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Michael Emberley’s Ruby (1990) This LRRH character: -thoroughly contemporary -clear needed -unsentimental -mouse How do illustrations impact or contribute to the story? Trick flower, who Mrs. Mastiff is, that Mrs. Mastiff’s new hat belonged to the cat What changes in cultural values concerning children does this picture book seem to reflect? The setting is in a city not forest, kids do not need to be model children to thrive and succeed (independent) “Wolf,” Francesca Lia Block (2000) Block is a writer of “pop magic realism” for teens, adolscents and young adults -magic realism is a genre of literature in which magical elements are featured in an otherwise realistic
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Unformatted text preview: setting • Her work is heavily influenced by her own youth in Hollywood and L.A., California • Deals with popular culture and contemporary social issues such as homosexuality , drugs, abuse (domestic violence) Wolf as a fairy tale adaption • What kind of LRRH is this narrator? • Is the fairy tale connection signaled only by the title? Other elements?-Ruby is going to grandmothers house-He shows up before her at the end • What “lesson” if any, does this LRRH tale offer young adults?-Stand up for yourself...
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