Tag: Morris Gleitzman

  • Two Weeks With The Queen by Morris Gleitzman Novel Study

    Two Weeks With The Queen by Morris Gleitzman Novel Study

    Two Weeks With The Queen is an Australian middle grade novel by Morris Gleitzman. My edition is copyrighted 1989, though other places on the web will tell you this book was first published in 1990 or 1991.

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  • Unreliable Narration In Storytelling

    Unreliable Narration In Storytelling

    This post more than any other contains spoilers. Sometimes it’s a spoiler just to know that you’re dealing with an unreliable narrator. Unreliable narration is a storytelling technique which requires some work on the part of the reader, trying to work out how much of the story is true and how much is subjective, or an outright lie. The way…

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  • Once by Morris Gleitzman (2006)

    Once by Morris Gleitzman (2006)

    To celebrate the 10 year anniversary of Once by Maurice Gleitzman, an  Australian middle grade novel by one of our best known children’s book authors, I’m going to take a close look at it using the 7-step story structure which applies to pretty much everything from advertisements to picture books to novels. The Redemptive Power Of Literature This is also…

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  • Historical Realism In Children’s Literature

    Historical fiction for young people…follows in the footsteps of the adult historical novel, the only difference being that it often chooses a hero of its readers’ age, who has a mentality and psychology close to those of our children and teenagers. Thaler, 2003, Understanding Children’s Literature The belief in historical fact qua fact is if anything stronger [in children’s historical…

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