The Looking Glass : New Perspectives on Children's Literature, Vol 7, No 1 (2003)

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Minding the Gaps in Black and White

Kristin Cashore


David Macaulay's Black and White is composed of four different stories, each of which requires data from the other three in order to be understood; it actively encourages gap-filling. However, as I will demonstrate, Black and White is Macaulay's practical joke on the reader.

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The Looking Glass: new perspectives on children's literature

ISBN 1551-5680