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Chapter 7 Modern Fantasy
Transcript of Chapter 7 Modern Fantasy
A modern fantasy must have a unique setting to be truly imaginative. The reader must be transported to another time or place or even better both!
BEWARE of challenges and censorship of modern fantasies. This genre deals with the supernatural which can be a touchy subject with parents and students. Be aware and considerate of others beliefs. The Seer of Shadows by Avi (ages 9-14)
The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane by Kate DiCamillo (ages 8-12)
11 Birthdays by Wendy Mass (ages 9-12)
The Scarecrow and His Servant
by Philip Pullman (ages 9-13)
The Fairies if Nutfolk Wood
by Barb Bentler Ullman (ages 8-11) Kate and the Beanstalk by Mary Pope Osborne (ages 5-8)
The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame (ages 8-12)
The Doll People by Ann M. Martin & Laura Godwin (ages 8-12)
James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl (ages 8-11)
Terry Pratchett The Wee Free Men (ages 10-15) Dragon Rider by Cornelia Funke (ages 9-14)
Found by Margaret Peterson Haddix (ages 10-14)
The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis (ages 9-12)
Things Not Seen by Andrew Clements (ages 10-14) A work in which the events, setting, or characters are outside the realm of possibility.
A fantasy cannot happen in the real world.
Modern fantasies are written by known authors.
In fantasies animals talk, objects come to life, people are giants or thumb-sized, imaginary or future worlds are explored!
Fantasies do contain truths that help the reader to understand today's world! Lloyd Alexander: The Book of Three
Kate DiCamillo: The Tale of Despereaux
Nancy Farmer: The House of the Scorpion
Lois Lowry: The Giver Series
David Almond: Skellig
Phillip Pullman: His Dark Materials Trilogy
J.K. Rowling: The Harry Potter Series Types of Modern Fantasy Unusual Characters and Strange Situations: "Some authors approach fantasy through reality but take it beyond reality to the ridiculous or exaggerated."(p. 137) (ex. Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carrol)
Worlds of Little People: Stories about worlds inhabited by little people who live in our world or a world all their own. (ex. The Dark Ground by Gillian Cross)
Supernatural Events and Mystery Fantasy: These stories contain ghosts, witches, and vampires Oh My! (ex. The Ghost of Fossil Glen by Cynthia DeFellice)
Magical Realism:This type mixes realism and fantasy together in such a way that it leaves the reader wondering what is real and what is fantasy. (ex. The Fire Eater by David Almond) Modern Folktales: Similar to traditional literature with the exception that they have a known author and are not from the cultural heritage of a people. (ex Goose Girl by Shannon Hale)
Fractured Folktales: A new perspective on a traditional folktale. (ex. Jon Scieszak's The True Story of the 3 Little Pigs by A. Wolf)
Animal Fantasy: Stories in which animals have human characteristics. (ex. The Tale of Peter Rabbit by Beatrix Potter)
Personified Toys and Objects: Stories where toys are objects come to life. (ex. The Adventures of Pinocchio by Carlo Collodi) More Types of Modern Fantasy Even More Types of Modern Fantasy Historical Fantasy: A story where the protagonist goes back in time to a different era. (ex. Stravaganza: City of Masks by Mary Hoffman)
Quest Stories: These are adventure stories where the characters are in search of love, justice, power, etc. (ex. The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien)
Science Fiction: Is a story that illustrates something that could happen based on real scientific facts and principles. (ex. Double Identity by Margaret Peterson Haddix)
Science Fantasy: Is similar to science fiction, but the scientific explanation is not always plausible. (ex. Earthborn by Sylvia Waugh) Genre Appeal This genre will appeal to children that have an active imagination and are willing to challenge the boundaries of reality!
1726 Gulliver’s Travels by Jonathan Swift
Prototype for children’s fantasy adventures
1835 Fairy Tales by Hans Christian Andersen
First modern folktales
1864 Journey to the Center of the Earth by Jules Verne
First science fiction novel for adults
1865 Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll
First children’s master piece of modern fantasy
1881 The Adventures of Pinocchio by Carlo Collodi
Early classic personified toy story
1900 The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum
First classic U.S. modern fantasy for children
1908 The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame
Early classic animal fantasy
1910 Tom Swift and His Airship by Victor Appleton
First science fiction novel for children
1926 Winnie-the-Pooh by A.A. Milne
Early classic personified toy story
1936 The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien
Early quest adventure with a cult following
1950 The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis
Early classic quest adventure for children
1952 Charlotte’s Web by E.B. White
Classic U.S. animal fantasy
1953 The Borrowers by Mary Norton
Classic little people fantasy
1962 A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle
Classic U.S. science fiction novel for children
1993 The Giver by Lois Lowry
Popular futuristic fiction novel
1998 Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J.K. Rowling
First book in the best-selling quest fantasy series History of Modern Fantasy