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Srebrna piłka, pluszowy miś, gumowy zajączek – fantastyczni przewodnicy dziecka po świecie realnym
Silver Ball, Teddy Bear, Rubber Rabbit – Child’s Fantasy Guides to the Real World

Author(s): Elżbieta Kruszyńska
Subject(s): Language and Literature Studies
Published by: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Śląskiego
Summary/Abstract: The article discusses a unique method of creating presented worlds in literaturefor young readers: a method based on the strategy of introducing animated toys tothe narrative. In the context of literature for children and adolescents, such a practiceis legitimate both from the point of view of developmental psychology, as wellas from the perspective of the child’s animistic and anthropomorphic perceptions ofthe world. The article illustrates this point with examples from two works by AdamBahdaj: Przygody Srebrnej Piłki [The Adventures of the Silver Ball] and Pan Piramidoz trzynastego piętra [Mr. Piramido from the Thirteenth Floor]. While he introduced elementsof fantasy convention to his narratives, the author’s choices were nonethelessdriven by a realist motivation. The implementation of such a literary device allowedboth texts to fulfill two functions: ludic and didactic, both characteristic of writingsfor a young audience.

  • Page Range: 145-157
  • Page Count: 13
  • Publication Year: 2014
  • Language: Polish