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Toy Stories: The Toy as Hero in Literature, Comics and Film

edited by Tanya Jones
Format
Book
Published
Jefferson, North Carolina : McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers, [2017]
Language
English
ISBN
9781476665177 (softcover : alk. paper)
Summary
"In this collection of new essays, scholars from a range of disciplines examine fictional toys as protectors of the children they love, as heroes of their own stories, and as champions for the greater good in the writings of A.A. Milne, Hans Christian Andersen, William Joyce, John Lasseter and many others"--
Contents
  • Bears, boogeymen and bedtime: something like an introduction / Tanya Jones
  • The stuff of legend: the graphic novel's re-imagination of children's literature / Rebecca Gorman O'Neill
  • "The steadfast tin soldier" as romantic hero and tragic lover / Kirsten Møllegaard
  • The problem of possession: objects and maturation in The Indian in the cupboard / Rachel L. Carazo
  • They don't make 'em like that anymore: dolls vs. modernity / Craig Ian Mann
  • "You are not a live thing. you're a dummy": the rights and hierarchy of the hero-creations of Oz / Dina Schiff Massachi
  • Falterity: the toy as otherwise than hero / Nathan Tebokkel
  • "You made the journey, the long journey!" performances of race, nation and toyhood in Paddle-to-the-sea / Thaddeus Andracki
  • "Even if you can't see something, it doesn't mean it isn't there": toys as heroic agents of creativity and cultural criticism in Small soldiers / Michael Brodski
  • The lonely doll series: fantasy and fear / Mary Bronstein
  • "Real isn't how you are made": heroism and the power of a child's love / Kristine Larsen
  • Goodbye, get lost, come back! parting ways with special toys / Valerie H. Pennanen.
Description
188 pages ; 23 cm
Notes
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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