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Tommy and the Cloud is an attempt to create an experience. It tells of a sr.1all boy's imagination, and his search for something more satisfying; than that provided by ordinary childhood.

The story is followed by a subjective analysis of Tommy and the Cloud in light of certain literary qualities shared by "good" children's books. Some of the concepts to be explored will include theme--the underlying idea or ideas of a story; originality of idea or presentation--there's a difference between a truly unique approach and an unrealistic overly-fantastic "ripoff"; and characterization--do the people seem real and lifelike? The reader may wish to keep these three points in mind as he travels through Tommy's world.

Year of Submission


Degree Name

Master of Arts


Department of Library Science

First Advisor

Mary Lou Mc Grew


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