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y separately published work icon In the City : Our Scrapbook of Souvenirs single work   picture book   children's  
Is part of Holidays Roland Harvey , 2004 series - author picture book (number 3 in series)
Issue Details: First known date: 2007... 2007 In the City : Our Scrapbook of Souvenirs
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'The city is full of surprises!

';We explored the underground sewers during a downpour, climbed inside the giantest scientist, smelt something stinky at the market and snuck up on the biggest barracuda in the aquarium . . .

'We had the BEST time in the city and you will too!

'A brilliant companion to At the Beach and In the Bush.' (Publisher's blurb)

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y separately published work icon Playing With Picturebooks : Postmodernism and the Postmodernesque Cherie Allan , Kelvin Grove : 2010 Z1761205 2010 single work thesis

The thesis traces the influence of postmodernism on picturebooks. Through a review of current scholarship on both postmodernism and postmodern literature it examines the multiple ways in which picturebooks have responded to the influence of postmodernism. The thesis is predominantly located in the field of Cultural and Literary Studies, which informs the ways in which children's literature is positioned within contemporary culture and how it responds to the influences which shape its production and reception. Cultural and Literary Studies also offers a useful theoretical frame for analysing issues of textuality, ideology, and originality, as well as social and political comment in the focus texts.

The thesis makes a significant contribution to the development of an understanding of the place of the postmodern picturebook within the cultural context of postmodernism. It adds to the field of children's literature research through an awareness of the (continuing) evolution of the postmodern picturebook particularly as the current scholarship on the postmodernism picturebook does not engage with the changing form and significance of the postmodern picturebook to the same extent as this thesis.

The study is significant from a methodological perspective as it draws on a wide range of theoretical perspectives across literary studies, visual semiotics, philosophy, cultural studies, and history to develop a tripartite methodological framework that utilises the methods of postclassical narratology, semiotics, and metafictive strategies to carry out the textual analysis of the focus texts.

Children's texts have a tradition of being both resistant and compliant. Its resistance has made a space for the development of the postmodern picturebook; its compliance is evident in its tendency to take a route around a truly radical or iconoclastic position. The thesis posits that children's postmodern picturebooks adopt what suits their form and purposes by drawing from and reflecting on some influences of postmodernism while disregarding those that seem irrelevant to its direction. Furthermore, the thesis identifies a shift in the focus of a number of postmodern picturebooks produced since the turn of the twenty-first century. This trend has seen a shift from texts which interrogate discourses of liberal humanism to those that engage with aspects of postmodernity. These texts, postmodernesque picturebooks, offer contradictory perspectives on aspects of society emanating from the rise in global trends mentioned above.

Roland Harvey - The Master of the Detail Anne Petersen , 2009 single work interview
— Appears in: The Dromkeen Society Bulletin , July vol. 15 no. 2 2009; (p. 1-3)
Untitled Chloe Mauger , 2008 single work review
— Appears in: Reading Time : The Journal of the Children's Book Council of Australia , February vol. 52 no. 1 2008; (p. 14)

— Review of In the City : Our Scrapbook of Souvenirs Roland Harvey , 2007 single work picture book
Waltzing As One Stephanie Owen Reeder , 2008 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , April no. 300 2008; (p. 60-61)

— Review of The Peasant Prince Cunxin Li , 2007 single work picture book ; Wandihnu and the Old Dugong Elizabeth Wymarra , Wandihnu Wymarra , 2007 single work picture book ; You and Me : Our Place Leonie Robin Norrington , 2007 single work picture book ; In the City : Our Scrapbook of Souvenirs Roland Harvey , 2007 single work picture book ; Sydney of the Antarctic Coral Tulloch , 2007 single work picture book ; Minnie Pearl : And the Undersea Bazaar Natalie Jane Prior , 2007 single work picture book ; Natemba Annette Lodge , 2007 single work picture book ; Guess Who? Susan Hall , 2007 single work picture book ; Five Little Owls Mark Carthew , 2007 single work picture book
Fun Focus for Budding Imaginations Stephanie Owen Reeder , 2008 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 12 January 2008; (p. 18)

— Review of Ruby Roars Margaret Wild , 2007 single work picture book ; How Absurd! Rebecca Wheeler , 2007 single work picture book ; What Bumosaur is That? Andy Griffiths , 2007 single work children's fiction ; In the City : Our Scrapbook of Souvenirs Roland Harvey , 2007 single work picture book ; World of Monsters Marc McBride , 2007 single work children's fiction
Untitled Hilary Adams , 2007 single work review
— Appears in: Bookseller + Publisher Magazine , October vol. 87 no. 4 2007; (p. 49)

— Review of In the City : Our Scrapbook of Souvenirs Roland Harvey , 2007 single work picture book
[Untitled] H. M. Saxby , 2007 single work review
— Appears in: Magpies : Talking About Books for Children , November vol. 22 no. 5 2007; (p. 30)

— Review of In the City : Our Scrapbook of Souvenirs Roland Harvey , 2007 single work picture book
Fun Focus for Budding Imaginations Stephanie Owen Reeder , 2008 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 12 January 2008; (p. 18)

— Review of Ruby Roars Margaret Wild , 2007 single work picture book ; How Absurd! Rebecca Wheeler , 2007 single work picture book ; What Bumosaur is That? Andy Griffiths , 2007 single work children's fiction ; In the City : Our Scrapbook of Souvenirs Roland Harvey , 2007 single work picture book ; World of Monsters Marc McBride , 2007 single work children's fiction
Waltzing As One Stephanie Owen Reeder , 2008 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , April no. 300 2008; (p. 60-61)

— Review of The Peasant Prince Cunxin Li , 2007 single work picture book ; Wandihnu and the Old Dugong Elizabeth Wymarra , Wandihnu Wymarra , 2007 single work picture book ; You and Me : Our Place Leonie Robin Norrington , 2007 single work picture book ; In the City : Our Scrapbook of Souvenirs Roland Harvey , 2007 single work picture book ; Sydney of the Antarctic Coral Tulloch , 2007 single work picture book ; Minnie Pearl : And the Undersea Bazaar Natalie Jane Prior , 2007 single work picture book ; Natemba Annette Lodge , 2007 single work picture book ; Guess Who? Susan Hall , 2007 single work picture book ; Five Little Owls Mark Carthew , 2007 single work picture book
Untitled Chloe Mauger , 2008 single work review
— Appears in: Reading Time : The Journal of the Children's Book Council of Australia , February vol. 52 no. 1 2008; (p. 14)

— Review of In the City : Our Scrapbook of Souvenirs Roland Harvey , 2007 single work picture book
Roland Harvey - The Master of the Detail Anne Petersen , 2009 single work interview
— Appears in: The Dromkeen Society Bulletin , July vol. 15 no. 2 2009; (p. 1-3)
y separately published work icon Playing With Picturebooks : Postmodernism and the Postmodernesque Cherie Allan , Kelvin Grove : 2010 Z1761205 2010 single work thesis

The thesis traces the influence of postmodernism on picturebooks. Through a review of current scholarship on both postmodernism and postmodern literature it examines the multiple ways in which picturebooks have responded to the influence of postmodernism. The thesis is predominantly located in the field of Cultural and Literary Studies, which informs the ways in which children's literature is positioned within contemporary culture and how it responds to the influences which shape its production and reception. Cultural and Literary Studies also offers a useful theoretical frame for analysing issues of textuality, ideology, and originality, as well as social and political comment in the focus texts.

The thesis makes a significant contribution to the development of an understanding of the place of the postmodern picturebook within the cultural context of postmodernism. It adds to the field of children's literature research through an awareness of the (continuing) evolution of the postmodern picturebook particularly as the current scholarship on the postmodernism picturebook does not engage with the changing form and significance of the postmodern picturebook to the same extent as this thesis.

The study is significant from a methodological perspective as it draws on a wide range of theoretical perspectives across literary studies, visual semiotics, philosophy, cultural studies, and history to develop a tripartite methodological framework that utilises the methods of postclassical narratology, semiotics, and metafictive strategies to carry out the textual analysis of the focus texts.

Children's texts have a tradition of being both resistant and compliant. Its resistance has made a space for the development of the postmodern picturebook; its compliance is evident in its tendency to take a route around a truly radical or iconoclastic position. The thesis posits that children's postmodern picturebooks adopt what suits their form and purposes by drawing from and reflecting on some influences of postmodernism while disregarding those that seem irrelevant to its direction. Furthermore, the thesis identifies a shift in the focus of a number of postmodern picturebooks produced since the turn of the twenty-first century. This trend has seen a shift from texts which interrogate discourses of liberal humanism to those that engage with aspects of postmodernity. These texts, postmodernesque picturebooks, offer contradictory perspectives on aspects of society emanating from the rise in global trends mentioned above.

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