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 has been called the Hans Christian Andersen of America and the Aesop of the twentieth century. Her many awards include both the Kerlan Award and the Regina Medal for the body of her work. She lives in Hatfield, Massachusetts, and St. Andrews, Scotland. janeyolen.com

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Rebecca Kai Dotlich

Rebecca Kai Dotlich is a poet and picture book author who has loved words as long as she can remember. She studied creative writing, art history and anthropology at Indiana University. She is the author of When Riddles Come Rumbling, Lemonade Sun and One Day, The End among other titles. Her books have won various honors, including the Golden Kite Honor Award, Bank Street Best Books of the Year, 10 Best Books for Babies and AAAS Suburu SB&F Prize honor.  Her work appears in dozens of anthologies, magazines and textbooks. She has been a contributing columnist and poetry advisor to Creative Classroom magazine, and has served on both IRA and NCTE poetry award committees. Rebecca lives near Indianapolis, Indiana, and gives presentations and poetry workshops across the country. Visit rebeccakaidotlich.com.  

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