Write Your Own Folktale

Write Your Own Folktale

by Natalie M. Rosinsky
     
 

Your imagination will be your bridge into the worldwide tradition of folktales. Long before stories were written down, storytellers spoke, sang, and chanted tales to delight listeners and teach children good behavior. Whether they cause laughter or tears, all folktales communicate values. This book will help you share your own wit and wisdom in a compelling way.See more details below

Overview

Your imagination will be your bridge into the worldwide tradition of folktales. Long before stories were written down, storytellers spoke, sang, and chanted tales to delight listeners and teach children good behavior. Whether they cause laughter or tears, all folktales communicate values. This book will help you share your own wit and wisdom in a compelling way.

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Kathleen Karr
"The Write Your Own" series consists of slim, library-bound volumes that address creative writing issues for middle grade students. Tips are offered on getting started with the writing process (e.g., create your own space, write regularly). After the student has settled in with dictionary and thesaurus at hand, the books proceed to discussions of point of view, character, plot, and more. Case studies sprinkled throughout use excerpts from published works and/or comments from published authors. Backmatter includes a glossary, an index, and pointers to further information. Since the topic of this volume is the folktale, a written extension of oral storytelling, voice is particularly important. Rosinsky chooses some good excerpts from Rudyard Kipling's Just So Stories and Julius Lester's take on Brer Rabbit in The Tales of Uncle Remus, among others, to illustrate this point. Along the way, she also discusses trickster heroes and villains specific to the folklore tradition. This volume—and the entire series concept—is well geared to its age level and should prove useful in motivating young writers not only to write, but also to keep reading. Reviewer: Kathleen Karr

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780756535162
Publisher:
Capstone Press
Publication date:
01/01/2008
Series:
Write Your Own Series
Pages:
24
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.30(d)
Lexile:
920L (what's this?)
Age Range:
9 - 11 Years

Meet the Author

PWB Biography:
Natalie M. Rosinsky is the award-winning author of more than 90 publications. She writes about history, social studies, economics, popular culture, and science. Natalie earned graduate degrees from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and has been a high school teacher and college professor as well as a corporate trainer. She lives and writes in Mankato, Minnesota.
CPB Biography:

Natalie M. Rosinsky is the award-winning author of more than 90 publications, including 10 books about Native American tribes. She writes about science, history, economics, social studies, and popular culture. One of her two cats usually sits near her computer as she works in Mankato, Minnesota. Natalie earned graduate degrees from the University of Wisconsin and has been a high school teacher and college professor as well as a corporate trainer.

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