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The Resource Fantasy and the real world in British children's literature : the power of story, Caroline Webb

Fantasy and the real world in British children's literature : the power of story, Caroline Webb

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Fantasy and the real world in British children's literature : the power of story
Title
Fantasy and the real world in British children's literature
Title remainder
the power of story
Statement of responsibility
Caroline Webb
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"This study examines the children's books of three extraordinary British writers - J.K. Rowling, Diana Wynne Jones, and Terry Pratchett - and investigates their sophisticated use of narrative strategies not only to engage children in reading, but to educate them into becoming mature readers and indeed individuals. The book demonstrates how in quite different ways these writers establish reader expectations by drawing on conventions in existing genres only to subvert those expectations. Their strategies lead young readers to evaluate for themselves both the power of story to shape our understanding of the world and to develop a sense of identity and agency. Rowling, Jones, and Pratchett provide their readers with fantasies that are pleasurable and imaginative, but far from encouraging escape from reality, they convey important lessons about the complexities and challenges of the real world - and how these may be faced and solved. All three writers deploy the tropes and imaginative possibilities of fantasy to disturb, challenge, and enlarge the world of their readers"--
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DLC
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1961-
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Webb, Caroline
Dewey number
823.009/9282
Index
index present
LC call number
PR990
LC item number
.W43 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Children's literature and culture
Series volume
101
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  • Fantasy fiction, English
  • Narration (Rhetoric)
  • Reality in literature
  • Storytelling in literature
  • Children's literature, English
  • Rowling, J. K.
  • Jones, Diana Wynne
  • Pratchett, Terry
  • Jones, Diana Wynne
  • Pratchett, Terry
  • Rowling, J. K
  • LITERARY CRITICISM / General
  • Children's literature, English
  • Fantasy fiction, English
  • Narration (Rhetoric)
  • Reality in literature
  • Storytelling in literature
Label
Fantasy and the real world in British children's literature : the power of story, Caroline Webb
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
  • 76
  • 4
  • Representing the Witch
  • 97
  • 5
  • Resisting "Destinarianism"
  • 119
  • 1
  • Harry Potter and Tiffany Aching
  • 23
  • 2
  • The Case of Heroic Fantasy
  • 48
  • 3
  • Ontologies of the Wainscot
Control code
868209565
Extent
xi, 163 pages; cm.
Isbn
9780415722711
Lccn
2014015791
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
System control number
(OCoLC)868209565
Label
Fantasy and the real world in British children's literature : the power of story, Caroline Webb
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
  • 76
  • 4
  • Representing the Witch
  • 97
  • 5
  • Resisting "Destinarianism"
  • 119
  • 1
  • Harry Potter and Tiffany Aching
  • 23
  • 2
  • The Case of Heroic Fantasy
  • 48
  • 3
  • Ontologies of the Wainscot
Control code
868209565
Extent
xi, 163 pages; cm.
Isbn
9780415722711
Lccn
2014015791
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
System control number
(OCoLC)868209565

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