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Sci-Fi & Fantasy Children's Literature Genre

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In Children's Literature Science Fiction
&
Fantasy Stories that are set in places that do not exist,
about people and creatures that could never exist, or events that could not happen. Fantasy is make believe, magical, and imaginative worlds. What is a Fantasy? Harry Potter Series: Written about witches and wizards who live in an alternate magical world. The series is filled with tons of imaginative creatures, magical spells, and a separate world. Examples of Fantasy Setting :
Usually set in primitively natural surroundings.
Medieval nature is usually magical rather than scientifically explained,
and is often emblematic and symbolic rather than literal. What to look for when searching for Fantasy Set in a world that differs from our own everyday world, in a way that involves science and technology. Makes the reader think of a possible future world. What is Science Fiction? C.S. Lewis
J.K. Rowling
Philip Pullman
J.R.R. Tolkien
Lewis Carroll
William Goldman
Cornelia Funke
Rohald Dalh
L. Frank Baum Authors to look for in Fantasy Examples of Science Fiction •is often based on scientific principles and technology.
• may make predictions about life in the future.
• often deals with aliens or with life on other worlds.
• can comment on important issues in society Characteristics of
Science Fiction Tuck Everlasting: Fantasy does not exist in this book because of different worlds, or talking animals, it exists becasue of the idea of Tuck and his family being forever youthful. Being forever youthful is a concept that does not exist in our everyday world. Where the Wild Things Are: Max is locked up in his room , and creates a magical, made-up world where he becomes a "monster king". Characters:
Usually a few human beings are surrounded by proto-people or para-people
who represent transformations of basic human traits:
wizards, witches, elves, fairies, gnomes, dwarves,
goblins, trolls, sprites, angels and devils, etc. Theme:
The stories lead to concentrate on the statements about
psychological character human beings’
of archetypal truths and encounters with their experiences:
inner selves. http://www.slideshare.net/jtrometter/elements-of-fantasy-literature Citations http://www.goodreads.com/genres/fantasy Among the Hidden: In a world where only 2 children per family exist, Luke believes he is the only third child hidden from the world. That is until he sees something going on in the nwighbors house when no one is home. Fahrenheit 451: This book presents a futuristic American society that entails books being banned from everyone. Space Dogs: The planet of Gersbach find a disturbing wormhole on their planet. The only thing they know about the worm while, is that on the other side the world is inhabited by dogs. Authors to look for in Sci-Fi Clete Barrett Smith
Margaret Peterson Haddix
Andrea Beaty
Neal Shusterman
Philip Reeve http://www.cynthialeitichsmith.com/lit_resources/favorites/by_genre/science_fic.html Similarities: Similarities and differences
between Sci-Fi & Fantasy Present things that do not exist.
Imaginary characters, with unrealistic traits
Takes situations beyond our normal, everyday lives. Differences Fantasy may be as old as speech/ Sci-Fi is a relative upstart.
Fantasy has no grounding in reality/ Sci-Fi has a grounding in science. http://www.cynthialeitichsmith.com/lit_resources/favorites/by_genre/science_fic.html http://www.goodreads.com/search?utf8=%E2%9C%93&q=science+fiction&search_type=books
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