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Does anyone have any middlegrade fantasy drama they might recommend? I'm looking for some books to use as a reference, since I recently started doing MG.
#1 - January 08, 2014, 09:16 PM
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My son is reading The Secrets of Droon series. They are fantasy, but I'm not sure how much drama they have. You might also look at The Guardians of Ga'hool and The Golden Compass. The Chronicles of Narnia may also qualify. That's a classic series. Of course, early Harry Potter might too.
#2 - January 13, 2014, 08:21 AM
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I'm not sure what you mean by fantasy drama -- traditional fantasy, second world, epic, swords and sorcerers, etc.? If you could you describe a bit more what you are looking for or give some of your own examples, we can offer more.
#3 - January 13, 2014, 09:18 AM
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If you're thinking along the lines of drama = serious tone rather than light-hearted, you might want to look at the Deltora quest series by Emily Rodda. I've only read the first one, but it's younger MG (as far as length, language go) and seemed to be in the vein of classic sword-magic-quest stories.
#4 - January 13, 2014, 02:31 PM
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I'm thinking more along the lines (in terms of the fantasy question), more like magic realism. I've found one that sort of reminds me of that, though bookstores classify it as fantasy.:/

I'll be sure to take a look at these books.:D
#5 - January 13, 2014, 02:54 PM
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One of my favorite genres! A couple great books off the top of my head:

Laurel Snyder, Bigger than a Breadbox
Jewell Parker Rhodes, Ninth Ward
Rebecca Steadman, When You Reach Me

#6 - January 13, 2014, 03:23 PM
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Oh, mine, too! (Favorite genre, that is, particularly in MG.) I loved Kimberly Little's CIRCLE OF SECRETS.
#7 - January 14, 2014, 05:56 AM
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For MG magic realism, I think of BECAUSE OF WINN-DIXIE and 11 BIRTHDAYS. They're set in the real world but have just a touch of magic or surrealism. I love this genre, too.
#8 - January 14, 2014, 10:01 AM
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I guess I'll find out when I read them. Can Magic Realism be historical?

My first movie I thought of was Pans Labyrinth, though I could be off base. (Huge fan.)

I really appreciate these.^^ I'm really liking the Magic Lunchbox.
#9 - January 15, 2014, 09:46 AM
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I think magical realism is even more common in historical books because of course magic was more common in the old days :)
#10 - January 15, 2014, 10:21 AM
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I might check out the magic school box first, I can already tell its going to be good.

I'm not even sure if its magic realism I want. Magic that is less readily apparent in the context as to be difficult to describe; you might have talking owls, and other animals. But you might not have typical indicators of a specific magic system in place -- like no sorcery, or wizardry.

So I'm not sure if I'm using Magic Realism correctly.:/
#11 - January 18, 2014, 05:18 AM
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I think magical realism is even more common in historical books because of course magic was more common in the old days :)

You noticed that too, Kell?  ;)
 
There are several discussions about the nature of magical realism here--try plugging "magical realism" into our search engine and see what comes up.  Here's one to start you off with: https://www.scbwi.org/boards/index.php?topic=29664.0
#12 - January 18, 2014, 07:48 AM
The Leland Sisters series: Courtship and Curses, Bewitching Season, Betraying Season (Holt BYR/Macmillan)
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