y Mr Nick's Knitting single work   picture book   children's  
Alternative title: Mister Nick's Knitting
Issue Details: First known date: 1988... 1988 Mr Nick's Knitting
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When his knitting companion, Mrs. Jolley, who rides with him every day on the train into the city, becomes ill, Mr. Nick finds a way to cheer her up.

Notes

  • Also available as a sound recording.

Affiliation Notes

  • This work is affiliated with the AustLit subset Asian-Australian Children's Literature and Publishing because it has Korean and Chinese translations.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

Alternative title: Ai zhi maoxian de ni ke xiansheng
Language: Chinese
    • Taipei,
      c
      Taiwan,
      c
      East Asia, South and East Asia, Asia,
      :
      Hsinex ,
      1998 .
      Extent: 1 v. (unpaged)p.
      ISBN: 9789577621924, 9577621929

Works about this Work

Ideological Drift in Children's Picture Books Beverley Pennell , 1996 single work criticism
— Appears in: Papers : Explorations into Children's Literature , August vol. 6 no. 2 1996; (p. 5-13)
Pennell discusses the ideological assumptions regarding reality in four children's picture books, The Widow's Broom by American writer, Chris Van Allsburg (1993), Beware, Beware by British author, Angela Barrett (1993) and two Australian texts, Drac and the Gremlin (Jane Tanner and Allan Baillie, 1988) and Mr Nick's Knitting, (Dee Huxley and Margaret Wild, 1988). Pennell examines the interdependent relationship between text and illustrations arguing that the collaboration between author and illustrator produces 'ideological tensions between the visual and verbal text' (5). Pennel claims that all four picture books may be seen as 'progressive' in their overt attempts to address sexism and reconsider 'the issue of gender roles and male /female relationships' however she argues that it is only in Beware, Beware that the reader will find a progressive feminist ideology. In relation to the other texts, the ideological underpinnings of the narratives reflect 'unconscious cultural assumptions' which function implicitly to reinscribe a patriarchal world view' (5). Pennell refers to this as the ideological 'drift' and argues that there needs to be 'consistency of the levels of signification in the verbal and visual texts' to ensure that this 'drift' does not occur in works which aim to demonstrate progressive social attitudes (12).
Untitled Moya Costello , 1989 single work review
— Appears in: Magpies : Talking About Books for Children , May vol. 4 no. 2 1989; (p. 25)

— Review of Mr Nick's Knitting Margaret Wild 1988 single work picture book
Travelling by Illustration Dee Huxley , 1989 single work column
— Appears in: Reading Time : The Journal of the Children's Book Council of Australia , vol. 33 no. 3 1989; (p. 11-12)
The Children's Book Council of Australia Awards 1989 1989 single work criticism
— Appears in: Reading Time : The Journal of the Children's Book Council of Australia , vol. 33 no. 3 1989; (p. 3-8)
The judges' report for the 1989 Australian Children's Book Council Book of the Year Awards.
Untitled Beatrice Fincher , 1989 single work review
— Appears in: Reading Time : The Journal of the Children's Book Council of Australia , vol. 33 no. 3 1989; (p. 16)

— Review of Mr Nick's Knitting Margaret Wild 1988 single work picture book
Untitled Moya Costello , 1989 single work review
— Appears in: Magpies : Talking About Books for Children , May vol. 4 no. 2 1989; (p. 25)

— Review of Mr Nick's Knitting Margaret Wild 1988 single work picture book
Angsting Emus and Punk Zebras Helen Markstein , 1989 single work review
— Appears in: Editions , August no. 1 1989; (p. 8-9)

— Review of The Eleventh Hour : A Curious Mystery Graeme Base 1988 single work picture book ; Mr Nick's Knitting Margaret Wild 1988 single work picture book ; Drac and the Gremlin Allan Baillie 1988 single work picture book ; Megan's Star Allan Baillie 1988 single work novel
Untitled Robina Weir , 1989 single work review
— Appears in: Lines , June vol. 5 no. 3 1989; (p. 32)

— Review of Mr Nick's Knitting Margaret Wild 1988 single work picture book
Untitled 1989 single work review
— Appears in: Scan , May vol. 8 no. 4 1989;

— Review of Mr Nick's Knitting Margaret Wild 1988 single work picture book
Untitled Ilene Cooper , 1989 single work review
— Appears in: Booklist , 1 October vol. 86 no. 3 1989;

— Review of Mr Nick's Knitting Margaret Wild 1988 single work picture book
Ideological Drift in Children's Picture Books Beverley Pennell , 1996 single work criticism
— Appears in: Papers : Explorations into Children's Literature , August vol. 6 no. 2 1996; (p. 5-13)
Pennell discusses the ideological assumptions regarding reality in four children's picture books, The Widow's Broom by American writer, Chris Van Allsburg (1993), Beware, Beware by British author, Angela Barrett (1993) and two Australian texts, Drac and the Gremlin (Jane Tanner and Allan Baillie, 1988) and Mr Nick's Knitting, (Dee Huxley and Margaret Wild, 1988). Pennell examines the interdependent relationship between text and illustrations arguing that the collaboration between author and illustrator produces 'ideological tensions between the visual and verbal text' (5). Pennel claims that all four picture books may be seen as 'progressive' in their overt attempts to address sexism and reconsider 'the issue of gender roles and male /female relationships' however she argues that it is only in Beware, Beware that the reader will find a progressive feminist ideology. In relation to the other texts, the ideological underpinnings of the narratives reflect 'unconscious cultural assumptions' which function implicitly to reinscribe a patriarchal world view' (5). Pennell refers to this as the ideological 'drift' and argues that there needs to be 'consistency of the levels of signification in the verbal and visual texts' to ensure that this 'drift' does not occur in works which aim to demonstrate progressive social attitudes (12).
The Children's Book Council of Australia Awards 1989 1989 single work criticism
— Appears in: Reading Time : The Journal of the Children's Book Council of Australia , vol. 33 no. 3 1989; (p. 3-8)
The judges' report for the 1989 Australian Children's Book Council Book of the Year Awards.
Travelling by Illustration Dee Huxley , 1989 single work column
— Appears in: Reading Time : The Journal of the Children's Book Council of Australia , vol. 33 no. 3 1989; (p. 11-12)
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