ERIC Number: EJ588263
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1999
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From Folktales to Fiction: Orphan Characters in Children's Literature.
Kimball, Melanie A.
Library Trends, v47 n3 p558-78 Win 1999
Discussion of orphans in children's literature focuses on an analysis of 50 folktales from different cultures that reveals universal elements. A comparison of these patterns to "The Secret Garden" demonstrates how patterns found in orphan folktales were adapted and applied in children's fiction. (Author/LRW)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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