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A Swiftly Tilting Planet

Will Call #40 — The Hero’s Journey in Children’s Literature with Deirdre Flynn Sullivan

"The Mad Tea Party;" Alice goes on variations of the "hero's journey" in "Alice in Wonderland" and "Through the Looking Glass;" illustration by John Tenniel, 1865. Although popular in children's literature, the monomyth is ubiquitous throughout all genres of fiction.
“The Mad Tea Party;” Alice goes on variations of the “hero’s journey” in “Alice in Wonderland” and “Through the Looking Glass;” illustration by John Tenniel, 1865. Although popular in children’s literature, the monomyth is found throughout all genres of fiction.

Deirdre Flynn Sullivan joins us again for a Young Adult and Children’s Literature episode of “Will Call,” and she chooses the “Hero’s Journey” as our topic, which seems an appropriate, if less than obvious, direction to take this holiday season.

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