Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Twice upon a time (book)

Bomhold, C, & Elder, T.E. (2008). Twice upon a time: A guide to fractured, altered, and retold folk and fairy tales. Westport, CT: Libraries Unlimited.

Create dynamic story or theme units, booktalks, and other activities with this lively, comprehensive guide to more than 300 fractured, altered, and otherwise retold classic folk and fairy tales presented in picture books for K-5 students. Annotations describe each book, explaining how it diverges from the original. Settings and themes are highlighted and extras such as author's notes and glossaries are noted. Organized by original story ("Beauty and the Beast," "Cinderella," and so forth) and then by author, all entries also provide full bibliographic information. Indexes offer access by author, title, illustrator, location, and motif. This thorough and authoritative reference is also useful for collection development and reader's advisory, and researchers and students who are mapping story variations will find it invaluable. Grades K-5. (Book Description)