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Reflections on Playing and Puzzling with Alice and Tom

Webb, Jean ORCID: (2020) Reflections on Playing and Puzzling with Alice and Tom. In: Rulers of Literary Playgrounds: Politics of Intergenerational Play in Children's Literature. Routledge (Taylor & Francis), New York, pp. 223-234. ISBN 9781003048985 (ebook)

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This chapter is a consideration of the significance of play and puzzlement in reading as a child and also how such reading history has an effect on thinking in adult life. This is a reflection on the development of processes of thinking through the interaction between text and play combined with the added effect of intergenerational social interaction considering the ways in which thinking and attitudes are developed beyond the formalities of education. The argument is developed through discussion of Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland (1865) and Charles Kingsley’s The Water-Babies (1863).

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Discrete Keywords: play, puzzlement, child, reading history, thinking, adult life, Lewis Carroll, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, Charles Kingsley, The Water-Babies
Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General)
P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General) > PN0080 Criticism
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: 25 Nov 2020 11:46
Last Modified: 07 Dec 2020 17:14

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