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Title Feast or famine? : food and children's literature / edited by Bridget Carrington and Jennifer Harding.

Publication Info. Newcastle upon Tyne : Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2014.

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Description 1 online resource (viii, 269 pages, 12 unnumbered pages of plates :) : illustrations (some colour
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Introduction / Carrington, Bridget -- Constructions of childhood through food in children's literature / Jean Webb -- Eating my words / Anne Harvey -- Girls and body image / Fiona Dunbar -- Liniment cake, beavers, buttered eggs: children cooking, cooking for children / Nicki Humble -- Drawing, stories, ambiguity, magic / David Lucas -- Food and the capitalist marketplace in Oscar Wilde's fairy stories / Aoife Byrne -- Unpunished gluttony in Astrid Lindgren's children's books / Anne Malewski -- Women, work and chocolate: food, power and 'sites of struggle' in the post-war novels of Noel Streatfeild / Kay Waddilove -- Food and starvation in heroic-era Antarctic literature for children / Sinéad Moriarty -- Food supply and sustenance in Victorian Robinsonades for children / Simone Herrmann.
'Edible' children in early nineteenth-century children's literature / Karen Williams -- Poachers and scavengers: reconceptualizing food in children's literature / Sarah Layzell Hardstaff -- 'Crunchy apples to you, comrades': Alex Shearer's Bootleg / Rebecca R. Butler -- Whiz cinnamon rolls to sloppy joes: 50 years in children's cookbooks / Zahra Amlani -- Bridging the gastonomical divide in translating children's literature / Gili Bar-Hillel -- Wishing tables and magic puddings: never-ending edibles / Franziska Burstyn -- A varied menu: children's poetry about food / Pat Pinsent -- Food, love and childhood: surviving and thriving in the Deepwoods / Rebecca Ann Long.
Summary "In November 2013, the joint annual conference of the British branch of the International Board on Books for Young People (IBBY UK) and the MA course at the National Centre for Research in Children's Literature (NCRCL) at Roehampton University took as its focus 'Feast or Famine? Food in Children's Literature'. Food is central to both children's lives and their literature. The mouth-watering menu of talks given to the conference delegates is richly reflected in this book. Speakers examined the uses of food in children's books from the nineteenth century to the present day, and in a wide variety of genres, from ancient fable to twenty-first century fantasy. From the contributions to this collection, it is shown that food within literature not only reflects the society, culture and time in which it is prepared, but also is widely used by authors as a means to instruct their juvenile readers, and to deliver moral messages"--Back book jacket.
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Subject Children's literature -- History and criticism -- Congresses.
Food in literature -- Congresses.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Conference papers and proceedings.
Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Added Author Carrington, Bridget, editor.
Harding, Jennifer, editor.
Other Form: Print version: Feast or famine?. 1443861421 9781443861427
ISBN 1443863548 (electronic bk.)
9781443863544 (electronic bk.)