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  • 1. Riga Secondary School No 6 Scientific Research work in English Children’s literature Author: 11. b class student Asne Tirzīte Adviser: Aļina Terentjeva Riga, 2010
  • 2. Presentation content • Aims and objectives of the work • Methods of the research • Results of the survey • Analyzed books • Conclusions
  • 3. Aims and objectives • To find out what deeper thoughts children’s literature contain • To find out what defines children’s literature • To find out which authors and their works make English children’s literature so famous • To analyze two of the most popular books in Britain • To conduct a survey
  • 4. Hypothesis Children’s literature is very complex and it includes adult themes
  • 5. Question of the survey “Do you think that children’s literature is meant only for children audience?” 7% Yes No 93%
  • 6. Question of the survey “Do you still read children’s literature?” 26% Yes 74% No
  • 7. Question of the survey “Which of these books have you read?” 35 30 “Wind in the Willows” 25 Winnie the Pooh 20 “Peter and Wendy” “Alice’s Adventures in 15 Wonderland” Harry Potter series 10 5 0
  • 8. Alice’s adventures • Main problems: • Social classes • Monarchy
  • 9. Harry Potter series • Main problems: • Racism • Intollerance • War
  • 10. Conclusions 1. The hypothesis has been proven to be right. Children’s literature is very complex and it includes adult themes. It contains: • author’s political views • philosophical ideas and theories • morals
  • 11. 2. Children’s literature contains stories, rhymes, and drama • family stories • fairy tales • folk tales • illustrated texts and picture books • science and historical fiction • poetry • playground rhymes • comics
  • 12. 3. Children’s literature constitutes to be: • books chosen for children • books chosen by children • books written for children • books written by children
  • 13. 4. Most renowned and notable writers and their works: • Thomas Malory's tales of Robin Hood • John Bunyan’s “The Pilgrim's Progress” • Lewis Carroll’s “Alice's Adventures in Wonderland” • Rudyard Kipling’s “The Jungle Book” • Kenneth Graham’s “The Wind in the Willows” • A.A. Milne’s stories about Winnie the Pooh
  • 14. Your questions