Postmodern Picture Books, the Postmodernesque, and Queer Failure

  • Lian Beveridge
Keywords: postmodernism, postmodernesque, queer, failure


Review of:

Allan, Cherie. Playing with Picturebooks: Postmodernism and the Postmodernesque. Basingstoke: Palgrave, 2012.

Bossio, Paula. The Line. Toronto: Kids Can, 2013.

Clanton, Ben. Vote for Me! Toronto: Kids Can, 2012.

Fagan, Cary. I Wish I Could Draw. Toronto: Groundwood, 2014.

Maclear, Kyo. Virginia Wolf. Illus. Isabelle Arsenault. Toronto: Kids Can, 2012.

Rogers, Stan. Northwest Passage. As seen by Matt James. Toronto: Groundwood, 2013.

Watt, Mélanie. Chester’s Back! Toronto: Kids Can, 2013.

Young, Cybele. Ten Birds. Toronto: Kids Can, 2011.


DOI: 10.1353/jeu.2015.0004

Author Biography

Lian Beveridge

Lian Beveridge is an independent scholar based in Melbourne, Australia. Her primary research interests are children’s literature (especially picture books) and queer theory. She volunteers in open access education programs that offer free university-level classes for refugees and for low-income and homeless adults.

How to Cite
Beveridge, L. (2015). Postmodern Picture Books, the Postmodernesque, and Queer Failure. Jeunesse: Young People, Texts, Cultures, 7(1). Retrieved from
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