The tunnel

Summary:

This book is about a brother and sister who have an adventure together. The brother always taunts his sister, saying she is frightened and a baby, but his sister soon proves her bravery.

Comment:

In this subversion of the Little Red Riding Hood story, the girl character who is continually taunted by her brother for being scared, emotional, and a baby, saves her brother through the emotion he has often maligned. The narrative undoes gender stereotypes and shows emotion and love as powerful rather than as a source of girlishness, vulnerability, or shame.

Edited by: Centre for Children’s Literature and Culture Studies (Ireland)

Author(s): Browne, Anthony

Illustrator(s): Browne, Anthony

Publisher: Walker Books

City: London

Year: 2008

Pages: 25

ISBN: 9781406313291

Age Range: 6 - 10

Language: EN

Original Language: EN

Keywords: Empowerment, Female characters, Identity, Rewriting

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