2011年5月9日星期一

Children Literature---The Paperboy by Dav Pilkey



SUMMARY

When the paperboy and his dog wakes up, the mornings are still dark, and even cold.  His family members are still asleep.  After they finish their breakfast, they put the newspaper in a large red bag and go delivery.  The paperboy rides his bike and his dog follows.  They knows their routes well by heart.  It is the happiest moment for them.  Little by litter, the world around them wakes up, and he is about to finish his delivery.  When they get back home, their family wakes up, but the paperboy and his dog crawls back into bed and sleep.  Now, it's time for them to dream.



ANALYSIS
CHARACTERS
Protagonist---the paperboy
Foil Character---the dog

SETTING
Integral Setting---the story happens every morning of the paperboy's jouney

NARRATIVE POINT OF VIEW
Omniscient Narrator

PLOT
Plot Type--- Progressive Plot
The story talks about what the little boy does every morning, every day.

CONFLICT
The protagonist against Self
---because he and his dog needs to wake up in the cold winter morning, and he has to ride his bike with his dog in the dark to deliver the newspaper.

THEME
The other experience of life before everyone wake up.

STYLE
Word Choice--- easy to understand for children
Sentence--- In this book, there are some repetitions when talking about the boy and the dog's work.
Exposition--- The writer used omniscient narrator to describe the paperboy and dog's movements.
Dialogue--- no any dialogue

TONE
Warm

AWARD
Caldecott Honor Award

REFLECTION
This book is very unique because the mail character is a black boy, which is very rare to see.  The story talks about a very normal person's life, yet, it touches our heart the most.  I was really attracted by this story because delivering newspaper is quite a hard work.  On the journey of delivering newspaper, he feels that it's his happiest moment because he can think of other things on his own.  After he finishes his job, he goes back to sleep and ready for his dreaming time.  The paperboy's life may be seem normal but full of happiness when feeling the complete calmness in their hearts.



EXTERNAL LINK


Dav Pilkey's Website


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