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New Tales for Old: Folktales as Literary Fictions for Young Adults

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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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Julie Tompkins
Jul 25, 2008 rated it it was amazing
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
Bridgett
Dec 01, 2011 rated it really liked it
An overview of popular fairy tales, listing of motifs, and summaries of fairy tale retellings and studies in great depth. Great for finding new books to read!
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