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The undying subject matters and flexibility of folks stories have helped them live to tell the tale and flourish over centuries, taking over myriad forms-short tale, photo ebook, movie, poem, and novel. This booklet gathers jointly a couple of well known folktale reworkings (not simply uncomplicated retellings) in a number of genres that entice teenagers. After discussing the character of folktales, their cultural context, and the features that cause them to beautiful to teenagers, de Vos and Altmann interpret particular stories (e.g., The Frog Prince, Cinderella, Rumpelstiltskin), describing their many reworkings and supplying feedback for utilizing the fabric with younger adults.

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