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ERIC Number: ED042765
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969
Pages: 152
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The Ordinary and the Fabulous: An Introduction to Myths, Legends, and Fairy Tales for Teachers and Storytellers.
Cook, Elizabeth
Written for teachers, librarians, students, parents, and other storytellers, this book emphasizes the value and enchantment which children can find in the fabulous stories of four main European traditions--Greek myths and legends, Northern myths and legends, Arthurian Romances, and fairy tales. The four chapters contain (1) discussions of myths, legends, and fairy tales in the lives of children--past and present fashions, significances and values, and children's likes and dislikes; (2) comments on selections from these stories for ages eight to 14; (3) suggestions for presentation and creation of stories in the classroom with consideration given to names, visual images, historical setting, words, colors, shapes, and movements; and (4) explorations of the language and temper of storytelling: a critical examination of seven crucial scenes described in children's books and in translations of original sources. Also provided is a classified annotated list of children's books, and some books recommended for the storyteller. (JMC)
Cambridge University Press, American Branch, 32 East 57th St., New York, New York 10022 ($5.95 cloth, $1.95 paper)
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