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  • Literature and the Child by Lee Galda, Bernice E. Cullinan, and Lawrence R. Sipe
  • Genre of james intro

    1. 1. Fantasy (Introduction to James and the Giant Peach) By: Jamie Thompson
    2. 2. Definition: <ul><li>Setting, events, and characters could not or do not exist </li></ul><ul><li>Classified under fiction </li></ul><ul><li>Usually combined with science fiction </li></ul>
    3. 3. Common Elements: <ul><li>Strong characterization </li></ul><ul><li>Setting seems believable due to rich detail </li></ul><ul><li>Common characters: dragons, wizards, elves, trolls, and other imaginary characters </li></ul>
    4. 4. Common Themes: <ul><li>Quests </li></ul><ul><li>Struggles between good and evil </li></ul><ul><li>Coming of age </li></ul><ul><li>Heroism </li></ul>
    5. 5. Importance: <ul><li>Understand differences of others </li></ul><ul><li>Care for things we do not understand nor experience </li></ul><ul><li>Importance of curiosity and sense of wonder </li></ul><ul><li>The style helps us envision the world </li></ul>
    6. 6. James and the Giant Peach
    7. 7. Why is it fantasy? <ul><li>Plot not possible—Getting in Peach and rolling away </li></ul><ul><li>Talking animals and magic crystals not possible </li></ul><ul><li>Strong characterization—each character has their own song (own personality) </li></ul><ul><li>Multiple themes—good vs. evil, overcoming obstacles, quest </li></ul>
    8. 8. <ul><li>Information taken from: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Literature and the Child by Lee Galda, Bernice E. Cullinan, and Lawrence R. Sipe </li></ul></ul>

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