Read On-- Fantasy Fiction

Reading Lists for Every Taste
Hollands, Neil (Book - 2007)
Read On-- Fantasy Fiction
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More than 100 reading lists for every mood and taste will delight fantasy fans and those who work with them.
So,you're looking for some great new fantasy reads? Or perhaps you're looking for fresh reading lists for handouts and to post on your library's Web site? If so, this guide is just the ticket. Created to offer a different perspective on the fantasy genre and reach a broader reading audience (including fans), the book offers new reading paths for fantasy lovers. It organizes more than 800 titles into over 100 lists, in such categories as "The Magic of Threes: Fantasy's Best Trilogies," "The Fellowship is the Thing: Companions on a Quest," "Fan-to-Sea-Nautical Fantasy," and "When Groan Men Scry: Puns as a Fantasy Tradition." The organization and approach are based on various appeal factors of the genre. A great tool for advising readers, creating reading lists for library Web sites, flyers, and newsletters, and making checklists or reading plans for adults and teens who enjoy fantasy fiction.

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This volume was compiled to assist librarians in providing readers' advisory services to adults and children who enjoy fantasy fiction. Some 800 titles in the genre are organized into approximately 100 thematic lists, which are then sorted alphabetically by author. Some of the sub-genres and themes highlighted include coming-of-age stories, the making and breaking of curses, Arthurian fantasy, barbarian warriors, graphic novels, and puns. Himself a fan of fantasy fiction, Hollands is a readers' advisor at Williamsburg Regional Library in Williamsburg, Virginia. Annotation ©2007 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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Hundreds of popular fantasy fiction titles are described and categorized according to their underlying features, including coming of age stories, Arthurian romances, breaking of curses, and barbarian warriors.

Authors: Hollands, Neil
Statement of Responsibility: Neil Hollands
Title: Read on-- fantasy fiction
reading lists for every taste
Publisher: Westport, Conn. : Libraries Unlimited, 2007
Characteristics: xix, 210 p. ; 24 cm.
Notes: Includes index
Subject Headings: Public libraries United States Bibliography Readers' advisory services United States Fiction in libraries United States Fantasy fiction, English Bibliography Fantasy fiction, American Bibliography
Topical Term: Public libraries
Readers' advisory services
Fiction in libraries
Fantasy fiction, English
Fantasy fiction, American
LCCN: 2007007841
ISBN: 1591583306
Research Call Number: JFE 08-2261
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