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y separately published work icon Betty and Bala and the Proper Big Pumpkin single work   picture book   children's  
Issue Details: First known date: 1996... 1996 Betty and Bala and the Proper Big Pumpkin
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'It is the day of the great birthday party, and people are coming from all the islands for the big feast. Betty and Bala are sent to the shop for a pumpkin. They buy a proper big one, but that pumpkin has a mind of its own. A comic tale of contemporary life from Thursday Island in the Torres Strait. Picture book format, ages 6 - 10' (Publication summary)

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y separately published work icon Unsettling Narratives : Postcolonial Readings of Children's Literature Clare Bradford , Waterloo : Wilfrid Laurier University Press , 2007 Z1415102 2007 single work criticism

'Children's books seek to assist children to understand themselves and their world. Unsettling Narratives: Postcolonial Readings of Children's Literature demonstrates how settler-society texts position child readers as citizens of postcolonial nations, how they represent the colonial past to modern readers, what they propose about race relations, and how they conceptualize systems of power and government.

Clare Bradford focuses on texts produced since 1980 in Canada, the United States, Australia, and New Zealand and includes picture books, novels, and films by Indigenous and non-Indigenous publishers and producers. From extensive readings, the author focuses on key works to produce a thorough analysis rather than a survey. Unsettling Narratives opens up an area of scholarship and discussion - the use of postcolonial theories - relatively new to the field of children's literature and demonstrates that many texts recycle the colonial discourses naturalized within mainstream cultures ' (From publisher's catalogue).

Contents: Introduction. Part One: 'When Languages Collide': Resistance and Representation 1. Language, Resistance, and Subjectivity.2. Indigenous Texts and Publishers.3. White Imaginings.4. Telling the Past. Part Two: Place and Postcolonial Significations.5. Space, Time, Nation. 6. Borders, Journeys, and Liminality.7. Politics and Place.8. Allegories of Place and Race.Conclusion

Untitled Halina Nowicka , 1997 single work review
— Appears in: Reading Time : The Journal of the Children's Book Council of Australia , February vol. 41 no. 1 1997; (p. 11-12)

— Review of Betty and Bala and the Proper Big Pumpkin Lorraine Berolah , LilyJane Collins , Noel Cristaudo , 1996 single work picture book
Tropical/Topical Picture Books Linnet Hunter , 1997 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , February-March no. 188 1997; (p. 54-55)

— Review of Home of the Kadimakara People Percy Trezise , 1996 single work picture book ; Betty and Bala and the Proper Big Pumpkin Lorraine Berolah , LilyJane Collins , Noel Cristaudo , 1996 single work picture book ; Old Magic Allan Baillie , 1996 single work picture book
Indigenous Picture Books Kevin Steinberger , 1996 single work review
— Appears in: Magpies : Talking About Books for Children , November vol. 11 no. 5 1996; (p. 28)

— Review of Betty and Bala and the Proper Big Pumpkin Lorraine Berolah , LilyJane Collins , Noel Cristaudo , 1996 single work picture book ; Who's that Jumbun in the Log? Narelle McRobbie , 1996 single work picture book ; Dan's Grandpa Sally Morgan , 1996 single work picture book ; Home of the Kadimakara People Percy Trezise , 1996 single work picture book
Untitled Halina Nowicka , 1997 single work review
— Appears in: Reading Time : The Journal of the Children's Book Council of Australia , February vol. 41 no. 1 1997; (p. 11-12)

— Review of Betty and Bala and the Proper Big Pumpkin Lorraine Berolah , LilyJane Collins , Noel Cristaudo , 1996 single work picture book
Indigenous Picture Books Kevin Steinberger , 1996 single work review
— Appears in: Magpies : Talking About Books for Children , November vol. 11 no. 5 1996; (p. 28)

— Review of Betty and Bala and the Proper Big Pumpkin Lorraine Berolah , LilyJane Collins , Noel Cristaudo , 1996 single work picture book ; Who's that Jumbun in the Log? Narelle McRobbie , 1996 single work picture book ; Dan's Grandpa Sally Morgan , 1996 single work picture book ; Home of the Kadimakara People Percy Trezise , 1996 single work picture book
Tropical/Topical Picture Books Linnet Hunter , 1997 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , February-March no. 188 1997; (p. 54-55)

— Review of Home of the Kadimakara People Percy Trezise , 1996 single work picture book ; Betty and Bala and the Proper Big Pumpkin Lorraine Berolah , LilyJane Collins , Noel Cristaudo , 1996 single work picture book ; Old Magic Allan Baillie , 1996 single work picture book
y separately published work icon Unsettling Narratives : Postcolonial Readings of Children's Literature Clare Bradford , Waterloo : Wilfrid Laurier University Press , 2007 Z1415102 2007 single work criticism

'Children's books seek to assist children to understand themselves and their world. Unsettling Narratives: Postcolonial Readings of Children's Literature demonstrates how settler-society texts position child readers as citizens of postcolonial nations, how they represent the colonial past to modern readers, what they propose about race relations, and how they conceptualize systems of power and government.

Clare Bradford focuses on texts produced since 1980 in Canada, the United States, Australia, and New Zealand and includes picture books, novels, and films by Indigenous and non-Indigenous publishers and producers. From extensive readings, the author focuses on key works to produce a thorough analysis rather than a survey. Unsettling Narratives opens up an area of scholarship and discussion - the use of postcolonial theories - relatively new to the field of children's literature and demonstrates that many texts recycle the colonial discourses naturalized within mainstream cultures ' (From publisher's catalogue).

Contents: Introduction. Part One: 'When Languages Collide': Resistance and Representation 1. Language, Resistance, and Subjectivity.2. Indigenous Texts and Publishers.3. White Imaginings.4. Telling the Past. Part Two: Place and Postcolonial Significations.5. Space, Time, Nation. 6. Borders, Journeys, and Liminality.7. Politics and Place.8. Allegories of Place and Race.Conclusion

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