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Master of Science in Education (MSEd)
Here, in this section, where we shall examine the idea of fantasy in relation to the particular way that Margaret Wise Brown employed it in her writing, these five lines from "The Dream Book" epitomize her point of view. Unlike many writers of the sensory perception school, she does not present only the recording of "plink, plink, the water in the sink." Her own particular view sees the world as it is; is almost in love with it. Yet she seems to see the world with a sensitivity to the magic in it, as we shall see further on discussing the more realistic writings. It would seem to follow that a person involved with the natural world, the world of nature, the world of physical sensation and observation but involved in a poetic and magic sort of way would also be a person for whom fantasy would play am important role.
Schonborg, V. (1963). An Examination of the Writings of Margaret Wise Brown with Special Reference to Uses of Fantasy and Reality. New York : Bank Street College of Education. https://educate.bankstreet.edu/independent-studies/310