Review Articles and Reviews

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.

Online: https://doi.org/10.1080/09699082.2014.972056.

Review of Picture Me, by Lori Weber (James Lorimer and Company, 2013). Quill and Quire, November 2013, 38.

Online: https://quillandquire.com/review/picture-me/.

Review of Takedown, by Allison van Diepen (Simon Pulse, 2013). Quill and Quire, September 2013, 36.

Online: https://quillandquire.com/review/takedown/.

Review of Branded by the Pink Triangle, by Ken Setterington (Second Story Press, 2013). Quill and Quire, May 2013, 32.

Online: https://quillandquire.com/review/branded-by-the-pink-triangle/.

Review of Power Play, by Eric Walters (HarperCollins Canada, 2013). Quill and Quire, March 2013, 36.

Online: https://quillandquire.com/review/power-play/.

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.

Online: https://quillandquire.com/review/escape-to-gold-mountain/.

“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). Globe and Mail (Toronto), 21 July 2012, R16.

Online: https://benjaminlefebvre.com/lucy-maud-of-macneill-farm/.

Excerpted: In Biography 35, no. 4 (Fall 2012): 856.

Review of Money Boy, by Paul Yee (Groundwood Books, 2011). Quill and Quire, October 2011, 37.

Online: https://quillandquire.com/review/money-boy/.

Review of Ghost Messages, by Jacqueline Guest (Coteau Books, 2011). Quill and Quire, May 2011, 35.

Online: https://quillandquire.com/review/ghost-messages/.

Review of Kootenay Silver, by Ann Chandler (Dundurn Press, 2010). Quill and Quire, January–February 2011, 52, 54.

Online: https://quillandquire.com/review/kootenay-silver/.

Review of Winter Shadows, by Margaret Buffie (Tundra Books, 2010). Quill and Quire, December 2010, 44.

Online: https://quillandquire.com/review/winter-shadows/.

“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.

DOI: 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.

DOI: 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). Globe and Mail (Toronto), 22 March 2008, D1, D9.

Online: https://benjaminlefebvre.com/eternally-anne/.

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.

DOI: 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.

Online: https://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.

DOI: 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.

DOI: 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.

Online: https://ccl-lcj.ca/index.php/ccl-lcj/article/view/4805.

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.

Online: https://ccl-lcj.ca/index.php/ccl-lcj/article/view/3936.

“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.

Online: https://ccl-lcj.ca/index.php/ccl-lcj/article/view/3934.

“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.

Online: https://ccl-lcj.ca/index.php/ccl-lcj/article/view/3833.

“‘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.

Online: https://ccl-lcj.ca/index.php/ccl-lcj/article/view/3753.