The Looking Glass : New Perspectives on Children's Literature

The Looking Glass: New Perspectives on Children's Books is an electronic journal about children's literature. The site was launched April 2, 1997 -- International Children's Book Day. As our name suggests, we combine an interest in the traditional with an eye to the modern. Our readers and contributors are academics, librarians, teachers, parents and anyone else fascinated by the world of children's literature. This journal is published by a small group of volunteers. Our expertise includes writing, editing, teaching, publishing, librarianship -- all the various aspects of children's books and literature. In the beginning, our parent organization was the Toronto Centre for the Study of Children's Literature (TCSCL), then housed at the Faculty of Information Studies, University of Toronto, now at York University. From 1 July 1998, however, The Looking Glass was independent of any institutional support. In July 2007 La Trobe University in Australia began providing hosting and technical support, utilising the OJS open access journal system.

Announcements

 

Where is the old Looking Glass?

 
We are gradually converting the back issues of The Looking Glass to the online journal format - we are now back to 1999. If you would like access to particular articles published from 1997 to 1998, please contact us.  
Posted: 2013-02-13 More...
 

Submissions to The Looking Glass

 
The Looking Glass welcomes submissions from authors, academics, librarians, parents, indeed anyone interested in the critical analysis of children's and young adult literature.

Several options are in place: you can submit your article online through the Submissions section under the "About" link in the top menu, or you can simply send them by email to editor@the-looking-glass.net
 
Posted: 2012-09-17 More...
 
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Vol 18, No 2 (2015)


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Lucy Maud Montgomery in a photograph believed to have been taken at the time she arrived in Halifax to work at the Echo.
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