Winnie the pooh: examining the value of fantasy in children’s literature.
Koh, Meryl Kai Lin.
Date of Issue2011
School of Humanities and Social Sciences
This paper discusses the use of fantasy in children's literature as a socialization vehicle, focusing mainly on the text Winnie the Pooh. In this paper, research was conducted to seek reasons to defend the use of fantasy in children's literature, against critics who have tended to marginalize both the genres of fantasy and children's literature. The paper discusses how Winnie the Pooh draws its context from reality, how it teaches children moral and social lessons. how it gives a child agency, and how there lies within the text issues that are more complex than what meets the eye. The paper then ends off by providing suggestions as to how more research can be done in this area, and what areas were not covered entirely and could be further worked on.
Final Year Project (FYP)
Nanyang Technological University