Beyond the Glass Slipper: Ten Neglected Fairy Tales To Fall In Love With

Beyond the Glass Slipper: Ten Neglected Fairy Tales To Fall In Love With

by Kate Wolford


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ISBN-13: 9780615797359
Publisher: World Weaver Press
Publication date: 04/16/2013
Pages: 160
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.34(d)

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Beyond the Glass Slipper: Ten Neglected Fairy Tales To Fall In Love With 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Anonymous 11 months ago
I expected more of this but felt the editor / commentator annotations more annoying than thought provoking. And yet she succeeded as it challenged me to think about what might have been said. Mainly thinking of what I might do to repeat the stories to an audience of young preteen ages but dressing it up to make each story more alive to hold their interests.
Evelina_AvalinahsBooks More than 1 year ago
"The important thing to remember is that fairy tales are living stories." - that is a quote from, and one of the main messages of Beyond the Glass Slipper. Which is a fairly odd book, in terms of structure, as I simple expected it to be a collection of fairytales, as it states it is - but it's so much more than that - which is both good and bad, and I'll explain why. The book starts with some background about fairytales, studying them and the fact that there are far more fairytales than just the ten iconic ones we're used to seeing in the media - ones that are none the worse than the popular ones do exist and should be celebrated as well. This analysis of fairytales continues further into the book, and, in fact, precedes every fairytale. A wonderful choice for both book clubs as well as classrooms, as it has many discussion questions and facts - but I think I would have preferred this info to go after the fairytale, not before - as now we get mini-spoilers before every single one. Of course, if you're not reading an ebook version, then flipping several pages back and reading them afterwards would not be too hard. The insights are incredibly valuable and I wouldn't have been able to see the fairytales like I did without them - but it's not quite what I expected from this book. Maybe there's too much focus on the insights and too little on the fairytales themselves. However, considering what it is, it's a job done amazingly well.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I looked forward to reading this book because I have always loved Fairies Tales and Myths. The stories were good. The blue Light I had read elsewhere. The rest were at least interesting variations of familiar stories, Howecer what I did NOT enjoy was the long-winded introductions and explanations. The author is a teaching professor who manages to suckered the joy out of these tales. I was on the edge of dumping the book until I finally got to jumping over the dross and just READ THE DAMN STORY. Please don't torture yourself! Just buy a real book of fairy tales & be done with it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I received a copy of this book through a Goodreads first reads drawing. This is a collection of fairy tales that most people are not familiar with. The author started each one with some explanatory notes, then added annotations throughout each story. That made it more difficult to read, yet it added to the understanding of each story.  This book is a departure from the kinds of books I usually read, but I can definitely recommend it. Fairy tale fans will love it; those of us on the fringes can gain a deeper appreciation and understanding of this genre.