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New Tales for Oldby Gail de Vos
The timeless themes and versatility of folk tales have helped them survive and flourish over centuries, taking on myriad forms-short story, picture book, film, poem, and novel. New Tales for Old gathers together a number of popular folktale re-workings (not just simple retellings) in a variety of genres that appeal to young adults. After discussing the nature of folktales, their cultural context, and the characteristics that make them attractive to young adults, de Vos and Altmann interpret specific Grimm tales describing their many re-workings and offering suggestions for using the material with young adults. The tales discussed in this book are: Cinderella, The Frog King or Iron Henry, Hansel and Gretel, Little Red Riding Hood, Rapunzel, Rumpelstiltskin, Sleeping Beauty, and Snow White.