Getting Started on Fantasy Novels
The Phantom Tollbooth
So far the protagonists are Milo and Tock. Milo is a boy who does not care about anything. Tock is a watch dog. He has a big clock on his side that tells time. So far I think the tollbooth is a problem. One day after school Milo got a tollbooth in the mail. He used it and all of a sudden he is in a different world. I think the tollbooth is the problem because it put him in a place that he can't get out of. Now he's lost.
In this story, the prequel to Lord of the Rings, the main character would have to be Bilbo Baggins. Bilbo is a hobbit, a short creature with big hairy feet. He is about fifty-years-old (which is like twenty in human years since hobbits can live to be very old), and likes long naps, eleventies (eleven breakfasts), and pipes.
Now in the story Bilbo is faced to a life or death game of riddes in the dark against the evil, gloomy Gollum. Gollum is not the real antagonist, but the Smaug, a huge fire breathing dragon who guards his treasures is, or will be later on in the book (I read this book in second grade, so I may be able to remember all the bad guys Bilbo and his dwarf friends face).
All in all, I think that this is a very good book since many of the characters have well-thought out personalities.
Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH
The main character in the book is the mother of the mice. Her name is Mrs. Frisby. Her husband had died only the preceding summer, so she is a widow. Just recently her son Timothy got sick. She had to go to Mr. Ages to get medicine for Timothy. Her trip to Mr. Ages is a very dangerous for her because the cat might see her and other animals might try to eat her. I think another problem is that they are going to have to move when spring comes because Mr. Fitzgibbon will plow the field. Timothy won't be well until another three weeks, so Mrs. Frisby doesn't know what she will do. That is the main character of my book.
Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH
Mrs. Frisby is the main character in my story. She is a mouse. Mrs. Frisby has four children and is an older mouse and her husband is dead. Mrs. Frisby worries about her children more than herself.
The main problem that she has is that her son Timothy is sick. He has been very sick before but now he's worse. He gets better but he can't come out of the house for a month. So Mrs. Frisby has to go to the rats to see if they'll move her house to the lee of the stone before the plow comes.
A Wrinkle in Time
Meg: She wears glasses and has braces. She has a lot of problems. Kids pick on her at school. They call her dumb. The teacher makes sarcastic remarks in front of the whole class. She's the oddball in her class. When ever somebody picks on her she tackles them and leaves bruises on them. She's always into fights. She also gets sent up to the office all the time. She has a big attitude. I think she's either between 3rd or 4th grade. She doesn't care about anything, not even grades.
Charles: Charles is 4 or 5 years old, not in school yet. His personality is 'I don't really care what other people think.' Kids also call him dumb and stupid. They don't think he can talk, but he can. He's a very intelligent boy. There's something about him nobody knows: he can read people's minds, but the people he likes to do that is with his sister Meg and his mom. He knows everything about them, and everything that happened to them. Nobody know this except Meg and him.
A Wrinkle in Time
Meg is one of the main characters. She is around 12 or 13 years of age. She has blond hair and glasses. Everyone thinks that her and her brother are slow but they're not. She doesn't have very much patience either. She has 3 younger brothers. She is the oldest. Her problem is they don't know where her dad is and she's having trouble in school.
Charles Wallace is another main character. He is 5 years old. He hasn't started school yet. People think he is slow because he never talks. But when he is at home he talks all the time. Whenever Meg or her mom aren't feeling well or are mad about something Charles Wallace knows. They don't know why but he does. He has pretty much the same problem. He doesn't know where his dad is.
Indian in the Cupboard
The main characters are Omri and the Indian. Omri is in 6th grade. He is a good kid and cares about little things like Indians and horses that are small and alive. He doesn't get in trouble a lot and he is a fast runner.
The Indian has a feather on his head, a pair of brown pants, he's very demanding, and he was a brave warrior that has killed 30 scalps.
The problem is Omri has to make sure no one finds out about the Indian. He has to make sure he gets food and a house, tools and furniture for the Indian.
The real main character is Winnie Foster. She is the main character because all the problems involve her and she expresses her feelings throughout the story. She is 11 and is in love with 17-year-old Jesse Tuck, even though she constantly thinks that he is crazy.
The other main characters are the Tucks, and the man in the yellow suit. The Tucks include Jesse, Mae Tuck, and Miles. They drank magical water and will live forever and let Winnie in on their secret and got into a whole huge mess. The man in the yellow suit is the enemy of the book and tries to take the water and Winnie.
The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe
The main characters of the Lion The Witch and The Wardrobe are Lucy, The Witch, and the brother Edmund. The names of the kids are Peter, Susan, Edmund, and Lucy. Lucy is the youngest and Susan and Peter are the oldest.
In the story of The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe, Lucy is getting a tour around the Professor's house, they were in a room with absolutely nothing in it. So Lucy went in the room, found a room (a magic room) and found out she was stepping on a whole bunch of coats after walking for awhile. She started feeling a cold softy snow around her feet.
Then she was in a forest and saw half man half goat . . . .
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