- Contributors' Notes
Brian Alderson's most recent book is Sing a Song for Sixpence: The English Picture-Book Tradition and Randolph Caldecott.
Hamida Bosmajian is professor of English and Pigott-McCone Chair of Humanities at Seattle University. She is the author of Metaphors of Evil—Contemporary German Literature and the Shadow of Nazism (U of Iowa P, 1979). Her essay "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and Other Excremental Vision," which appeared in The Lion and the Unicorn 9 (1985), received the Children's Literature Association's Best Critical Essay Award at the annual conference in 1987. Prof. Bosmajian is currently at work on a book-length study of young readers' literature about Nazism, the holocaust, and nuclear war.
Susan Gannon teaches children's literature at Pace University in Westchester, New York. She is Book Review Editor of the Children's Literature Association Quarterly and a board member of the Children's Literature Association.
Jerry Griswold teaches literature at San Diego State University and is author of a forthcoming study The Children's Books of Randall Jarrell (U of Georgia P). He is completing a study of American childhood classics with the aid of a fellowship from the National Endowment for the Humanities.
Ellen Howard has been writing for young people since 1981 and is the author of five books. Circle of Giving (Atheneum, 1984), was named Society of Children's Book Writers Golden Kite Honor Book for fiction in 1985 and was nominated for four other awards. When Daylight Comes (Atheneum, 1985), was named a Notable 1985 Children's Trade Book in the field of social studies. Gillyflower (Atheneum, 1986), was named a notable 1986 Children's Trade Book in the field of social studies. Edith Herself (Atheneum, 1987), is a nominee for the 1988-89 Nebraska Children's [End Page 155] Choice award, the Golden Sower, and was named to the School Library Journal's list of best books for 1987. Her Own Song (Atheneum, 1988), is a Junior Library Guild selection. Howard is a past Regional Advisor of the Society of Children's Book Writers-Northwest, is a member of the Literary Guild, and is active in her church and in the Beyond War movement and the Oregon Peace Institute.
Nancy Huse holds a Ph.D. from the University of Chicago and teaches English and Women's Studies at Augustana College in Illinois. Her publications include essays on Katherine Paterson, Padraic Colum, Tove Jansson, Louisa Montgomery, Sounder, and My Book House. Her research interest is in the relationship of politics and art, especially in the criticism and teaching of children's literature and she is currently working on a feminist approach to children's books. She is secretary of the Children's Literature Association and has served as a ChLA board member.
Leonard S. Marcus, who edits Booklog for The Lion and the Unicorn, is children's book reviewer for Parenting magazine. A member of the faculty of the New School for Social Research and of the School of Visual Arts, he is completing work on a biography of Margaret Wise Brown.
Anita Moss is an associate professor of English at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, where she teaches courses in children's literature, young adult literature, nineteenth-century British literature, and literature of the American South. She has published essays and reviews on children's literature. She is also the editor of Children's Literature in Education and has edited, with Jon C. Stott, The Family of Stories: An Anthology of Children's Literature. Currently she is completing a book on Edwardian children's writer E. Nesbit, and is serving as the director of a project entitled "The Teaching of Writing and Critical Thinking" for the National Endowment for the Humanities.
Suzanne Rahn teaches children's literature in the English Department of Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma, Washington. She is the author of Children's Literature: An Annotated Bibliography of the History and Criticism, Garland, 1981. She will be guest-editing the Spring 1989 issue of The Lion and the unicorn. Lynne Rosenthal is an associate professor [End Page 156] of English at Mercy College, Westchester County, New York. She is working on a book...