IASL Report, 2004 from Aesop to e-book the story goes on
Dublin, Republic of Ireland
This paper uses qualitative, textual analysis of selected prominent contemporary young adult fantasy stories. These books – Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, Artemis Fowl, and Garth Nix's Lirael – in addition to creating captivating magical worlds, also depict a part of our every day world in their use of libraries as settings (in the case of Harry Potter and Lirael) and the use of computers for information seeking (as seen in Artemis Fowl). These images are examined for their portrayal of library use and other information seeking behaviors.
young adult, information seeking, contemporary fantasy fiction
Reprinted with permission from From Aesop to e-book: The story goes on...IASL Reports, 2004: Selected Papers from the 33rd annual conference of the International Association of School Librarianship, Penny Moore, Eleanor Howe, Ray Lonsdale, Rachel McCahon and Diljit Singh, editors. pp. 73-82.