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

de Vos, Gail, Altmann, Anna E.

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ISBN 10: 1563084473 / ISBN 13: 9781563084478
Published by Libraries Unlimited, 1999
Used Condition: Acceptable Soft cover
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Title: New Tales for Old: Folktales As Literary ...

Publisher: Libraries Unlimited

Publication Date: 1999

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition:Acceptable

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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 cultural context, and the characteristics that make them attractive to young adults, de Vos and Altmann interpret specific tales (e.g., The Frog Prince, Cinderella, Rumpelstiltskin), describing their many reworkings and offering suggestions for using the material with young adults.

About the Author:

GAIL DE VOS is a storyteller and consultant in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, and the author of a number of books on storytelling.

ANNA E. ALTMANN is Associate Professor, School of Library and Information Studies, University of Alberta, Edmonton.

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