The benefits of reading fantasy for children – Guest Post by, Robbie Cheadle…

Check out this guest post from Robbie Cheadle on the benefits of reading fantasy for children from The Story Reading Ape Blog.

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Fantasy is a genre of writing in which the setting and characters are not based on reality but are based on something magical or impossible. The use of fairies, witches, trolls and other mythical figures are all examples of fantasy characters. Sometimes fantasy fiction is very involved and includes the construction of an entire world and a language.

J.R.R. Tolkien is one of the most famous of the fantasy writers with his novels that are set in Middle Earth and populated, inter alia, by Elves, Dwarfs, Hobbits, Trolls and Goblins. C.S. Lewis is another famous fantasy author with his Chronicles of Narnia series of books that feature a fantasy world, various mythical creatures and a witch.

The Sir Chocolate series of book are fantasy books about a land where you can eat everything, even the trees, flowers and houses. Each book sets out a situation, together with a resolution…

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