Review of The Complete Journals of L.M. Montgomery: The PEI Years, 1901–1911, edited by Mary Henley Rubio and Elizabeth Hillman Waterston (Oxford University Press, 2013). Women’s Writing 22, no. 4 (2015): 525–27. https://doi.org/10.1080/09699082.2014.972056.
Review of Branded by the Pink Triangle, by Ken Setterington (Second Story Press, 2013). Quill and Quire, May 2013, 32.
Review of Escape to Gold Mountain: A Graphic History of the Chinese in North America, by David H.T. Wong (Arsenal Pulp Press, 2012). Quill and Quire, January–February 2013, 35–36.
“Lucy Maud of Macneill Farm.” Review of The Complete Journals of L.M. Montgomery: The PEI Years, 1889–1900, edited by Mary Henley Rubio and Elizabeth Hillman Waterston (Oxford University Press, 2012). The Globe and Mail, 21 July 2012, R16.
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“Nancy Drew and Friends: Girl Detectives.” Review of Nancy Drew and Her Sister Sleuths: Essays on the Fiction of Girl Detectives, edited by Michael G. Cornelius and Melanie E. Gregg (McFarland and Company, 2008). Children’s Literature 38 (2010): 267–69.
“There’s No Place Like Home.” Review of Home Words: Discourses of Children’s Literature in Canada, edited by Mavis Reimer (Wilfrid Laurier University Press, 2008). Canadian Literature 200 (Spring 2009): 184–85.
“Wilder and Lane Revisited.” Review of Little House, Long Shadow: Laura Ingalls Wilder’s Impact on American Culture, by Anita Clair Fellman (University of Missouri Press, 2008); Laura Ingalls Wilder and Rose Wilder Lane: Authorship, Place, Time, and Culture, by John E. Miller (University of Missouri Press, 2008). Children’s Literature 37 (2009): 271–75. https://doi.org/10.1353/chl.0.0819.
“The Performance Anxiety of L.M. Montgomery.” Review of After Green Gables: L.M. Montgomery’s Letters to Ephraim Weber, 1916–1941, edited by Hildi Froese Tiessen and Paul Gerard Tiessen (University of Toronto Press, 2006). Canadian Literature 197 (Summer 2008): 190–92.
Review of The Heart Has Its Reasons: Young Adult Literature with Lesbian/Gay/Queer Content, by Michael Cart and Christine A. Jenkins (Scarecrow Press, 2006). International Research in Children’s Literature 1, no. 1 (July 2008): 106–7. https://doi.org/10.3366/E1755619808000185.
“Eternally Anne.” Review of Imagining Anne: The Island Scrapbooks of L.M. Montgomery, by Elizabeth Rollins Epperly (Penguin Canada, 2008); Before Green Gables, by Budge Wilson (Penguin Canada, 2008); Looking for Anne: How Lucy Maud Montgomery Dreamed Up a Literary Classic, by Irene Gammel (Key Porter Books, 2008). The Globe and Mail, 22 March 2008, D1, D9.
Review of American Sweethearts: Teenage Girls in Twentieth-Century Popular Culture, by Ilana Nash (Indiana University Press, 2006). Children’s Literature Association Quarterly 33, no. 1 (Spring 2008): 113–15. https://doi.org/10.1353/chq.2008.0008.
Review of Almost Eden, by Anita Horrock (Tundra Books, 2006). Journal of Mennonite Studies 25 (2007): 245–46. http://jms.uwinnipeg.ca/index.php/jms/article/view/1246.
“Writing and Rewriting Nancy Drew, Girl Detective.” Review of Girl Sleuth: Nancy Drew and the Women Who Created Her, by Melanie Rehak (Harcourt, 2005). Children’s Literature 35 (2007): 228–36. https://doi.org/10.1353/chl.2007.0015.
“L.M. Montgomery Studies.” Review of Windows and Words: A Look at Canadian Children’s Literature in English, edited by Aïda Hudson and Susan-Ann Cooper (University of Ottawa Press, 2003); Anne of Green Gables, by L.M. Montgomery, edited by Cecily Devereux (Broadview Editions, 2004); The Intimate Life of L.M. Montgomery, edited by Irene Gammel (University of Toronto Press, 2005). Canadian Literature 189 (Summer 2006): 158–60.
“The ‘Hardy Brats’ and Their Foolhardy Creator.” Review of The Secret of the Hardy Boys: Leslie McFarlane and the Stratemeyer Syndicate, by Marilyn S. Greenwald (Ohio University Press, 2004). Children’s Literature 34 (2006): 239–45. https://doi.org/10.1353/chl.2006.0014.
“Shared Characteristics of Boys and Men in Recent Canadian Children’s Fiction.” Review of twelve Canadian novels for young adults by authors such as Tim Wynne-Jones, Martine Leavitt, Alan Cumyn, and Eric Walters. Canadian Children’s Literature / Littérature canadienne pour la jeunesse 31, no. 1 (Spring 2005): 145–61.
Review of Remembering Lucy Maud Montgomery, by Alexandra Heilbron (The Dundurn Group, 2001). Jointly with Mary Henley Rubio. University of Toronto Quarterly 72, no. 1 (Winter 2002–2003): 506–7.
Review of Authors and Audiences: Popular Canadian Fiction in the Early Twentieth Century, by Clarence Karr (McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2000). University of Toronto Quarterly 72, no. 1 (Winter 2002–2003): 470–71.
“Ice and Water.” Review of Slapshots 1: The Stars from Mars, by Gordon Korman (Scholastic, 1999); Island 1: Shipwreck, by Gordon Korman (Scholastic, 2001). Canadian Children’s Literature / Littérature canadienne pour la jeunesse 108 (Winter 2002): 83–86.
“The Gender Zones.” Review of Boys’ Own: An Anthology of Canadian Fiction for Young Readers, edited by Tim Wynne-Jones (Viking, 2001); Girls’ Own: An Anthology of Canadian Fiction for Young Readers, edited by Sarah Ellis (Viking, 2001). Canadian Children’s Literature / Littérature canadienne pour la jeunesse 108 (Winter 2002): 73–78.
“Belated Acknowledgements.” Review of L.M. Montgomery and Canadian Culture, edited by Irene Gammel and Elizabeth Epperly (University of Toronto Press, 1999). Essays on Canadian Writing 77 (Fall 2002): 90–99.
“They Shoot, They Score!” Review of fourteen titles in the Sports Stories series (James Lorimer, 1998–2001). Canadian Children’s Literature / Littérature canadienne pour la jeunesse 104 (Winter 2001): 76–77.
“‘Just Like Manitoba’: Didacticism, Universalism, Eurocentrism.” Review of Naomi: The Strawberry Blonde of Pippu Town, by Karmel Schreyer (Great Plains Fiction, 1999). Canadian Children’s Literature / Littérature canadienne pour la jeunesse 100–101 (Winter 2000–Spring 2001): 147–48.