- Authors and Illustrators
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
Telegraph 18 Nov.: 31.
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.
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.
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
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
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.
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.
of an unpublished Alcott manuscript, The Long Fatal Love Chase, which bridges the gap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.
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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17. Discusses the new film version of Little Women made by women. S.G.R.
(Nineteenth Century): Nelson
For The Story of a Bad Boy see CRITICS: Donovan
See CURRICULUM: Carter
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.
See ILLUSTRATION: "Other Voices"
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.
enfants 157 (Spring 1994): 61 -69. A response to Anno's Ce jour-là, first page by page,
then going back into the book and...