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The Connection of Magical and Human World in J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter
Essay #2: “Children are capable, of course, of literary belief when the story-maker’s art is good enough to produce it. That state of mind has been called ‘willing suspension of disbelief.’ But this does not seem to me a good description of what happens. What really happens is that the story-maker proves a successful ‘subc...
The Benefits of It's Not Your Fault Koko Bear by Vicki Lansky and When Dinosaurs Die: A Guide to Understanding Death by Laurie Kransy Brown and Marc Brown for Children
Instantly, It's Not your Fault, Koko Bear is written by Vicki Lansky is a book that begins with an Introduction from Ms. Lansky, aimed at parents, intended to get them started looking at am divorce event through their child's eye. This picture book begins with what, for the child, is the beginning, namely Mama and Papa bear...
A Discussion on Multicultural Children's Literature
Multicultural Education Multicultural education can be a difficult issue in some areas, but I believe we as children start out without any kind of prejudices, so we must make the choice to expose our children to different peoples and cultures, and to diversify their lives, in a sense. There are myriad methods, but I will o...
A Study on Gender and/or Sexual Minority Children's Literature
Pinterest: GSM Children’s Lit GSM: Gender and/or Sexual Minority. Minority: the smaller number or part. Society: the aggregate of people living together in a more or less ordered community. Diversity: a range of different things. These are all important terms in modern education, and these definitions are necessary for the...
The Characteristics of Fantasy in Literature for Children by David L. Russel
David L. Russell’s Literature for Children describes the characteristics of fantasy as including the presence of magic in fantastical worlds. He says, “[Rules are] the very thing that operate in fantasy writing, the chief ingredient of which is magic, the supernatural” (Russell, p. 200). Therefore he speaks of fantasy, and...
An Annotated Bibliography on Cornelia Funke, a German Author of Children's Fiction
Barker, Clive. "Artists & Entertainers: CORNELIA FUNKE." Time International (South Pacific Edition) 15 (2005): 106. Corporate ResourceNet. Web. 19 Feb. 2015. In this article information is shown on fiction writer Cornelia Funke, and many of her books. This article examines the books The Thief Lord, InkHeart and Dragon Ride...
An Analysis of the Setting in Ashes of Roses, a Book by Mary Jane Auch
The setting of Ashes of Roses is New York, 1911. People that are coming to America believe in making a fortune in the country, with the saying that “the streets are paved with gold.” However, Rose Nolan, the main character, has a brother-Joseph Nolan- that has to be sent back to Ireland because he carried the trachoma, an e...
The Power of Strong Will in Holes by Louis Sachar
In the novel, Holes (2000), the author Louis Sachar describes the power of being strong willed by describing the strength of fate. Sachar is able to argue the importance of being strong willed through the use of powerful symbolism and personal experience. The authors purpose is to inform the readers of the beneficial outc...
An Analysis of Betrayal in the Boy in the Burning House, a Novel by Tim Wynne-Jones
“For there to be betrayal, there would have to have been trust first.” – Suzanne Collins To be unfaithful, to betray a special trust, to expose an enemy with treachery. The theme betrayal ruins the hopes and expectations of loyalty in every individual’s lives. Characters in the book and humans from the real world will al...
An Analysis of the Symbolism of Celery in the Work of A. A. Milne
In A. A. Milne’s writing, he describes the passing of summer and what thoughts come up for him. While Milne writes what is believed to be a mock-serious reflection of the passing of summer, he uses symbolism and an anecdote to portray that celery represents one’s thoughts, showing his passive-aggressive personality and his...