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Extra! Extra!: Fairy-Tale News from Hidden Forest Hardcover – July 10, 2007

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Product Details

  • Age Range: 5 - 8 years
  • Grade Level: Kindergarten - 3
  • Hardcover: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Atheneum Books for Young Readers (July 10, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 068982582X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0689825828
  • Product Dimensions: 8.9 x 0.4 x 10.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 13.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,001,311 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews


"Teachers of fairy-tale units will love the subtle teaching of newspaper content and layout. A must for every fairy-tale collection." - Kirkus Reviews

"Through articles, opinion pieces, and even sports and international pages, several issues of the Hidden Forest News provide the scoop on Jack and the Beanstalk and report on an Italian toymaker who has gone missing while searching for his puppet/son and a race between a hare and a tortoise." - From School Library Journal

"As with the pre­vi­ous books, the fun is in fol­low­ing famil­iar char­ac­ters as they inter­act with one another and play out their well-known roles." - Horn Book

"Extra! Extra! By Alma Flor Ada (Atheneum, ages five to eight) gives all the scoops on fairy tale news as pre­sented in the news­pa­per." - Nugget

"Extra! Extra! Read all about it. Lots of inter­est­ing sto­ries in these news­pa­pers!" - Booktalks

From the Author

ub­lish­ing a book is always a long process, but some­times it can be a VERY long process. That was the case of my lat­est book: Extra! Extra! Fairy-Tale News from Hid­den For­est. Due to a series of mishaps, it took 9 long years to go from a man­u­script to a book. But, now rejoic­ing in the great art of Leslie Tryon, it was worth the wait. This is a book I have got­ten to like and love more each day...because it was born out of my love for news­pa­per -grand­daugh­ter of two news­pa­per men that I am- and because I believe that while fun and enter­tain­ment it will give chil­dren an oppor­tu­nity to see two sides of an argu­ment, and also to learn to read crit­i­cally. When a giant beanstalk appears in Hid­den For­est the town gets divided between those who feel that any­thing dif­fer­ent is a men­ace that should be elim­i­nated, and want to chop down the beanstalk imme­di­ately, and those who pro­pose that there may be rich­ness in diversity...

You can read Leslie Tryon's reflec­tions about the cre­ation of the Hid­den For­est series in the chap­ter she wrote for Alma Flor Ada and You, vol­ume II
pub­lished by Libraries Unlim­ited in the series The Author and You.

More About the Author

Alma Flor Ada, Pro­fes­sor Emerita at the Uni­ver­sity of San Fran­cisco, has devoted her life to advo­cacy for peace by pro­mot­ing a ped­a­gogy ori­ented to per­sonal real­iza­tion and social jus­tice. A for­mer Rad­cliffe Scholar at Har­vard Uni­ver­sity and Ful­bright Research Scholar she is an inter­na­tion­ally re-known speaker and the author of numer­ous children's books of poetry, nar­ra­tive, folk­lore and non fic­tion. Her books have received pres­ti­gious awards; among many: Christo­pher Medal (The Gold Coin), Pura Bel­pré Medal (Under the Royal Palms), Once Upon a World (Gath­er­ing the Sun), Par­ents' Choice Honor (Dear Peter Rab­bit), NCSS and CBC Notable Book (My Name is María Isabel). She is also the author of a book of mem­oirs, Vivir en dos idiomas, two nov­els for adults, En clave de sol and A pesar del amor, and sev­eral pro­fes­sional books for edu­ca­tors, includ­ing A Mag­i­cal Encounter: Latino Children's Lit­er­a­ture in the Class­room, as well as a wealth of edu­ca­tional mate­ri­als. Her work, in col­lab­o­ra­tion with F. Isabel Cam­poy in pro­mot­ing author­ship in stu­dents, teach­ers, and par­ents is the con­tent of their book Authors in the Class­room: A Trans­for­ma­tive Edu­ca­tion Process. Alma Flor Ada has been awarded the Amer­i­can Edu­ca­tion Research Asso­ci­a­tion [AERA] His­panic Issues Award for Research in Ele­men­tary, Sec­ondary and Post­sec­ondary Edu­ca­tion and the Cal­i­for­nia Asso­ci­a­tion for Bilin­gual Edu­ca­tion [CABE] Life Long Award.

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Cute book! I use this book to teach a fairy tale news unit in my 2nd grade classroom. They enjoyed the examples and hearing news versions of popular fairy tales.
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This imaginative, humorous book takes the form of a newspaper reporting on the happenings of common fairy tales. It is also a great "mentor text" - one that teachers can use to stimulate imagination and teach various formats of writing.
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