Academic Papers on Children's Literature

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A 10 page paper which examines the bizarre life and career the elusive author of the popular series of children’s books about the misadventures of the three unfortunate Baudelaire siblings as well as discusses the real-life man behind the author, Daniel Handler. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

Book Report on 3 Books

  • 3 page paper

A 3 page paper which offers a book report on three separate books. The books are Albert Einstein (DK Biography) by Frieda Wishinsky, The Night the Bells Rang by Natalie Kinsey-Warnock and Jim Davis by John Masefield. No sources cited.

This 5 page paper gives a brief biography of Stan Berenstain (the man behind the Berenstain bears); a summary of one of the books; and argues that his life did impact his writing. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

The Wizard of Oz

  • 3 page paper

This 3 page paper compares the original written work to the 1939 filmed version. Differences and similarities are highlighted. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

This 4 page book review is on "Arby Jenkins" by Sharon Hambrick. Written in the persona of a sixth grader, the writer gives an overall perspective on this juvenile novel that is written from a religious Christian perspective. Bibliography lists only the source.

A 6 page book review that discusses and analyzes The Ramsay Scallop by Frances Temple, a novel set in the year 1299 and written to appeal to young teens. In many ways, it is a well-written tale that has elements that are both instructive and entertaining to young readers. However, there are also problems with ...

A 5 page paper that provides an overview of Theodor Seuss Geisel's life along with some examples of his many works. One story that was never published is included. The writer reports the incidents that moved Geisel into writing children's books. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

Gantos/Hole in My Life

  • 3 page paper

A 3 page book review of Jack Gantos's memoir Hole in My Life. As reviewer Christine Heppermann points out, while most award-winning children's book authors "will admit to having paid their dues, those dues generally don't include serving time in federal prison" (345). Nevertheless, award-winning author Jack Gantos' tale of prison life for smuggling drugs ...

A 5 page paper examining the traditional gender roles presented in the classic fairy tales. Beginning from the observations of psychoanalyst Karen Horney and anthropologist Margaret Mead, the paper is mostly involved with the traditional view of the beautiful princess waiting for the rescue that will come in the person of the handsome prince. ...

This 3 page report discusses Enzensberger’s The Number Devil (1998) which is a “mathematically minded fantasy. In it, the adventures of 12-year-old Robert with the enigmatic “Number Devil” leads him to reach certain understandings about mathematical concepts that no teacher had ever demonstrated for him. Bibliography lists only one source.

This 3 page paper discusses Sherman Alexie’s book for young people, “The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian,” and what the illustrations tell about the text. Bibliography lists 1 source.

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