Volume 40, Number 4, Winter 2015

Table of Contents

From: Children's Literature Association Quarterly

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Special Issue on Orphanhood and Adoption in Children’s Literature


On Constructing Fictions and Families

pp. 317-321


Imagining Transnational Orphanhoods: Nation-as-Family in Recent Spanish Children’s Books

pp. 322-338

Alternative Family and Textual Citizenship in Frances Hodgson Burnett’s Little Lord Fauntleroy: A Drama in Three Acts

pp. 339-354

In Absentia Parentis: Confronting the Uncanny Orphan in Roald Dahl’s James and the Giant Peach

pp. 355-370

Literary Traditions on Fire: Mimetic Desire and the Role of the Orphaned Heroine in Suzanne Collins’s Hunger Games Trilogy

pp. 371-385

Of Related Interest

Cultural (Il)literacy: Narratives of Epistolary Resistance and Transnational Citizenship in Julia Alvarez’s Return to Sender

pp. 386-404

Books Received

p. 405

Book Reviews

The Afterlife of Little Women by Beverly Lyon Clark (review)

pp. 406-408

Ethics in Children’s Literature ed. by Claudia Mills (review)

pp. 408-410

Genocide in Contemporary Children’s and Young Adult Literature: Cambodia to Darfur by Jane M. Gangi (review)

pp. 410-412

Eleanor H. Porter’s Pollyanna: A Children’s Classic at 100 ed. by Roxanne Harde, Lydia Kokkola (review)

pp. 413-415

Grimm Legacies: The Magic Spell of the Grimms’ Folk and Fairy Tales by Jack Zipes (review)

pp. 415-417

Twelve-Cent Archie by Bart Beaty (review)

pp. 417-420

British Children’s Poetry in the Romantic Era: Verse, Riddle, and Rhyme by Donelle Ruwe (review)

pp. 420-422

Discourses of Postcolonialism in Contemporary British Children’s Literature by Blanka Grzegorczyk (review)

pp. 422-425

Class, Leisure and National Identity in British Children’s Literature, 1918–1950 by Hazel Sheeky Bird (review)

pp. 425-427

Talking Animals in Children’s Fiction: A Critical Study by Catherine Elick (review)

pp. 427-430