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Tales, Rumors, and Gossip

Tales, Rumors, and Gossip

Exploring Contemporary Folk Literature in Grades 712

Tales, Rumors, and Gossip
kategoria: Children's Books, Miscellaneous
autor: Gail De Vos
wydawnictwo: Bloomsbury 3PL
ISBN / EAN: 9781563081903
język: angielski
data wydania: 15/04/1996
oprawa: twarda
wymiary: 15.7 x 23.5 x 2.7 cm
stron: 428
Tales, Rumors, and Gossip
cena:466,90 zł
przewidywany czas sprowadzenia z zagranicy:
około 2-4 tygodnie
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Explore the stories and themes that capture the imagination of young people today. A sampling of tales is organized into broad subject areas, such as contaminated food, threats to children, and satanic legends, and the tales are analyzed according to function, structure, and international variants. De Vos also discusses film and literary adaptions and offers suggestions for adapting tales for the junior high and high school curriculum.

Explore the stories and themes that capture the imagination of young people today. After a fascinating overview and discussion of contemporary legends (commonly referred to as modern urban legends and often told as true), de Vos examines them in their relationship to rumors and gossip, ostension (acting out the legends), the role of the media in formulation and dissemination, and related tales (e.g., literary horror tales). A sampling of tales is organized into broad subject areas, such as contaminated food, threats to children, and satanic legends, and the legends are analyzed according to function, structure, and international variants. De Vos discusses some of the literary and visual adaptations in popular culture and offers suggestions for adapting tales for the junior high and high school curriculum. A fascinating professional book, this is a great resource to use with young adults.

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