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  • Authors and Illustrators
Janet Ahlberg
Obituaries: Liz Attenborough, "Loving Re-creation of Childhood," Guardian 2, 17
Nov. 1995: 15; Shirley Hughes, "A Joyous Vitality That Was Impossible to Counterfeit,"
Times Educational Supplement 25 Nov. 1994: 14; "Janet Ahlberg, 50, Children's
Illustrator," New York Times 19 Nov. 1994: 13; "Janet Ahlberg: Obituary," Daily
18 Nov.: 31.

Jones, Nicolette. "Who Will Be the Inspiration for Our Children Now?" Sunday Times
20 Nov. 1994 (news review): 7. Claims that the Ahlberg partnership was in the great
tradition of children's books but their style is of the 1980s and 1990s. S.G.R.

Stibbs, Andrew. "Deconstructing Burglars: Formal Analysis as a Pedagogic Jemmy."
Children's Literature in Education 25.4 (Dec. 1994): 213-24. A close analysis of the
structure of Burglar Bill and its part in creating aesthetic satisfaction on a conscious or
subconscious level. Draws on classic structuralist theory; illustrations and charts. G.A.

Louisa May Alcott
Armstrong, Frances. "'Here Little, and Hereafter Bliss': Little Women and the Deferral
of Greatness." American Literature 64.3 (Sept. 1992): 453-74. Argues that "little
womanhood" is a stage on the journey to greatness, and the strength of the girls'
aspirations confers on them a greatness of spirit, if not achievement. Well researched and
argued. G.A.

Bernstein, Susan Naomi. "Writing and Little Women: Alcott's Rhetoric of Subversion."
ATQ7.1 (March 1993): 25-43. The act of writing subverts the conventions of patriarchal
culture. Concentrates on the celebrations of sisterhood evoked by Jo's poem "In the
Garret." G.A.

Estes, Angela M., and Kathleen Margaret Lant. "'We Don't Mind the Bumps':
Reforming the Child's Body in Louisa May Alcott's 'Cupid and Chow-chow.'"
Children's Literature 22 (1994): 27-42. Alcott "investigates the emblematic relationship
of Cupid and Chow-chow . . . to launch a devastating critique of the social construction
of heterosexuality and the institution of marriage." G.A.

Estes, Angela M., and Kathleen M. Lant. "'Unlovely, Unreal Creatures': Resistance and
Relationship in Louisa May Alcott's 'Fancy's Friend.'" The Lion and the Unicorn 18.2
(Dec. 1994): 154-70. A feminist analysis arguing that the story serves as Alcott's warning
against giving up the imaginative self under male/societal pressure. G.A.

McKee, Victoria. "Shock of the New." Guardian 2, 5 Jan. 1995:7. Reports the discovery
of an unpublished Alcott manuscript, The Long Fatal Love Chase, which bridges the gap
between the blood-and-thunder sagas and the later books. Also discusses the new film
of Little Women. S.G.R.

Shealy, Daniel, ed. Louisa May Alcott's Fairy Tales and Fantasy Stories. Knoxville: U of
Tennessee P, 1992. $37.50. Review Michael Patrick Hearn, "Collecting Tales,"
Teaching and Learning Literature 3.1 (March/April 1994): 36-37. A fat and handsome
volume of items originally published in children's magazines. "Most of these fairy tales
are slight, cloying, or didactic," but there are gems, notably "The Doll's Journey from
Minnesota to Maine." G.A.

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Wigmore, Barry. "Little Women... By the Savage Sisterhood." Today 1 Dec. 1994: 16-
17. Discusses the new film version of Little Women made by women. S.G.R.

For Little Women see also CRITICS: Donovan, Hovet, Walters; HISTORICAL
(Nineteenth Century)
: Nelson

Thomas Bailey Aldrich
For The Story of a Bad Boy see CRITICS: Donovan


Lloyd Alexander
Alexander, Lloyd. "The Fortune-tellers." Horn Book 70.1 (Jan./Feb. 1994): 46-47. The
acceptance speech for co-winner of the 1993 Boston Globe-Horn Book Award for picture
book for The Fortune-tellers (Dutton), illustrated by Trina Schart Hyman. G.A.

Roald Als
See ILLUSTRATION: "Other Voices"

Mitsumasa Anno
Langford, Verity. "The Picture Books of Anno: A Search for a Perfect World Through a
Fascination with Mathematics." Children's Literature in Education 25.3 (Sept. 1994): 193-
202. How Anno connects the world we see around us to the world of mathematics. G.A.

Roubaud, Jacques. "La parole en images de Mitsumasa Anno." La Revue des livres pour
157 (Spring 1994): 61 -69. A response to Anno's Ce jour-là, first page by page,
then going back into the book and...


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