New Tales for Old

New Tales for Old

Folktales as Literary Fictions for Young Adults

Book - 1999
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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.

Publisher: Englewood, Colo. : Libraries Unlimited, 1999.
ISBN: 9781563084478
Branch Call Number: 398.2083 DEV
Characteristics: xxi, 408 p. ; 26 cm.
Additional Contributors: Altmann, Anna E.


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