differentiating: Aspects of New Zealand National Identity Reflected in the New Zealand Picture Book Collection (NZPBC)

pp. 73-79

The Triumphant Return of the Dodo: Emergent Children’s Literature in Mauritius

pp. 80-86

The Growth towards a Truly African Quality in South African Children’s Literature

pp. 87-93

Reviews of Secondary Literature

Young Irelands: Studies in Children’s Literature ed. by Mary Shine Thompson (review)

pp. 94-95

A Made-Up Place by Anna Jackson et al. (review)

pp. 95-97

Seedlings: English Children’s Reading and Writers in South Africa by Elwyn Jenkins (review)

pp. 97-99

Racial Innocence: Performing American Childhood from Slavery to Civil Rights by Robin Bernstein (review)

pp. 99-101

Response to “Review of Historical Dictionary of Children’s Literature” Bookbird 50.1 (January 2012) by Bridget Carrington

p. 101

Response to “Review of Contemporary English-Language Indian Children’s Literature: Representations of Nation, Culture, and the New Indian GirlBookbird 50.3 (July 2012) by Fawzia Gilani-Williams

p. 102


p. 102


pp. 9-72

Focus IBBY

pp. 103-115

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