Document Type

Conference Paper

Peer Reviewed

1

Publication Date

6-2004

Journal/Book/Conference Title

IASL Report, 2004 from Aesop to e-book the story goes on

Conference Location

Dublin, Republic of Ireland

Start Page

73

End Page

82

Abstract

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.

Keywords

young adult, information seeking, contemporary fantasy fiction

Published Article/Book Citation

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.

Rights

Copyright © 2004 Jennifer Burek Pierce. Reprinted with permission.

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URL

https://ir.uiowa.edu/slis_pubs/3