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Jul 10 2015

Two fearsome fairy tales from France retold by Adele Geras

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Christmas Press, 2015. ISBN 9780992283841
(Age: 9+) Two fearsome fairy tales from France retell the stories of Beauty and the Beast and Bluebeard. The stories are similar to what the children already know and would be great for comparing with other versions as part of an English unit on narratives. Children could also create their own versions of these stories.
The text is accompanied by simple illustrations with an element of another world, hundreds of years ago. The text is aimed at independent readers aged 9+ but would be appropriate for adults to read to less able readers as well. This is a great book to add to any home or school library and a great way to investigate stories of the past and other countries.
Kylie Kempster

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