Childrens Literature
Modern fantasy
refers to the body of literature in which the events, the settings, or the characters are outside the realm of possibility. Cannot happen in the real world
fantasies often
contain truths that help the reader understand todays truth.
provide a unique setting
The authors of modern fantasy must
Authors of modern fantasy have the challenge of persuading readers to open up to beleiving
contrary to reality, strange, whimsical, or magical, yet has an internal logic and consistancy
18th century
Imaginative literature did not appear until the
Hans Christian Anderson
A Dane who published many modern fairytales
Charlottes Web by EB White
is the best-known and best-loved US work of fantasy
Science Fiction
the most recent development in modern fantasy
Fractured Fairytales
traditional tales with a contemporary twist with a contemporary twist or tale told from a new perspective, took on new popularity with Jon Scieszka’s “The True Story of the Three Little Pigs”
Harry Potter Series by JK Rowling, first novel was in 1998
Modern fantasy is likely to continue to be a popular genre with children’s authors as evidenced by
Modern folktales or literary folktales
are tales told in a form similar to that of a traditional tale with the accompanying typical elements
Modern tales
have and identifiable author who has written a tale in this is form
Tales of Hans Christian Anderson
the earliest and best known of these modern tales
Modern folktales
are important counterbalance to traditional tales
have female characters that change their own destinies
Many modern tales
Animal fantasies
are stories in which animals behave as human beings in that they experience emotions, talk, and have the ability to reason.
historical fantasy or time-warp fantasy
is a story in which a present-day protagonist goes back in time to a different era
Quest Stories
are adventure stories with a search motif
High fantasy
quest stories in a serious tone
struggle between good and evil
conflict in modern fantasy
the quest
usually represents the journey of self-discovery and personal growth for the protagonist, in addition to the search for the reward.
science fiction
is a form of imaginative literature that provides a picture of something that cold happen based on scientific facts and principles
presented in science fiction appear plausible and possible to the reader because settings and events are built on extensions of known technologies and scientific concepts
hypotheses about the future of humankind and the universe
futuristic fiction
science fiction stories may portray the world, or one very much like it, that young people will one day inhabit; for this reason, science fiction
science fantasy
is a popularized type of science fiction in which a scientific explanations, though not plausible, is offered for imaginative leaps into the unknown.