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ERIC Number: EJ653485
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2002
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ISSN: ISSN-0045-6713
Fate and Fortune in a Modern Fairy Tale: Louis Sachar's "Holes."
Pinsent, Pat
Children's Literature in Education, v33 n3 p203-12 Sep 2002
Shows how Sachar adapts some of the characteristics of fairy tale, such as magic objects and formulae, stereotypical roles and repeated motifs, within a story set in a desert penal establishment for young offenders. Notes that because of the blend between fantasy and realism, a number of otherwise unbelievable coincidences does not overtax the reader's credulity. (SG)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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