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Grumbles from the forest : fairy-tale voices with a twist : poems

Author: Jane Yolen; Rebecca Kai Dotlich; Matt Mahurin
Publisher: Honesdale, Pa. : WordSong, ©2013.
Edition/Format:   Book : Elementary and junior high school : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Juvenile works
Poetry
Juvenile poetry
Material Type: Elementary and junior high school
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jane Yolen; Rebecca Kai Dotlich; Matt Mahurin
ISBN: 9781590788677 1590788672
OCLC Number: 805655057
Description: 40 p. : col. ill. ; 29 cm.
Responsibility: by Jane Yolen and Rebecca Kai Dotlich ; illustrations by Matt Mahurin.
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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.

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