Beatrix Potter's Peter Rabbit: A Children's Classic at 100

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Margaret Mackey
Scarecrow Press, 2002 - Juvenile Fiction - 200 pages
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Thirteen essays explore the timeless appeal of Peter's antics, and the impact of this extraordinary book on children worldwide. Contributors, each a respected scholar in the field of children's literature, examine details of Potter's life, her history as an artist, her accomplishments as a naturalist, and the contextual factors affecting her writing and illustrations. Others investigate the timelessness of this story, exploring its psychological and sociological truths and comparing Peter Rabbit to present day literature.
 

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Contents

Contemporary Urban Children Respond to Peter Rabbit Making a Text Culturally Relevant
3
An Unusual Hero Perspective and Point of View in The Tale of Peter Rabbit
19
PreText
31
The Story of The Tale of Peter Rabbit
33
Beatrix Potters Art
43
Beatrix Potter and John Everett Millais Reproductive Technologies and Coolhunting
53
ConText
77
You Should Not Loiter Longer Beatrix Potter Christina Rossetti and Progressive Intertextual Revision
79
In Search of His Fathers Garden
117
A Jungian Perspective on the Enduring Appeal of Peter Rabbit
131
Why Children Come Back The Tale of Peter Rabbit and Where the Wild Things Are
145
PostText
159
Humans Are So Rabbit
161
The Mediation and Multiplication of Peter Rabbit
173
Peter Rabbit in Japan and My Approach to Beatrix Potters World
189
About the Contributors
197

Radical Qualities of The Tale of Peter Rabbit
99

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About the author (2002)

Margaret Mackey is Assistant Professor at the School of Library and Information Studies, and Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Department of Secondary Education, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada.