Metafiction for Children

Metafiction is fiction about fiction, or a device that draws attention to the book.  I remember laughing out loud while reading William Goldman’s The Princess Bride when the author cleverly tells the reader that this is a story in many unique ways.  ( I’m not going to tell you how he does this.  Go read the book!)

For some examples in children’s literature, see the entertaining video posted here.  

Then you try your hand at a bit of metafiction!  Draw the reader into your story or poem by making fun of the convention.


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