Five Children's Texts and a Critique of Canadian Identity

  • Heather Snell
Keywords: Canadian identity


Review of:

Fitch, Sheree. If I Had a Million Onions. Illus. Yayo. Vancouver: Tradewind, 2005.

Galway, Elizabeth A. From Nursery Rhymes to Nationhood: Children’s Literature and the Construction of Canadian Identity. New York: Routledge, 2008.

Klunder, Barbara Wyn. Other Goose: Recycled Rhymes for Our Fragile Times. Toronto: Groundwood, 2007.

McCartney, Sharon. The Love Song of Laura Ingalls Wilder. Gibsons: Nightwood, 2007.

Morse, Joe, illus. Casey at the Bat. By Ernest L. Thayer. Toronto: Kids Can, 2006.

Stone, Tiffany. Floyd the Flamingo and His Flock of Friends. Illus. Kathryn Shoemaker. Vancouver: Tradewind, 2004.


DOI: 10.1353/jeu.0.0006

Author Biography

Heather Snell

Heather Snell is Assistant Professor in the Department of English at The University of Winnipeg, Canada, where she teaches cultural studies, postcolonial studies, and children’s literatures and cultures. Her research interests include postcolonial children’s literature and diasporic writing in Canada and the United States. She has published in the journals Ilha do Desterro, Open Letter, Postcolonial Text, and Journal of the Fantastic in the Arts. She is currently writing a book on postcolonial representations of urban space. In particular, she is interested in how adolescence serves as a pivotal focal point for writers exploring the unique parameters of urbanism in postcolonial contexts.

How to Cite
Snell, H. (2010). Five Children’s Texts and a Critique of Canadian Identity. Jeunesse: Young People, Texts, Cultures, 2(1). Retrieved from
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