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Crossing the Divide: Dementia and Developing Understanding between Young and Old in Contemporary Children’s Literature.

Webb, Jean ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-6619-1802 (2019) Crossing the Divide: Dementia and Developing Understanding between Young and Old in Contemporary Children’s Literature. In: Intergenerational Solidarity in Children’s Literature and Film. Mississippi University Press, Mississippi. (In Press)

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Abstract

A discussion of the representation of intergenerational relationships between children and teenagers and their grandparents who are suffering from dementia. The chapter examines the ways in which writers for children demonstrate approaches to the problems and the development of understanding. Texts discussed are: 'The Granny Project' (1983) by Anne Fine; 'Billy Elliot' (2001) by Melvin Burgess and Lee Hall; 'Unbecoming' (2008) by Jenny Downham; David Walliams’ 'Grandpa’s Great Escape' (2015), and 'The Dementia Diaries' (2016) by Matthew Snyman and the Social Innovation Lab, Kent.

Item Type: Book Section
Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
P Language and Literature > PZ Childrens literature
Divisions: College of Arts, Humanities and Education > School of Humanities
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Depositing User: Jean Webb
Date Deposited: 27 Nov 2019 10:48
Last Modified: 27 Nov 2019 10:48
URI: https://eprints.worc.ac.uk/id/eprint/8934

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