Recent Books about Relationships between Humans and Animals

  • Sumiko Shirai
Keywords: animals


Review of:

Crosby, Jeff, and Shelley Ann Jackson. Little Lions, Bull Baiters & Hunting Hounds: A History of Dog Breeds. Toronto: Tundra, 2008.

Fergus, Maureen. Ortega. Toronto: Kids Can, 2010.

Jordan, Rosa. Wild Spirits: A Novel. Toronto: Dundurn, 2010.

Loxton, Daniel. Evolution: How We and All Living Things Came to Be. Toronto: Kids Can, 2010.

Natalini, Sandro. What Came First? Toronto: Tundra, 2009.

Oppel, Kenneth. Half Brother. Toronto: HarperCollins, 2010.

Tyson, Ian. La Primera: The Story of Wild Mustangs. Illus. Adeline Halvorson. Toronto: Tundra, 2009.

Young, Beryl. Follow the Elephant. Vancouver: Ronsdale, 2010.


DOI: 10.1353/jeu.2011.0009

Author Biography

Sumiko Shirai

Sumiko Shirai is a professor in the Department of Children’s Literature and Culture at Shirayuri College in Tokyo. Her research and teaching focus on Canadian children’s literature, girls’ stories, animal stories, and multiculturalism. She is the author of A Critical Biography of Eleanor Farjeon, co-author of Contemporary English Children’s Fiction, and co-editor of Anne of Green Gables: Collection of Essays, all published in Japanese. She stayed at the University of Winnipeg in 2010 as a researcher and is presently writing a book about Canadian children’s literature and society.

How to Cite
Shirai, S. (2011). Recent Books about Relationships between Humans and Animals. Jeunesse: Young People, Texts, Cultures, 3(1). Retrieved from
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