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Déja lu

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October 2007, no. 295

Stories, Pictures and Reality: Two children tell by Virginia Lowe

Routledge, $75 pb, 188 pp

Déja lu

by
October 2007, no. 295

Virginia Lowe has carved an academic career in the area of ‘childist criticism’ based on the responses of very young children (particularly her own) to books. Shortly after their daughter, Rebecca, was born in 1971, the Lowes began to read to her. Virginia recorded the process in a daily journal. Three years later, when their son, Ralph, was born, she recorded his reactions as well, and continued the journal in detail for about eight years. It comprises some 6,000 pages covering almost 2,000 books and the children’s engagement with them, and it formed the basis of her PhD thesis, of which Stories, Pictures and Reality: Two Children Tell, is a reworking.

Ruth Starke reviews 'Stories, Pictures and Reality: Two children tell' by Virginia Lowe

Stories, Pictures and Reality: Two children tell

by Virginia Lowe

Routledge, $75 pb, 188 pp

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