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03 Jul 2016
Chlidrens books
Many areas of life are characterised by three defining factors, as well as in the situation of popular children's books these are generally the mixture of fact, fiction and fun. The very fact usually comes from a actual life setting, either contemporary or historical. This allows an identification that is certainly at least partly recognised from the young reader, either from life experience or from school lessons. Against this background is defined an imaginary element that is an impossibility, including the widely familiar talking animals. The fun hails from the juxtaposition of fact and fiction, in addition to in the characterisation and the story line.

The three elements are clearly seen in Lewis Carroll's Harry...