The Introductory article “Who will defend Andersen’s Copyrights” by Kęstutis Urba deals with the problem of distortion of many classics for children.
Loreta Žvironaitė carefully analyses Busters Verden by the Danish author Bjarne Reuter from the psychological point of view. Kęstutis Urba characterizes the trilogy for children by the popular Lithuanian author Vytautas Račickas: The Slipper, Another Story of the Slipper and The Slipper-3. Vilnius university student Jurga Raguotytė analyses one short story by Vytautė Žilinskaitė as the comical (humorous) text for children.
The ethical and humanistic qualities, as well as the literary characteristics, of Astrid Lindgren’s works are analysed in the essay “Our need for Astrid” by Sonja Svensson. The essay is reprinted from “Barnboken” (2002: 1) and is dedicated to the 95th anniversary of the late author.
The famous critic, children’s literature expert Jonas Linkevičius is interviewed by Elona Varnauskienė, and he tells about his childhood, the first books he read and his own literary criticism. (The caption Books of my childhood.)
Three new books are reviewed in the Review section: The Minor of Gėlė Family by Kristina Gudonytė (this is the first book by the author), Cucumbers with Chocolate by the French author Stefani and Artemis Fowl by Eoin Colfer.
The caption Introductions is about the Beatrix Potter society.
One can find the names of children’s authors, whose jubilees are to be celebrated next year (2003). This information is prepared by the bibliographer Roma Kišūnaitė.
Žurnalas „Rubinaitis“, 2002 Nr. 3 (23)