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Children's Literature: Fantasy

This is the research guide for Children's Literature.


Fantasy is fiction rooted in traditional literature but has an identifiable author. Stories involve magic, good vs evil, and  invites the suspension of reality.

Frequently Found Elements

High Fantasy stories are complex, often take place in created or imaginary worlds, and typically characterized by recurring themes.

Low Fantasy is set in a world governed by the laws of this world but inexplicable things occur.

Authors to Explore

Hans Christian Andersen  ♦JK Rowling   ♦C.S. Lewis   ♦Rick Riordan

Book Examples from the Library

Subject Guide

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More Examples of Fantasy Books

How to Find Fantasy Books in the Muntz Library

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