Book review of Åse Marie Ommundsen, ed. Looking out and looking in: national identity in picturebooks of the new millennium

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Reimers, Mavis (2014)
  • Publisher: Co-Action Publishing
  • Journal: BLFT - Nordic Journal of ChildLit Aesthetics (issn: 2000-7493, eissn: 2000-7493)
  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.3402/blft.v5.25170

The collection of essays under review here arose from an international The Child and the Book conference on Picturebooks of the New Millennium that took place at the University of Oslo in 2011. In introducing the volume, editor Åse Marie Ommundsen notes that 48 researchers from 22 different countries made presentations at that event. The 12 chapters of the present volume, comprising perspectives from 11 different countries, represent, then, only a small portion of what was undoubtedly a rich exchange of scholarly information and insights. One of the particular pleasures of such international exchanges in the study of young people's texts, in my experience, is being made aware of books and authors well known in their own regions and countries but relatively unknown outside of them. This is certainly among the pleasures of the volume Ommundsen has assembled.(Published: 11 July 2014)Citation: Nordic Journal of ChildLit Aesthetics, Vol. 5, 2014 -
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