Educator's Companion to Children's Literature: Folklore, contemporary realistic fiction, fantasy, biographies, and tales from here and there

Author: Sharron L. McElmeel,Deborah L. McElmeel

Publisher: Libraries Unlimited

ISBN: 9781563083303

Category: Education

Page: 157

View: 2896

Includes chapters for folklore, contemporary fiction, fantasy, biographies, and tales from around the world, and suggests classroom and library activities to accompany them

Folktales and Fairy Tales: Traditions and Texts from around the World, 2nd Edition [4 volumes]

Traditions and Texts from around the World

Author: Anne E. Duggan Ph.D.,Donald Haase Ph.D.,Helen J. Callow

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1610692543

Category: Social Science

Page: 1590

View: 2240

Encyclopedic in its coverage, this one-of-a-kind reference is ideal for students, scholars, and others who need reliable, up-to-date information on folk and fairy tales, past and present. • Provides encyclopedic coverage of folktales and fairy tales from around the globe • Covers not only the history of the fairy tale, but also topics of contemporary importance such as the fairy tale in manga, television, pop music, and music videos • Brings together the study of geography, culture, history, and anthropology • Revises and expands an award-winning work to now include a full volume of selected tales and texts

The Oxford Companion to Fairy Tales

Author: Jack Zipes

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0199689822

Category:

Page: 704

View: 5376

In over 1,000 entries, this acclaimed Companion covers all aspects of the Western fairy tale tradition, from medieval to modern, under the guidance of Professor Jack Zipes. It provides an authoritative reference source for this complex and captivating genre, exploring the tales themselves, the writers who wrote and reworked them, and the artists who illustrated them. It also covers numerous related topics such as the fairy tale and film, television, art, opera, ballet, the oral tradition, music, advertising, cartoons, fantasy literature, feminism, and stamps. First published in 2000, 130 new entries have been added to account for recent developments in the field, including J. K. Rowling and Suzanne Collins, and new articles on topics such as cognitive criticism and fairy tales, digital fairy tales, fairy tale blogs and websites, and pornography and fairy tales. The remaining entries have been revised and updated in consultation with expert contributors. This second edition contains beautifully designed feature articles highlighting countries with a strong fairy tale tradition, covering: Britain and Ireland, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, North America and Canada, Portugal, Scandinavian countries, Slavic and Baltic countries, and Spain. It also includes an informative and engaging introduction by the editor, which sets the subject in its historical and literary context. A detailed and updated bibliography provides information about background literature and further reading material. In addition, the A to Z entries are accompanied by over 60 beautiful and carefully selected black and white illustrations. Already renowned in its field, the second edition of this unique work is an essential companion for anyone interested in fairy tales in literature, film, and art; and for anyone who values the tradition of storytelling.

Science Fiction and Fantasy Book Review

Author: Neil Barron,R. Reginald

Publisher: Wildside Press LLC

ISBN: 0893706094

Category: Fantasy fiction

Page: 202

View: 6367

"Science Fiction & Fantasy Book Review" was founded in 1979 to provide comprehensive coverage of all the major and minor books being released in the genre at that time. This was the golden era of SF publishing, with a thousand titles (old and new) hitting the stands and the bookshelves each and every year. From the older classics to the newest speculative fiction, this was the period when the best and the brightest shined forth their talents. SF&FBR included reviews by writers in the field, by amateur critics, and by litterateurs and University professors. Over a thousand books were covered during the single year of publication, many of them having been reviewed no where else, before or since. The January 1980 issue includes a comprehensive index of all the works featured during the preceding year. This reprint will be a welcome addition to the literature of science fiction and fantasy criticism. Neil Barron is a retired bibliographer and literary critic, editor of the acclaimed "Anatomy of Wonder" series. Robert Reginald was the publisher for twenty-five years of Borgo Press, and has authored over 110 books of his own."

Beastly

Author: Alex Flinn

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0061972533

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 336

View: 1441

With a new Beauty and the Beast movie hitting theaters in spring 2017, it’s time to catch up on all things Beastly. Find out what it was like for the beast in Alex Flinn’s contemporary retelling of the classic tale. I am a beast. A beast. Not quite wolf or bear, gorilla or dog but a horrible new creature who walks upright—a creature with fangs and claws and hair springing from every pore. I am a monster. You think I'm talking fairy tales? No way. The place is New York City. The time is now. It's no deformity, no disease. And I'll stay this way forever—ruined—unless I can break the spell. Yes, the spell, the one the witch in my English class cast on me. Why did she turn me into a beast who hides by day and prowls by night? I'll tell you. I'll tell you how I used to be Kyle Kingsbury, the guy you wished you were, with money, perfect looks, and the perfect life. And then, I'll tell you how I became perfectly . . . beastly.

Shattered Roses

A Beauty and the Beast retelling

Author: E L Parfitt

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 1537897594

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 79

View: 5684

A novella for all Beauty and the Beast fans! A contemporary retelling viewed through the eyes of a teenager. Sixteen year old Megan wants to be a doctor. When Megan volunteers at a residential home she meets Lady. Lady tells a fragmented and confusing story of a duke who never aged; his fate tied to the roses that grew in his garden. As Megan hears more of Lady’s tale she is intrigued to know whether the duke existed or if he is a figment of Lady’s imagination. As Megan embarks on unravelling the mystery of the beast a hidden family secret emerges... will it shatter her life forever?

Beauty and Her Beastly Love

Author: Rosetta Bloom

Publisher: In Bloom Romance Press

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: 112

View: 5062

Getting to happily ever after has never been so sexy or so much fun. Sparks fly in this retelling of the classic fairy tale Beauty and the Beast. In this version, you'll find enchanted manors, magical roses, pent-up desire and much, much more. In this grown up version of Beauty and the Beast, we meet Beauty, a sheltered young girl living in the French countryside with her father. She doesn't get out much, but her tutor has given her books that she is supposed to read privately. The books all have a rose imprinted on the cover and describe the ways in which men and women love each other. The books give Beauty ideas about pleasures of the flesh. Just like in the traditional tale, Beauty's father, Pierre, sets off on a journey and ends up taking refuge in an enchanted dwelling. Pierre takes a rose-covered book, like the ones his daughter reads, and is caught by the beast who lives in the manor. Pierre agrees to send his daughter in exchange for the Beast not killing him. When Beauty arrives, she feels disappointed that she will spend a lifetime imprisoned with this beast, rather than experiencing the type of relationship between a man and a woman described in her books. Only, as she gets to know Beast, she develops an attraction to him. Later, Beauty discovers that she and Beast can take pleasure in each other's company in more ways than she'd ever imagined. (This is an adult fairy tale; eRom)

Ein wilder Schwan

Author: Michael Cunningham

Publisher: Luchterhand Literaturverlag

ISBN: 3641175631

Category: Fiction

Page: 160

View: 8123

Michael Cunningham erzählt die alten Märchen neu – er betrachtet sie aus einem anderen Blickwinkel, hinterfragt sie mit Witz und Verve und zeigt dabei, wie zeitlos sie sind. Noch nie waren Märchen so lustig und raffiniert, so düster und sexy – und so wahr. Rumpelstilzchen, Hänsel und Gretel, Schneewittchen und Rapunzel – wer erinnert sich nicht an die Gutenachtgeschichten aus der Kindheit, an Märchen, die uns verzauberten und schaudern machten. Einer der begnadetsten amerikanischen Schriftsteller holt nun diese und andere Märchen in unsere Gegenwart und erzählt, was sie verschwiegen oder vergessen haben oder wie es nach dem angeblichen Ende »wirklich« weitergeht. Und welch tiefe Abgründe sich an jeder Ecke auftun können. Die altüberlieferten Mythen über Könige und Prinzessinnen, Flüche, Zauber, Habgier und Verlangen erweisen sich in Michael Cunninghams spielerischen, so ironischen wie klugen Erzählungen als verblüffend modern und menschlich.

Pinocchio

Author: Carlo Collodi

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 3958702023

Category: Fiction

Page: 224

View: 7934

Carlo Collodi, eigentlich Carlo Lorenzini (1826-1890) war ein italienischer Schriftsteller und Journalist. Meister Seppel, der Marionettenschnitzer, kommt aus dem Staunen nicht mehr heraus: die Puppe, die er gerade geschnitzt hat, ist lebendig! Er tauft sie Pinocchio und schnell zeigt sich: Pinocchio ist eigensinnig und rücksichtslos. Um ihm ein Schulbuch besorgen zu können, verkauft Meister Seppel seine einzige Jacke. Auf dem Weg zur Schule fühlt sich Pinocchio aber magisch von einem Puppentheater angezogen. Das ist der Anfang eines bewegten Abenteuers, in dem sich Pinocchio durch seinen Eigensinn immer wieder in große Probleme bringt. Trotzdem erfüllt sich am Ende Pinocchios großer Wunsch - ein richtiger Junge aus Fleisch und Blut zu werden.

The Hero and the Crown

Author: Robin McKinley

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 1497673658

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 248

View: 8248

In Robin McKinley’s Newbery Medal–winning novel, an outcast princess must earn her birthright as a hero of the realm Aerin is an outcast in her own father’s court, daughter of the foreign woman who, it was rumored, was a witch, and enchanted the king to marry her. She makes friends with her father’s lame, retired warhorse, Talat, and discovers an old, overlooked, and dangerously imprecise recipe for dragon-fire-proof ointment in a dusty corner of her father’s library. Two years, many canter circles to the left to strengthen Talat’s weak leg, and many burnt twigs (and a few fingers) secretly experimenting with the ointment recipe later, Aerin is present when someone comes from an outlying village to report a marauding dragon to the king. Aerin slips off alone to fetch her horse, her sword, and her fireproof ointment . . . But modern dragons, while formidable opponents fully capable of killing a human being, are small and accounted vermin. There is no honor in killing dragons. The great dragons are a tale out of ancient history. That is, until the day that the king is riding out at the head of an army. A weary man on an exhausted horse staggers into the courtyard where the king’s troop is assembled: “The Black Dragon has come . . . Maur, who has not been seen for generations, the last of the great dragons, great as a mountain. Maur has awakened.”

Towering

Author: Alex Flinn

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0062209213

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 304

View: 2945

New York Times #1 bestselling author Alex Flinn reimagined the fairy tale Beauty and the Beast in Beastly and gave a twist to the story of Sleeping Beauty in A Kiss in Time. Now with her gothic and darkly romantic YA novel Towering, Alex Flinn retells the tale of Rapunzel. When Rachel was taken to live in a tower by a woman she calls Mama, she was excited. She felt like a princess in a castle. But many years later, Rachel knows her palace is really a prison, and begins to plan her escape. She is encouraged by the speed with which her golden hair has been growing. It's gotten long enough to reach the ground. And she's begun dreaming of a green-eyed man. Could he be out there in the world? Is he coming to save her? Or will she find a way to save herself?

Das kleine weiße Pferd

Author: Elizabeth Goudge

Publisher: Verlag Freies Geistesleben

ISBN: 3772541771

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 312

View: 6145

600 Jahre alt ist das Schloss Moonacre, Stammsitz der Familie Merryweather, wohin die junge Maria mit ihrer Erzieherin Miss Heliotrope nach dem Tod ihrer Eltern übersiedelt. Als sich die Kutsche dem Haus nähert, meint Maria, in dem von Mondlicht überfluteten Park ein kleines weißes Pferd zu sehen. Und das ist nur der Anfang einer Reihe von merkwürdigen Erscheinungen, die sie im Schloss erwarten und die offenbar alle etwas mit ihr selbst zu tun haben. Mutig wagt sich Maria daran, die Familiengeheimnisse aufzuklären.

The Picture Book Comes of Age

Looking at Childhood Through the Art of Illustration

Author: Joseph H. Schwarcz,Chava Schwarcz

Publisher: Chicago : American Library Association

ISBN: N.A

Category: Art

Page: 217

View: 2503

International in scope, this book examines the role of illustrations in children's literature and the messages they send

Fluent in Fantasy

A Guide to Reading Interests

Author: Diana Tixier Herald

Publisher: Libraries Unltd Incorporated

ISBN: N.A

Category: Education

Page: 260

View: 1208

Herald offers an historical and structural overview of the genre, describes 15 subgenres and a score of variations within them, and lists nearly 1,000 of the best and most current reads available in the fantasy arena. An appendix lists recommended fantasy titles for young adults.