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Issue Details: First known date: 1991... 1991 Window
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Through a house window the view gradually changes over the passage of time to show how the environment changes, not necessarily for the better.

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Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • London,
      c
      England,
      c
      c
      United Kingdom (UK),
      c
      Western Europe, Europe,
      :
      Julia MacRae Books ,
      1991 .
      Extent: 32p.
      Description: col. illus.
      ISBN: 0862034922, 1856810100
    • Newtown, Marrickville - Camperdown area, Sydney Southern Suburbs, Sydney, New South Wales,: Walker Books Australia , 2012 .
      image of person or book cover 7920952936548378428.jpg
      Cover image courtesy of publisher.
      Extent: 32p.
      Note/s:
      • Published 1 November 2002
      ISBN: 9780744594867

Works about this Work

Fortunate Lives : Societal Ideologies in Two Award Winning Australian Picture Books Robin Morrow , single work criticism
Passion, Pedagogy and the Political : Looking Back, Looking Forward Lyn Wilkinson , 2011 single work criticism
— Appears in: English in Australia , vol. 46 no. 2 2011; (p. 27-35)
From Eden to Suburbia : Perspectives on the Natural World in Children's Literature John Stephens , 2006 single work criticism
— Appears in: Papers : Explorations into Children's Literature , December vol. 16 no. 2 2006; (p. 40-45)
Stephen's compares a number of children's texts, including Jeannie Baker's Window and Belonging, which focus on representations of the natural environment. Stephen's articulates three ideological perspectives which are the most common approaches to dealing with ecological issues in children's literature; the positioning of human subjectivity as outside of nature; the assumption that 'a represented landscape must include humans to perceive it and operate as a site of some kind of narrative'; and the representation of nature as 'endangered' and reliant upon human intervention and appropriate management (41). Stephens claims that overall, texts with an ecological message show a tendency to locate humans as both the cause of and solution to, ecological destruction, and texts which are seeking to actively engage with ecology issues are usually a variation of the second type (45). For Stephen's, Baker's Belonging is a 'quintessential' example of a novel which positions the perspective of humans outside of nature and as the source of value and meaning (45).
No Words Required for Green Message Christopher Bantick , 2004 single work column
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 14 August 2004; (p. 6)
Jeannie Baker uses intricate collages to portray her message of environmental conservation in her picture books for children.
The Sky Is Falling : Children as Environmental Subjects in Contemporary Picture Books Clare Bradford , 2003 single work criticism
— Appears in: Children's Literature and the Fin de Siécle 2003; (p. 111-120)

"The metanarratives that circulate in Western culture around environmental topics rarely have happy endings; many, indeed, are apocalyptic in their depictions of ecological outcomes. [In this chapter, Bradford considers] what happens when these two categories of metanarrative meet in contemporary picture books, which thematize environmental topics."

Untitled George Howard , 1991 single work review
— Appears in: Reading Time : The Journal of the Children's Book Council of Australia , vol. 35 no. 2 1991; (p. 13)

— Review of Window Jeannie Baker , 1991 single work picture book
[Review] Window Ellen Fader , 1991 single work review
— Appears in: Horn Book Magazine , May/June vol. 67 no. 3 1991; (p. 312-313)

— Review of Window Jeannie Baker , 1991 single work picture book
PreSchool & Primary Grades Fiction O.H. , 1991 single work review
— Appears in: School Library Journal : For Children's, Young Adult and School Librarians , March vol. 37 no. 3 1991; (p. 166)

— Review of Window Jeannie Baker , 1991 single work picture book
Untitled Mark Butler , 1991 single work review
— Appears in: Classroom , June vol. 11 no. 5 1991; (p. 10-11)

— Review of Window Jeannie Baker , 1991 single work picture book
Changing Scenes from a Window Laurie Copping , 1991 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 26 October 1991;

— Review of Nurse Lugton's Curtain Virginia Woolf , 1991 single work picture book ; Window Jeannie Baker , 1991 single work picture book
No Words Required for Green Message Christopher Bantick , 2004 single work column
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 14 August 2004; (p. 6)
Jeannie Baker uses intricate collages to portray her message of environmental conservation in her picture books for children.
Cover Book : Window by Jeannie Baker Kevin Steinberger , 1991 single work criticism
— Appears in: Magpies : Talking About Books for Children , May vol. 6 no. 2 1991; (p. 4)
Environmentally Friendly Australian Children's Fiction : The 1991 Crop John Foster , 1992 single work column
— Appears in: Magpies : Talking About Books for Children , July vol. 7 no. 3 1992; (p. 20-21)
From Eden to Suburbia : Perspectives on the Natural World in Children's Literature John Stephens , 2006 single work criticism
— Appears in: Papers : Explorations into Children's Literature , December vol. 16 no. 2 2006; (p. 40-45)
Stephen's compares a number of children's texts, including Jeannie Baker's Window and Belonging, which focus on representations of the natural environment. Stephen's articulates three ideological perspectives which are the most common approaches to dealing with ecological issues in children's literature; the positioning of human subjectivity as outside of nature; the assumption that 'a represented landscape must include humans to perceive it and operate as a site of some kind of narrative'; and the representation of nature as 'endangered' and reliant upon human intervention and appropriate management (41). Stephens claims that overall, texts with an ecological message show a tendency to locate humans as both the cause of and solution to, ecological destruction, and texts which are seeking to actively engage with ecology issues are usually a variation of the second type (45). For Stephen's, Baker's Belonging is a 'quintessential' example of a novel which positions the perspective of humans outside of nature and as the source of value and meaning (45).
Passion, Pedagogy and the Political : Looking Back, Looking Forward Lyn Wilkinson , 2011 single work criticism
— Appears in: English in Australia , vol. 46 no. 2 2011; (p. 27-35)
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