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The Family in English Children's Literature

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From the trials of families experiencing divorce, as in Anne Fine's Madame Doubtfire, to the childcare problems highlighted in Jacqueline Wilson's Tracy Beaker, it might seem that the traditional family and the ideals that accompany it have long vanished. However, in The Family in English Children's Literature, Ann Alston argues that this is far from the case. She suggests that despite the tales of family woe portrayed in children's literature, the desire for the happy, contented nuclear family remains inherent within the ...

The Family in English Children's Literature 2011, Routledge, London

ISBN-13: 9780415699617

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The Family in English Children's Literature 2008, Routledge, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780415988858

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