To create a "new" image for women in children's literature has long been one of the targets for writers who devoted themselves to writing for children. In this paper, by exploring the ideology hidden in the texts, I look at three children's texts, English picture books Piggybook and Princess Smartypants, and one Taiwanese young adult fiction, Hua Mulan, and see if the "new" images of women in these texts overturned the stereotype of women and provided with a model of gender for children.
|Number of pages||7|
|Journal||Forum in Women's and Gender Studies|
|Publication status||Published - 2008|
- children's literature
- gender issue
- Princess Smartypants
- Hua Mulan