What is a Novel? (Easy Novel Guide)
A novel is a work of fiction. This means that it is made up and not factual. Unlike the short story, it is NOT short; it usually focuses on many events, places and more characters than the short story. Also, the time aspect is usually longer.
fiction = fiksjon
factual = noe som er basert på fakta/noko som er basert på fakta
events = hendelser/hendingar
You have probably heard of Harry Potter. To trigger your memory, take a look at the author's website. JK Rowling Official Website
Why do we call the books about Harry Potter novels?
They focus on many events and places; there are many characters and the story runs over a long period of time.
We have used Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone as an example. Remember, however, there are many books to choose from, YOU don't have to pick a Harry Potter book.
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