Table of Contents

"Ideology and the children's book" / Peter Hollindale.
"Metafiction, illustration, and the poetics of children's literature" / Geoff Moss.
"Intimations of imitations : mimesis, fractal geometry and children's literature" / Lissa Paul.
"Magic abjured : closure in children's fantasy fiction" / Sarah Gilead.
"Bicultural study of identification : readers' responses to the ironic treatment of a national hero" / Rhonda Bunbury, Reinbert Tabbert.
"Real-izing the unreal : folklore in young adult science fiction and fantasy" / C.W. Sullivan III.
"Good friends, or just acquaintances? The relationship between child psychology and children's literature" / Nicholas Tucker.
"Cultural studies, new historicism and children's literature" / Tony Watkins.