The Joy of Fairy Tales

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Publication Information
Compiler(s): Gill Davies 
Publisher: Worth Press Ltd.
Release Date: September 1st, 2011

Genre: Fairy Tales/Informational/Picture Book

Reading Level: Moderate 

Target Age: 12+

Grade Levels: 7-12

Gender: Male/Female

Description of Novel
This book of fairy tales is the mother of all fairy tale books. It has just about every fairy tale you would ever want to teach in classroom. It also includes poems, plays, folk tales, legends, short stories, excerpts, and some famous illustrations. It has fairy tales from Europe, Asia, the Americas, and much much more. Before each fairy tale, poem, story, etc. it has a short informational section that explain the pieces origins. At the back of the book there is a short biography of all the authors and illustrators. The illustrations in this book are beyond great, and can stimulate some great thoughts. There is also a timeline that follows the evolution of the fairy and folk tales through history. All in all is the learning opportunities in this book is amazing! 

Cautions
Some of the original tales can be disturbing

Classroom Use
Core Content – This book is fantastic to use as the core text for a unit on fairy tales. The illustrations, facts, information, progression, etc. are all extremely useful classroom tools.

Other Suggested Readings
Supplementary information on fairy tales and their authors 
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