McDowell’s and Aalto’s respective books, published by the same press within two years of each other, are impressive studies of the relationship between literature and landscapes, both emotional and physical, in Potter’s Peter Rabbit and Milne’s Pooh Bear.
Mike Cadden is a professor of English and the director of childhood studies at Missouri Western State University where he teaches courses in children’s and young adult literature. His books include Ursula K. Le Guin Beyond Genre: Fiction for Children and Adults and Telling Children’s Stories: Narrative Theory and Children’s Literature.
Posts by Mike Cadden
The story of Delyte Morris and the Southern Illinois University he created is what Robert A. Harper calls “a story of unlikely success and a tragic end.” It does read like an American tragedy, somehow, based in a rustic start, ambition, ingenuity, and the fallibility of good intentions.