Tag: Anthony Browne

  • The Tunnel by Anthony Browne Picture Book Analysis

    The Tunnel by Anthony Browne Picture Book Analysis

    The Tunnel is a picture book written and illustrated by British author/illustrator Anthony Browne. The Tunnel was first published in 1989. SETTING OF THE TUNNEL In the 1980s it was far more common for kids to be sent out of the house because their mothers were sick of them (and it was almost always the mothers doing the caregiving). “Get…

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  • Voices In The Park by Anthony Browne Analysis

    Voices In The Park by Anthony Browne Analysis

    Have you ever wanted to go back and redo old work? A Walk In The Park is one of Anthony Browne’s earliest picture books — his second published after Through The Magic Mirror. Twenty years later (in 1998), Browne decided to redo this book in Postmodern style. Now it is called Voices In The Park.

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  • Zoo by Anthony Browne (1992) Analysis

    Zoo by Anthony Browne (1992) Analysis

    Zoo is a postmodern picture book written and illustrated by Anthony Browne, first published in 1992.

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  • The History of Hansel and Gretel

    The History of Hansel and Gretel

    Hansel and Gretel is one of the best-known fairytales. Almost everybody knows the basic story but, more than that, this tale is the ur-story for many seemingly unrelated modern ones. For example, whenever a character meets a character in a ‘forest’ (whether the forest is symbolic or not), the audience is put in mind of wicked cannibalistic witches.

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  • Intertextuality of Into The Forest by Anthony Browne

    Intertextuality of Into The Forest by Anthony Browne

    Into The Forest by Anthony Browne is story book, part ‘toy book’. Young readers learn to look at pictures and search for intertextuality, as each illustration links to a well-known fairy tale. This makes the book popular for classroom use, along with the Shrek films and modern stories with fairy tales as ur-texts.

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  • Gorilla by Anthony Browne Picture Book Analysis

    Gorilla by Anthony Browne Picture Book Analysis

    Gorilla is the book that made Anthony Browne’s name as a creator of postmodern picture books. It was awarded the Kurt Maschler Award (1982-1999), which specifically rewarded British picture books demonstrating excellent integration between words and pictures. WHAT HAPPENS IN GORILLA? A girl called Hannah — about 6 or 7 years old — feels that her father doesn’t spend any…

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  • Postmodernism In Literature

    Postmodernism In Literature

    Before taking a look at postmodern picture books, let’s take a look at how the postmodern short story has been described. THE POSTMODERN SHORT STORY The postmodern short story came in the middle of the 20th century. Stories became ‘anti-stories’. Postmodernism is “art’s way of replenishing itself by way of returning to the past in general, and to itself in particular”.…

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