Pedagogy and Other Unfortunate Events: Cheerful Nihilism in Popular Children’s Books

@article{DoRozario2007PedagogyAO,
  title={Pedagogy and Other Unfortunate Events: Cheerful Nihilism in Popular Children’s Books},
  author={Rebecca-Anne C. Do Rozario},
  journal={Papers: Explorations into Children's Literature},
  year={2007}
}
Teaching the difference between right and wrong has long been a pedagogical function ascribed to and demonstrated in children's books. Childhood itself is dominated by educational institutions, practices and theories; even the process of ageing is regulated by a child's schooling. Children's authors, perhaps as a consequence, often focus attention upon school, situating an articulation and dissemination of values within the educational sphere. Children's authors, however, sometimes reject…