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Friendship in Children's Stories
A comparison of the theme of friendship in Kenneth Grahame's "The Wind in the Willows", Dr Seuss' "Horton Hears a Who", and L.M. Montgomery's "Anne of Green Gables".
# 121214 | 750 words | 3 sources | MLA | 2008 | US
Published on Dec 01, 2008 in Literature (American) , Literature (Children) , Literature (English) , Literature (Canadian)

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This paper discusses the element of friendship in children's literatures, comparing and contrasting "The Wind in the Willows", "Horton Hears a Who", and "Anne of Green Gables".

From the Paper:

"Friendship is one of the most important themes in children's literature, reflecting the inherent need and desire that children have for friends. Three well-known stories in children's literature demonstrate differing perspectives on how friends can find each other, develop a friendship and maintain and grow the friendship. The fantasy story "The Wind in the Willows", the poem "Horton Hears a Who" and the novel "Anne of Green Gables" all address the issue of children's friendship in different ways. Whereas in "The Wind In the Willows"..."

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