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Tales from the Brothers Grimm and the Sisters Weird (Magic Carpet Books) Paperback – August 1, 2005
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Grade 4-8?A different take on traditional icons of virtue and evil. In the course of retelling some popular fairy tales, Vande Velde challenges readers' notions of good, bad, and ugly by examining the stock characters' motivations and often recasting them in a different light. Needless to say, these role reversals affect very different outcomes to the familiar, if slightly fractured, story lines. For example, kindhearted Rumpelstiltzkin wins the heroine away from the vain, self-important king, and the Frog Prince, once restored to his princely stature, rejects the haughty princess and goes home to the goose girl. To say nothing of the demonic twins Hansel and Gretel, who have done in one mother and are ready to take on another. Modern references and sensibilities, such as those in the "And Now a Word from Our Sponsor" and "PG-13," add to the humor (often the gallows variety). Entertaining and provocative, these selections make good read-alouds and can be used to spark discussion or creative writing exercises.?Luann Toth, School Library Journal
Copyright 1996 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to the Library Binding edition.
"Terrific fun."--Kirkus Reviews
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There are many fairy tale retellings; those of Robin McKinley (Beauty, Rose Daughter), Donna Jo Napoli (Spinners, Zel, The Magic Circle) Mercedes Lackey (The Fire Rose, The Firebird) and Patricia Wrede (Snow White and Rose Red) are particularly worth checking out.
Anyway. Cute read. And most of the tales are great for little kids. I thought the "Rated PG-13" on the back was a joke, but after reading it I see that it's not, not really. It's not inappropriate at all for anyone over 13 I think. Just a little creepy.