Snow White Stories Around the World: 4 Beloved Tales by Jessica Gunderson, Colleen Madden, Eva Montanari, Valentina Belloni |, Paperback | Barnes & Noble
Snow White Stories Around the World: 4 Beloved Tales

Snow White Stories Around the World: 4 Beloved Tales

by Jessica Gunderson, Colleen Madden, Eva Montanari, Valentina Belloni
     
 

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Think there's just one fairy tale with a beautiful girl and an evil stepmother? Think again! Cultures all around the world have their own Snow White stories. Visit Albania, Germany, Mozambique, and Turkey, and find out who meets 40 dragons instead of seven dwarfs, and on whose forehead a bright star shines.

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Think there's just one fairy tale with a beautiful girl and an evil stepmother? Think again! Cultures all around the world have their own Snow White stories. Visit Albania, Germany, Mozambique, and Turkey, and find out who meets 40 dragons instead of seven dwarfs, and on whose forehead a bright star shines.

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Denise Hartzler
Cultures from around the world have their own versions of tales such as Cinderella, Rapunzel, and Snow White. Author Jessica Gunderson travels into Albania, Germany, Mozambique, and Turkey to bring readers their versions of this beloved fairy tale in this title in the “Multicultural Fairy Tales” series. This book opens with the traditional German tale of “Snow White and the Dwarves.” As readers move from Germany to Albania, they hear a story about a princess named Marigo who meets forty dragons (much like the dwarves). The next tale moves readers to Mozambique with a story about a girl with a star on her forehead. In it, the mirror always replies to the jealous mother, “Only heaven is more beautiful.” The tales weaves in parts of the traditional story where men are instructed to kill the most beautiful girl; but the men cannot and tell her to run away. What happens next is similar in theory but different enough to make the story shorter and to give readers a little surprise at the end. In the last tale from Turkey, Grenatchen is the most beautiful girl. Like the story from Mozambique, this one has enough distinction from the original German tale to keep readers engaged and wanting to know its ending. As fairy tales travel from neighbor to neighbor, village to village, or land to land, the details change to fit each culture. What was once a poisonous apple becomes a poisonous slipper, which then becomes a poisonous ring. A king becomes a sultan; dwarves become dragons. As this series shows, fairy tales are ever evolving that entertain or teach young audiences. An illustrated, multicultural tale that will work well in classrooms. Reviewer: Denise Hartzler; Ages 5 to 9.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781479554508
Publisher:
Capstone Press
Publication date:
07/01/2014
Series:
Multicultural Fairy Tales Series
Pages:
32
Sales rank:
776,382
Product dimensions:
7.70(w) x 9.80(h) x 0.50(d)
Lexile:
580L (what's this?)
Age Range:
4 - 8 Years

Meet the Author

Jessica Gunderson grew up in the small town of Washburn, North Dakota. She has a bachelor’s degree from the University of North Dakota and an MFA in Creative Writing from Minnesota State University, Mankato. She has written more than fifty books for young readers. Her book Ropes of Revolution won the 2008 Moonbeam Award for best graphic novel. She currently lives in Madison, Wisconsin, with her husband and cat.

The fourth girl in a family of 8 children, Colleen Madden made it through childhood pretending to be a space princess with a wookie sidekick and drawing in her cardboard box art studio. Colleen spent some time acting and training at The Second City in Chicago, then went on to graduate from a small liberal arts school in Massachusetts, with a contract major in illustration and English literature. She is currently residing in the Philadelphia area, with her writer-husband, and their 2 sons. She has illustrated for many different kinds of clients and is the recipient of an International Greeting Card Louie Award. When not illustrating, Colleen can be found long distance running, making her boys giggle, and eating lots and lots of sushi.

Eva Montanari was born in Rimini, Italy, in 1977. She started out as a children’s books author and illustrator while she was still a student, graduating from the State Institute of Art and the European Institute of Design in Milan. Now she is an internationally recognized artist that wrote and illustrated children books that have been published in Italy, United States, Japan, Taiwan, France, Spain, UK and Germany.

I was born on the 7th of november 1986 in Cuneo, a city near Turin, Italy .
As a young child, I was always drawing and painting and after my graduation I finally decided to make my great passion into a career! This was one of the best choice in my life.
I attended a three years post diploma degree, with a master of Illustration at the IED of Turin, Italy, where I graduated in July 2008. During this experience I built up my artist’s skills, with a regardful eye to the juvenile illustration market.
In 2010 I became part of the freelance Illustrators represented by the MB Artists of New York, having the great possibility to work with several important publishers.
This job is amazing and I just want to keep growing up in the great word of illustration, my job and my passion at the same time.

Carolina was born in Bahía Blanca, Argentina. She graduated in 1993 becoming both a Professor and Bachelor of Arts specialized in drawing. In 2005 she won the charge of Adjunt Teacher of the department of Drawing in the career of Visual Communication Design at the faculty of Bellas Artes. In 2007 she was selected by the National Cultural Secretariat of Argentina as the illustrator for the XVI Feria del Libro of Habana, Cuba. Carolina is currently working both as an illustrator and teacher.

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