Sunday, February 17, 2008

Children's Literature Briefly Chapter 10

What I really enjoyed about this chapter was how it brought to attention that adults can sometimes dismiss fantasy because it is not reality. But in fact, fantasy teaches lessons about life in a way that children can understand, relate to, and are interested in. I like the quote at the very end of the chapter said by Lloyd Alexander, "I suppose you might define realism as fantasy pretending to be true; and fantasy as reality pretending to be a dream." A good fantasy novel will give insight into major issues and emotions that we as humans face.

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