Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Its Not about the Beanstalk by Veronika Charles –ADVISABLE

Charles, Veronika Its Not about the Beanstalk 64 pgs. Tundra Books, 2013. $5.36.  Content: Language: G (0 swears); Mature Content: G; Violence: G.
Three kids share banter and different versions of well known fables and fairy tales. This book features Jack and the Beanstalk stories from Appalachia  Norway, and Scotland.
Geared towards students who are just moving past Early Readers. This series is an intriguing way to introduce the concept that similar tales have been told across cultures. This would make an easy read aloud lesson for teachers. Student would have a fun time discussing what exactly is the important part of the core story. Students who came across it on their own would find an interesting read as well.

Elementary –ADVISABLE Reviewer: Stephanie Elementary School Librarian & Author.

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