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Title: Picture books where the MC gets what he/she wants - titles needed please!
Post by: tzippy on April 19, 2013, 04:02 PM
Am writing a paper on the "privilege of yearning," showing the power of not having MCs get what they want.  But I need an example of one  or two of books where the MC simply gets what he/she wants, preferably a title where this makes for an unsatisfying read.  Am using Pink (Nan Gregory), My Best Friend (Mary Ann Rodman), Every Cowgirl Needs a Horse (Rebecca Jannie) and Each Kindness (Jacqueline Woodson) as examples where MC doesn't get what he/she wants (sometimes getting a substitute, sometimes not.)


Thanks in advance for any suggestions!

Tzippy
Title: Re: Picture books where the MC gets what he/she wants - titles needed please!
Post by: angela on April 19, 2013, 09:50 PM
Tzippy the first two that come to mind IMO have a satisfying ending ---
APPLE CAKE by Niene van Hichtum
THE WOMAN WHO FLUMMOXED THE FAIRIES by Heather Forest
Title: Re: Picture books where the MC gets what he/she wants - titles needed please!
Post by: Betsy on April 20, 2013, 12:22 AM
If you forgive a bit of shameless promotion, CINDER EDNA shows both cases. Both Cinder Edna and Cinderella get what they want (the two princes). In the case of Cinder Edna, she chooses wisely, and gets an interesting husband who makes her happy. In the case of Cinderella, she gets the husband she wants too--but she's not quite as happy with the results.
Title: Re: Picture books where the MC gets what he/she wants - titles needed please!
Post by: Robertvs on June 23, 2014, 03:17 PM
I?m not sure if this is a relevant example, but

PAPER BAG PRINCESS by Robert Munsch

I think the whole book is driven by her yearning but when she does get what she wants (sorta), she decides it's not for her and leaves.