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What type of fiction is "Papa's Parrot"?

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"Papa's Parrot" is an example of what's called realistic fiction. This means that it deals with situations that could happen to just about anyone, telling us a story in which recognizably real life events take place.

At some point in their lives, most young people get embarrassed by their parents. It's a perfectly normal part of...

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