childrens literature

Essay by zenabUniversity, Bachelor'sC, November 2014

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In this unit we were ask to re write a modernised version of Hansel and Gretel. We were told to analyse the book and create a new and unique version of the story without changing the main features and characteristics of the story line. The novel was to still convey the main message and hold the same characteristics as the original version, but needed to be a creative new version with a twist. Hansel and Gretel is one of the most famous children's books. It has been re written many times and is still very successful. It has been passed on through generations and has been one of the most entertaining children's fiction books. To rewrite a modernised version of Hansel and Gretel was very interesting it was crucial to make sure that the main message and moral of the story was not lost. Hansel and Gretel has very specific scenarios which are conveyed and portrayed throughout the novel.

The idea of a search for more, the bond and connection the sibling's share, their journey and the moral of the story to stick together and work as one is shown throughout almost every novel of Hansel and Gretel.

For this children's book task we were told we could work in pairs. I found a partner to work with for the final project picture book. Together we agreed that we would use her version of the modernise story and together add to it and work on it together to make our final copy of the novel. We agreed that her modernised version had a classic location for an Australian based theme. The story was situated in Alice Springs, one of Australia's most famous Icons. The area seemed like a great location to get the kids...