Fantasy is a genre of speculative fiction which consists of plots set in a fictional world. Here, any locations, people or events are linked to reality. Traditionally, fantasy stories were transmitted orally; then, they become part of literature and drama. In modern time, the fantasy genre has influenced films, television programmes, video games and graphic novels. The main themes used in fantasy plots are the magic and the supernatural.
Fantasy is sometimes compared to science fiction and horror stories as they are the main categories of speculative fiction. However, fantasy plots differ from science fiction because of its narrative elements and from horror stories as it doesn’t aim to evoke fear among readers.
Another genre similar to fantasy is magical realism, also known as fabulism. This genre is known to have magic and supernatural elements in its narration; however, contrary to the fantasy genre, magic realism present these components within the real world.
Over the years, authors have started writing fantasy and magical realism books for children. By reading these genres, children can develop their imagination as well as their problem-solving skills and creativity.
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