ERIC Number: EJ634635
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 2000
Reference Count: 0
Fantasy Literature for Children: Past, Present, and Future Tensions.
West, Mark I.
Journal of Children's Literature, v26 n2 p35-39 Fall 2000
Notes negative responses of contemporary Americans to fantasy literature. Notes that as the prejudice against fantasy literature diminished, more American children's authors began working in this area. Suggests that perhaps the real reason so many Americans have attempted to suppress fantasy literature for children is because they fear the possible consequences of granting children the freedom to exercise their imaginations. (SG)
Descriptors: Childrens Literature, Elementary Education, Fantasy, Futures (of Society), Imagination, Teacher Attitudes
Published by the Children's Literature Assembly of the National Council of Teachers of English, Evelyn Freeman, Coeditor, School of Teaching and Learning, The Ohio State University, 333 Arps Hall, 1945 N High St. Columbus, OH 43210.
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Theme: Children's Literature at the Millennium.