Product Details
List Price:
$16.95
Ages:
7 to 10
Grades:
2 to 5
Pages:
40
Trim Size:
9" x 11"
Published:
03/2013
Imprint:
Wordsong
ISBN-13: 978-1-59078-867-7
Illustrations:
Full-color illustrations
Lexile Level:
-

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About the Book

Overview

What were all those fairy-tale characters thinking? Jane Yolen and Rebecca Kai Dotlich answer this question in paired poems, with sometimes startling results. The Princess claims all those mattresses kept her awake—not a silly pea—while the poor pea complains that the princess snores. One Snow White begs the witch to settle by the bay and throw that mirror away. Another boldly tells the mirror she “won’t be guided by a glass that’s so one-sided.” Grumbles from the Forest is a bewitching brew of voices—grumbling, pleading, bragging, reminiscing, confiding—that bubbles with magic and wonder. The spectacular paintings that tie the poems together are full of surprise and intrigue. This stunning collection includes end notes that briefly describe the tales and their history and an introduction that invites readers to imagine their own poems from unusual perspectives.

Reviews

"Yolen and Dotlich refashion 15 classic fairy tales into incisive poems told from dual perspectives. . . Mahurin's inky illustrations make theatrical use of dimension, light, and shadow as the characters bound from their expected roles." -- Publishers Weekly

Meet the Author

Jane Yolen

Jane Yolen is a poet and author of children's books, fantasy, and science fiction. She has been called the Hans Christian Andersen of America and the Aesop of the twentieth century, and her books and stories have won numerous awards, including the Caldecott Medal, two Nebula Awards, and two Christopher Medals, among many others.

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Rebecca Kai Dotlich

Rebecca Kai Dotlich is the author of many children's poetry and picture books, including One Day, The End; The Knowing Book; and Lemonade Sun. Her books have won various honors, including the Boston Globe-Horn Book Honor Award and the Golden Kite Honor Award. She lives near Indianapolis and gives presentations and workshops across the country. Visit her at rebeccakaidotlich.com.

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