Presentation on theme: "You can’t fly. You’re a TOY!. The Question People always say to my “What do you think you’d like to be When you grow up?” And I say “Why, I think I’d."— Presentation transcript:
The Question People always say to my “What do you think you’d like to be When you grow up?” And I say “Why, I think I’d like to be the sky Or be a plane or train or mouse Or maybe be a haunted house Or something furry, rough and wild... Or maybe I will stay a child.” Karla Kuskin
Modern fantasy refers to the body of literature in which the events, the settings, or the characters are outside the realm of possibility. A fantasy is a story that cannot happen in the real world.
Types of Fantasy Animal - animals talk and have other human characteristics, Charlotte’s Web, White Toys and Objects - Toys that talk and have other human characteristics, Winnie the Pooh, A.A.MilneA.A.Milne Extraordinary Worlds, reality but taken to the ridiculous or exaggerated, Alice In Wonderland, CarrollCarroll
World of Little People, miniature people are threatened by “real” humans, Gullivar’s Travels, Swift. Or in the movie, Honey, I Shrunk the KidsSwift Supernatural Events, most common in children’s books is the ghost story, The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, IrvingIrving Tricks with Time/science fiction, usually a present-day protagonist goes back in time to a different era, A Wrinkle in Time, L’Engle________ L’Engle________
Values of Fantasy children…. develop imagination become divergent thinkers take a vacation from everyday life are entertained are inspired!
The author’s main job is to make the reader “suspend” reality for a while and “believe” the “unbelievable”.
to do that, the author must... firmly ground the story on reality, pay careful attention to detail, use appropriate language and real objects.
Many authors will…. write in the first person, and have one character mirror the disbelief of the reader. or have a major character “believe” the fantasy.
Discussion Read or watch the video of the Polar Express. Van Allsburg uses many of the techniques describe to make this fantasy believable. Can you identify them? How do his illustrations help make the book more believable? Many parents today, feel that telling their children about Santa Claus is lying to them and will ultimately lead to distrust. What do you feel about this?Van Allsburg
The primary concern in evaluating fantasy is the way the author makes the fantasy believable.
One of the best known and best respected pieces of children’s literature is Charlotte’s Web, by E.B.White.
Differences between fantasy and realistic fiction
Milestones in Modern Fantasy 1726Gulliver’s Travels, Swift 1864Journey to the Center of the Earth, Verne 1865Alices’ Adventures in Wonderland, Carroll 1900The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, Baum 1908Wind in the Willows, Grahame 1926Winnie-the-Pooh, Milne 1937The Hobbit, Tolkien 1945Pippi Longstocking, Lindgren 1950The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe, Lewis 1952Charlotte’ Web, White 1962A Wrinkle in Time, L’Engle
The Mirror of the Mind “Come with me, readers,” said the creator, “together we will explore unknown worlds, unusual creatures, and fanciful objects. Come with me readers, I will be at your side.”