“I have used this textbook for four courses on children’s literature with enrollments of over ninety students. It is without doubt the most well organized selection of literary fairy tales and critical commentaries currently available. Students love it.” —Lita Barrie, California State University, Los Angeles This Norton Critical Edition includes: · Seven different tale types: “Little Red Riding Hood,” “Beauty and the Beast,” “Snow White,” “Sleeping Beauty,” “Cinderella,” “Bluebeard,” and “Tricksters.” These groupings include multicultural versions, literary rescriptings, and introductions and annotations by Maria Tatar. · Tales by Hans Christian Andersen and Oscar Wilde. · More than fifteen critical essays exploring the various aspects of fairy tales. New to the Second Edition are interpretations by Ernst Bloch, Walter Benjamin, Max Lüthi, Lewis Hyde, Jessica Tiffin, and Hans-Jörg Uther. · A revised and updated Selected Bibliography.
Award-winning artist Scott Gustafson, inspired by the Golden Age of illustration, continues his re-telling of best loved fairy tales in Volume II of this ebook collection of classics. The fixed layout ebook format retains the lavishly illustrated spreads from his Classic Fairy Tales printed book. These fabulously retold family favorites can be read aloud or enjoyed through the dramatic word-for-word narration by actress Ann Twomey. With over 70 pages of masterful storytelling and magical full color paintings, formatted for ease of use on your e-reader device, this ebook will quickly become a family favorite.
The classic tale of The Little Mermaid - with a twist!! Rip is a beautiful young merboy, living as a prince in the undersea kingdom of Okwajania. Obsessed with the non-magical human world and its technologies, he is defiant and rebellious. He fears that he will never escape this world that he has never truly belonged within... ...until the day he saves a human man from drowning. Evan, who had been blasted off of a sinking gay cruise ship, seems to embody everything young Rip has ever longed for. Because of this, he trades his voice to a wicked drag queen sea witch for legs. Yet, unbeknownst to Rip, this dark being has an agenda of his own... Can Rip find true love within the sweltering summer heat of Miami? Or will he turn to sea foam...and perish? *Includes art and illustrations.
The fairy tale may be one of the most important cultural and social influences on children's lives. But until Fairy Tales and the Art of Subversion, little attention had been paid to the ways in which the writers and collectors of tales used traditional forms and genres in order to shape children's lives – their behavior, values, and relationship to society. As Jack Zipes convincingly shows, fairy tales have always been a powerful discourse, capable of being used to shape or destabilize attitudes and behavior within culture. For this new edition, the author has revised the work throughout and added a new introduction bringing this classic title up to date.
Dear Reader, you hold in your hands a very special book that contains more than thirty-five classic fairy tales and nursery rhymes, plus your very own survival guide to the Land of Stories. If you notice the pages glowing, followed by an inviting humming noise, don't be afraid! That is just the book's magic. But whatever you do, don't lean too far into the book. You never know where you might end up. Enter the world of fairy tales in this stunning illustrated gift book that includes more than thirty-five beloved stories and rhymes retold by No.1 New York Times bestselling author Chris Colfer. This gorgeous, full-colour companion book to the Land of Stories series will appeal to new and old fans alike, who will delight in favorite classics such as 'Cinderella', 'Sleeping Beauty', 'Little Red Riding Hood', 'Jack and the Beanstalk' and more. Here is the beloved fairy-tale treasury that Alex and Conner fall into in The Land of Stories: The Wishing Spell - a beautifully designed addition to the series, and the magical book that started it all!