(This post originally appears in Bear Pond Books Resources for Educators (K-12) blog, written by Helen Labun Jordan. I've changed some of it to fit my blog, but otherwise, credit goes to Helen and
Bear Pond Books for the original post).
The last installment of Bear Pond Books 2013-2014 Author-Educators talk series is happening Saturday, April 12th at 11:00 am in the Children's Room. I'm delighted to have been invited to talk about fairy tales.
Last summer, my colleague Pam Dow and I received a Global Teacher Fellowship through the Rural School and Community Trust to travel to France and Italy and study the homes of fairy tales like Rapunzel, Rumpelstiltskin, and Sleeping Beauty. You can read an article about the Fellowship here.
I returned with many ideas for the elementary school classroom. This February, WCAX-TV in Burlington, VT covered our school's day-long immersion in traveling to Paris, France (just like Pam and I did) in their exceptionally produced story Welcome to Paris.
Join me on the 12th in beautiful downtown Montpelier, VT to find out more about France, Italy, fairy tales and using them in schools. This talk is free and open to the public. Bear Pond will have discounts on books and certificates available for teachers who are able to use this workshop for continuing education credits.
Want to learn more before the talk? Here are some resources to check out:
- Recommended Books. Articles related to the recommended book list from Bear Pond:
- School Library Journal interview with Chris Duffy on Fairy Tale Comics
- Book Lust interview with illustrator Paul O. Zelinsky
- An article we did not expect to be inspired by Trina Schart Hyman, in Horn Book (authors respond to bad reviews)
- Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators - Ruth Sanderson
- Review (with pictures) of Yummy: Eight Fairy Tales Retold from the Books4YourKids blog.
- Other Recommended Reading:
- Multicultural Cinderella Stories, article by Mary Northrup for the American Library Association
- The University of Notre Dame course ENGL- 201118 Reinventing the Fairy Tale offers lecture notes and readings free through OpenCourseWare
- "Beauties and Beasts ‘Tales From the Brothers Grimm,’ and More" By Maria Tatar. Published: November 8, 2013 in the New York Times
- “Why Fairy Tales Matter: The Performative and the Transformative” by Maria Tatar.
- Two fun posts: