Literary Herald Through the Looking Glass

Stories are important in every culture. It is through stories that perceptions, values and attitudes are transmitted from one generation to the other. They are used as an educational tool mainly because they are easily understood and enjoyed. This is especially true while taking into consideration the area of children"s literature. Children"s literature is a remarkable area of writing and it is one of the roots of every culture. Children"s literature is one of the most important areas of study
more » ... ant areas of study though it is generally considered as trivial. Children"s literature finds its position in an adult world. Adult"s belief is that children"s literature is didactic literature. Important genre among this is hero and quest tales. In the critical hierarchy children"s literatures are considered to be trivial. Actually what is written for children is a powerful literature and such power cannot be neutral, innocent or trivial.