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New Tales for Old: Folktales as Literary Fictions for Young Adults
The timeless themes and versatility of folk tales have helped them survive and flourish over centuries, taking on myriad forms-short story, picture book, film, poem, and novel. This book gathers together a number of popular folktale reworkings (not just simple retellings) in a variety of genres that appeal to young adults. After discussing the nature of folktales, their cu ...more
Paperback, 408 pages
Published October 1st 1999 by Libraries Unlimited
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This resource devotes a chapter to the origin of many traditional folktales including Cinderella, The Frog King, Hansel and Gretel, Little Red Riding Hood, Rupunzel, Rumplestiltskin, Sleeping Beauty, and Snow White. Included in each chapter are the variations of the story in the past, as well as variations of the story published today. This resource is useful in explaining the origin of folktales and theories of how folktales have spread. I focused on the chapter on Cinderella stories because I ...more