Jean Webb

Jean Webb is Professor of International Children’s Literature at the University of Worcester. She has published widely on children’s literature, including ‘Reading as protection and enlightenment in Marcus Zusak’s The Book Thief.’ Evelyn Arizpe & Vivienne Smith (ed) Children as Readers in Children’s Literature , Routledge, 2015.‘Considering Sickness and Health in Literature for Children and Young Adults: A Case Study of Health and Disability in the work of F.H. Burnett.’ In Iris Schäfer (ed) Sick – Narrating Disease and Deviance in Media for Children and Young Adults Frankfurt/Main Peter Lang 2016. ‘Sickness and Literature for Children.’ In Maria Nikolajeva and Clementine Beauvais (ed.) The Edinburgh Companion to Children’s Literature, Edinburgh University Press 2017.

Interviews with Jean Webb

Children’s Books About Relationships, recommended by Jean Webb

Children’s literature research is one of the most dynamic fields of literary criticism today, says Jean Webb, professor of international children’s literature at the University of Worcester. She picks five books from around the world that shed light on ‘childhood and relationships.’

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