This title examines the role and theme of the quest archetype in The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, The Hunger Games, the Lord of the Rings trilogy, and Sir Gawain and the Green Knight. It features four analysis papers that consider the quest theme, each using different critical lenses, writing techniques, or aspects of the theme. Critical thinking questions, sidebars highlighting and explaining each thesis and argument, and other possible approaches for analysis help students understand the mechanics of essay writing. Features include a glossary, references, websites, source notes, and an index.
Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards.
Essential Library is an imprint of Abdo Publishing, a division of ABDO.
|Interest Level||Grade 6 - Grade 12|
|Reading Level||Grade 8|
|BISACS||JNF029010, JNF058000, JNF034000|
|Number of Pages||112|
|Title Format||Reinforced Library Bound Hardcovers, Anywhere eBooks|
|Graphics||Full-color photographs, Full-color illustrations|
|Dimensions||6.25 x 9.25|
|Accelerated Reader® Quiz||Not AR|
|Features||Glossary of key words, Index, Reviewed, Sources for further research, Table of contents, and Timeline of key events|
|Online Resources||FREE! Booklinks Nonfiction Network|
Essential Literary Themes - School Library Journal, Series Made Simple
These volumes provide detailed guidelines on examining literary works for thematic content and critiquing them. Each selection presents comprehensive overviews of familiar literary classics and films, followed by insightful analyses and critical-thinking questions. Theses and their supporting arguments are highlighted and thoroughly explained. The inclusion of popular films, including those based on books by John Green, Suzanne Collins, and Veronica Roth, heightens the appeal. Color and black-and-white stills taken from films and cinematic and staged versions of titles under discussion generously illustrate the volumes. Highly recommended for able, sophisticated students, and particu[larly] valuable for advanced English and literature classes.