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Christi Diggens

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Transcript of GENRES

From the Mixed Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankenweiler
Fictional stories that take place in modern time, right here and now

The characters are involved in events that could really happen
Realistic Fiction
Historical Fiction
• Stories which take place in a particular time period in the past.

• Often the basic setting is real, but the characters are fictional.

Fictional stories, usually realistic, about a mysterious event which is not explained or a crime that is not solved until the end of the story to keep the reader in suspense.

Science Fiction
Stories which include futuristic technology; a blend of scientific fact and fictional elements.

Usually deals with space travel and life in the future

of Literature

All of the information in a non-fiction book is based on the known true facts.
Nothing can be made up. Non-fiction books include how-to books, science books, history books, biographies, autobiographies
and much more.
Non-fiction books can be about any subject. Includes reference books,newspapers, magazines

Stories about a person’s life
is the story of a real person's life, written or told by
another person.

is the story of a real person's life, written or told by that person. Both are non – fiction

Fairy tales were often created to teach children behavior in an entertaining way.

Involves magic, wishes, chatty animals and threes.

Have unreal creatures such as giants, elves, and ogres.

Sometimes involves princes and princesses

Folk Tales
Folk tales are stories with no known creator.

They were originally passed down from one generation to another by word of mouth. The authors of folk tale books today are retelling these stories.

Although, folk tales are sometimes based on real historical figures, there are fictional elements to the story.

Tall tales are generally folk tales in which the main character is bigger than life in some way.

Legends often feature a great hero or heroine who struggles against a powerful force to achieve the desired goal.
Made up story that teaches a moral (lesson)

Characters are animals who speak and act like humans.
Short story that was made up a long time ago.

Stories that usually explain something about the world

Involve gods, goddesses and other supernatural beings.

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