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Author: Francelia Butler
Publisher: Prospect Heights, IL : Waveland Press, 1989, ©1977.
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From the Publisher: Literature for children appears in many genres, each with its own conventions and traditions. But beyond the mechanical devices, beyond the crafting of a well-wrought tale, lies wisdom of heart. Wisdom of heart is experienced by child and adult alike, but sharing the experience is sometimes as difficult for the adult as it is for the child. Butler's book brings adults into active participation in  Read more...
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Sharing literature with children.
Prospect Heights, IL : Waveland Press, 1989, ©1977
(OCoLC)743168650
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Francelia Butler
ISBN: 0881334634 9780881334630
OCLC Number: 20902079
Description: xx, 492 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Contents: Preface --
Part 1: Toys And Games --
Folk rhymes --
Riddles --
Tongue twisters and catches --
Counting-out rhymes --
Acting out rhymes --
Jump-rope rhymes --
Skip-rope rhymes as a reflection of American culture / Francelia Butler --
Folk play --
Punch and Judy --
Fantasy --
Velveteen Rabbit or how toys become real (selection) / Margery Williams Bianco --
Winnie-the-Pooh (selection) / A A Milne --
Impunity Jane: the story of a pocket doll (selection) / Rumer Godden --
Raggedy Ann and the paper dragon (selection) / Johnny Gruelle --
Steadfast tin-soldier / Hans Christian Andersen --
Pinocchio: the adventures of a marionette (selections) / Carlo Collodi --
Fiction --
Sign on Rosie's door (selection) / Maurice Sendak --
Boy and the whale (selection) / Jose Maria Sanchez-Silva --
Poetry --
Duel / Eugene Field --
Land of story books / Robert Louis Stevenson --
Us two / A A Milne --
Block city / Robert Louis Stevenson --
Paper boats / Rabindranath Tagore --
Swing song / William Allingham --
Land of counterpane / Robert Louis Stevenson --
Lines and squares / A A Milne --
Kite / Harry Behn --
Pickety fence / David McCord --
Hiding / Dorothy Aldis --
Blum / Dorothy Aldis --
Tiptoe / Karla Kuskin --
My plan / Marchette Chute --
Chanson Innocente / e e cummings --
Centaur / May Swenson --
Essays --
Some remarks on Raggedy Ann and Johnny Gruelle / Martin Williams --
Puppet immortals of children's literature / Michael Michanczyk --
Toys and literature / Leonard R Mendelsohn --
Explorations --
Selected readings. Part 2: Fools --
Myth --
Golden touch (Greek) / Nathaniel Hawthorne --
Fable --
Man, the boy, and the donkey / Aesop --
Folk rhymes --
Simple Simon --
When I was a little boy, I had but little wit --
There was a man so wise --
Three wise men of Gotham --
Folktales --
Sea of gold (Japanese) / Yoshiko Uchida --
Golden goose (German) --
Jack and the beanstalk / James Reeves --
Madman of Naranath (Indian) / Shankar --
Shrewd Todie and Lyzer the miser (Jewish) / Isaac Bashevis Singer --
Literary folktales --
Twelve silly sisters / Padraic Colum --
Mixed-up feet and the silly bridegroom / Isaac Bashevis Singer --
Fiction --
Rufus M (selection) / Eleanor Estes --
Drama --
Busu (Japanese) --
Poetry --
Moon folly (Song of coon the fool) / Fannie Stearns Gifford --
Purple cow / Gelett Burgess --
Jabberwocky / Lewis Carroll --
Fool's song / William Carlos Williams --
Blind men and the elephant / John G Saxe --
Ostrich is a silly bird / Mary E Wilkins Freeman --
Dinky / Theodore Roethke --
Rhyme and limericks --
Akond of Swat / Edward Lear --
Edward Lear --
Anthony Euwer, Gelett Burgess / G T Johnson --
Essays --
Fool and the child / Jerome Griswold --
Interview with Isaac Bashevis Singer --
Explorations --
Selected readings. Part 3: Masks And Shadows --
Masks --
Myth --
Perseus (Greek) / Edith Hamilton --
Folktales --
Why no one lends his beauty (Nigerian) / Harold Courlander --
Little burnt-face (American Indian-Micmac) / Frances J Olcott --
Brave little tailor (German) --
Master cat; or, puss in boots (French) / Charles Perrault --
Fantasy --
Emperor's new clothes / Hans Christian Andersen --
Shadows --
Fable --
Dog and the shadow / Aesop --
Folk rhymes --
Little Jack Horner --
Tom, Tom, the piper's son --
Queen of Hearts --
Ding dong bell, the cat is in the well --
As I went over the water --
Old father long-legs --
Little Miss Muffet --
There was a crooked man, and he walked a crooked mile --
Folktales --
Elk's head (American Indian-Winnebago) / Paul Radin --
Fox boy and his shadow (American Indian-California) / Jaime de Angulo --
Two travelers (German) --
Flute (Nigerian) / Chinua Achebe --
Literary folktale --
How Jahdu ran through darkness in no time at all / Virginia Hamilton --
Fantasy --
Shadow / Hans Christian Andersen --
Dorp dead (selection) / Julia Cunningham --
Tale of two bad mice / Beatrix Potter --
Last battle (selection) / C S Lewis --
Biography --
Geronimo: the fighting Apache (selection) / Ronald Syme --
Poetry --
Mewlips / J R R Tolkien --
Garden seat / Thomas Hardy --
Sometimes I feel this way / John Ciardi --
Wild west / Robert Boylan --
My aunt / Ted Hughes --
Windy nights / Robert Louis Stevenson --
My inside-self / Rachel Field --
Old wife and the ghost / James Reeves --
My shadow / Robert Louis Stevenson --
Listeners / Walter de la Mare --
Forgotten (child's poem from Terezin Concentration Camp) --
Molly Means / Margaret Walker --
Essays --
Shadow / M Esther Harding --
Achebe's "The flute" / Marianne Whelchel --
Look at Andersen's "The shadow" / K Narayan Kutty --
Explorations --
Selected readings. Part 4: Sex Roles --
Myth --
Atalanta (Greek) / Betty Miles --
Folktales --
Nana Miriam (Nigerian) / Hans Baumann --
Three strong women (Tall tale from Japan) / Claus Stamm --
Master-maid (Swedish) --
Molly Whipple / James Reeves --
Literary folktale --
White horse girl and the blue wind boy / Carl Sandburg --
Fiction --
Harriet the spy (selection) / Louise Fitzhugh --
Taste of blackberries (selection) / Doris Buchanan Smith --
It's like this, cat (selection) / Emily Neville --
Julie of the wolves (selection) / Jean George --
Biography --
Sojourner Truth: a self-made woman (selection) / Victoria Ortiz --
Poetry --
Marching song / Robert Louis Stevenson --
Certain age / Phyllis McGinley --
My dog is a plumber / Dan Greenburg --
Essays --
Feminists and fairy tales: a controversy --
Fairy tale liberation / Alison Lurie --
Witches and fairies / Alison Lurie --
Review of womenfolk and fairy tales / Susan Cooper --
Some day my prince will come / Marcia R Lieberman --
Sugar n spice snips n snails / Anne Devereaux Jordan --
Explorations --
Selected readings --
Part 5: Circles --
Myth --
Demeter (Greek) / Edith Hamilton --
Cupid and psyche (Greek) / Edith Hamilton --
Biblical writing --
Earth abideth forever (Ecclesiastes 1) --
To everything there is a season (Ecclesiastes 3) --
Voice of the turtle (Song of songs 2) --
Folk songs --
Round the mulberry bush --
Ring-a-ring o' roses --
Folk play --
St George and the dragon / Diana John --
Folktales --
East of the sun and west of the moon (Scandinavian) / Gwyn Jones --
Rapunzel (German) --
Blanket (French) / Francelia Butler --
Literary folktale --
Esarhaddon, King of Assyria / Leo Tolstoy --
Fantasy --
Little prince (selection) / Antoine de Saint-Exupery --
Charlotte's web (selection) / E B White --
Fiction --
Waterless mountain (selection) / Laura Adams Armer --
now Miguel (selection) / Joseph Krumgold --
Poetic fiction --
World is round / Gertrude Stein --
Poetry --
There was a child went forth / Walt Whitman --
Dream variation / Langston Hughes --
Tragic story / William Makepeace Thackeray --
Roundelay from the August eclogue, from the shepheardes calendar / Edmund Spenser --
Pleasures of merely circulating / Wallace Stevens --
Lamb / William Blake --
Secret sits / Robert Frost --
Cat and the moon / William Butler Yeats --
World (selection) / Henry Vaughan --
Where the hayfields were / Archibald MacLeish --
Creations / James Weldon Johnson --
Even as the snow fell / Issa --
Written in March / William Wordsworth --
What is so rare as a day in June? / James Russell Lowell --
Rhyme --
Roundabout turn / Robert H Charles --
Essays --
Webs of concern: the little prince and Charlotte's web / Laurence Gagnon --
Gertrude Stein's the world is round / J D O'Hara --
Explorations --
Selected readings --
Afterword: On fantasy and the child --
Uses of enchantment (selections) / Bruno Bettelheim --
Ethics of Elfland (selection) / G k Chesterton --
Meditation on children and their literature (selection) / Clifton Fadiman --
Tree and leaf (selection) / J R R Tolkien --
Index.
Responsibility: [edited by] Francelia Butler.

Abstract:

From the Publisher: Literature for children appears in many genres, each with its own conventions and traditions. But beyond the mechanical devices, beyond the crafting of a well-wrought tale, lies wisdom of heart. Wisdom of heart is experienced by child and adult alike, but sharing the experience is sometimes as difficult for the adult as it is for the child. Butler's book brings adults into active participation in sharing literature with children, challenging adults to confront the inner child in themselves. She calls this "restorying the adult." In addition, she shows how literature can be shared with children in conjunction with storytelling, games, dancing, singing, puppetry, acting out, and other fascinating and creative activities. Using the best available standards of literary taste and an educated intuition, Butler chose pieces for feeling, value, quality, and balance. The five themes that form the major divisions of the book: Toys and Games, Fools, Masks and Shadows, Sex Roles, and Circles, grew organically from a decade of study of the shared literary interests of children and adults. Each section is further divided by genre; in over one hundred and sixty selections, she presents folktales, folk rhymes, folk plays, fantasy, fiction, poetry, essays, mythology, fables, drama, biography, and biblical writing. Far from being a comprehensive book that tries to cover the field or present a microcosm of the child's experience, or the human experience, or experience of the universe, and so on, Sharing Literature with Children is only the beginning of a great experience that opens out into the almost limitless potential of the world of great literature for children, or for that matter, of all literature.

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