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Is part of Jake and Pete Series Gillian Rubinstein , 1995- series - author children's fiction
Issue Details: First known date: 1997... 1997 Jake and Pete and the Stray Dogs
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Untitled Margot Nelmes , 1998 single work review
— Appears in: Reading Time : The Journal of the Children's Book Council of Australia , vol. 42 no. 1 1998; (p. 23)

— Review of Jake and Pete and the Stray Dogs Gillian Rubinstein , 1997 single work children's fiction
Separation Anxiety in Three of Gillian Rubinstein's Collaborative Picture Story Books Alice Mills , 1997 single work criticism
— Appears in: Papers : Explorations into Children's Literature , December vol. 7 no. 3 1997; (p. 5-9)

Mills examines three of Rubinstein's children's books, Keep Me Company (1992), Jake and Pete (1995), and Jake and Pete and the Stray Dogs (1997), in the light of psychiatrist John Bowlby's writing on Attachment Theory and Separation Anxiety, arguing that despite offering a helpful context for reading the texts, 'aspects of the picture story books[s] remain outside his theoretical framework (7). Bowlby is notably silent regarding Freud's Oedipus complex, nor does he 'theorize the body' in any detail and Mills looks at the texts in relation to the gaps between the the two approaches (7). She extends the reading beyond the Bowlbian paradigm for mother-child separation anxiety revealing a much darker message regarding anxiety, loss and death, in the texts, stating that, 'In so far as the books explore a child's separation anxiety by way of animals' troubles, the happy endings are a fragile fiction' (9).

Untitled Ricki Blackhall , 1997 single work review
— Appears in: Magpies : Talking About Books for Children , September vol. 12 no. 4 1997; (p. 29)

— Review of Jake and Pete and the Stray Dogs Gillian Rubinstein , 1997 single work children's fiction
Small Treasures Cathryn Crowe , 1997 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 2 August 1997; (p. 8)

— Review of Jake and Pete and the Stray Dogs Gillian Rubinstein , 1997 single work children's fiction ; Paradise Palace Wendy Orr , 1997 single work children's fiction
Untitled Margot Nelmes , 1998 single work review
— Appears in: Reading Time : The Journal of the Children's Book Council of Australia , vol. 42 no. 1 1998; (p. 23)

— Review of Jake and Pete and the Stray Dogs Gillian Rubinstein , 1997 single work children's fiction
Small Treasures Cathryn Crowe , 1997 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 2 August 1997; (p. 8)

— Review of Jake and Pete and the Stray Dogs Gillian Rubinstein , 1997 single work children's fiction ; Paradise Palace Wendy Orr , 1997 single work children's fiction
Untitled Ricki Blackhall , 1997 single work review
— Appears in: Magpies : Talking About Books for Children , September vol. 12 no. 4 1997; (p. 29)

— Review of Jake and Pete and the Stray Dogs Gillian Rubinstein , 1997 single work children's fiction
Separation Anxiety in Three of Gillian Rubinstein's Collaborative Picture Story Books Alice Mills , 1997 single work criticism
— Appears in: Papers : Explorations into Children's Literature , December vol. 7 no. 3 1997; (p. 5-9)

Mills examines three of Rubinstein's children's books, Keep Me Company (1992), Jake and Pete (1995), and Jake and Pete and the Stray Dogs (1997), in the light of psychiatrist John Bowlby's writing on Attachment Theory and Separation Anxiety, arguing that despite offering a helpful context for reading the texts, 'aspects of the picture story books[s] remain outside his theoretical framework (7). Bowlby is notably silent regarding Freud's Oedipus complex, nor does he 'theorize the body' in any detail and Mills looks at the texts in relation to the gaps between the the two approaches (7). She extends the reading beyond the Bowlbian paradigm for mother-child separation anxiety revealing a much darker message regarding anxiety, loss and death, in the texts, stating that, 'In so far as the books explore a child's separation anxiety by way of animals' troubles, the happy endings are a fragile fiction' (9).

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