Synopses & Reviews
Now one of Booklist's 30 Best Books of the Year!
Marilyn Singer's verse in Follow Follow practically dances down each page . . . the effect is miraculous and pithy.” The Wall Street Journal
Once upon a time, Mirror Mirror, a brilliant book of fairy tale themed reversosa poetic form in which the poem is presented forward and then backwardbecame a smashing success. Now a second book is here with more witty double takes on well-loved fairy tales such as Thumbelina and The Little Mermaid.
Read these clever poems from top to bottom and they mean one thing. Then reverse the lines and read from bottom to top and they mean something elseit is almost like magic!
A celebration of sight, sound, and story, this book is a marvel to read again and again.
Once upon a time...
These magically enchanting words begin the first of twenty-eight timeless tales retold or written by Hans Christian Andersen, Charles Perrault, The Brothers Grimm, and others. Artwork filled with exquisite color and detail brings beautiful princesses, wicked stepmothers, wild swans, and enchanted felines to life on these pages. Children will enjoy hearing such favorites as "Cinderella" and "Puss in Boots," as well as lesser-known tales from Russia, Japan, and other countries. This stunning collection of classic stories is a must for every book enthusiast.
Originally published in 1958, this book contains a selection of 28 traditional stories from the French, German, Danish, Russian and Japanese traditions. Includes The Sleeping Beauty, The Frog Prince, Puss in Boots, Thumbelina, Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, and Beauty and the Beast.
About the Author
Marilyn Singer is an award-winning author of more than ninety children's book in a wide variety of genres, including many collections of poetry. Her best-selling Reverso Poems books have received numbers honors. She lives in Brooklyn, NY, and Washington, CT, with her husband and pets.
Table of Contents
The sleeping beauty /by Charles Perrault --The frog princess (from the Russian) --Donkey-skin /by Charles Perrault --Kuzma and the fox (from the Japanese) --Puss in boots /by Charles Perrault --Thumbelina /by Hans Christian Andersen --Green snake /by Madame d'Aulnoy --The tinder box /by Hans Christian Andersen --Cinderella /by Charles Perrault --Kip, the enchanted cat (from the Russian) --Grace and Derek /by Madame d'Aulnoy --Urashima and the turtle (from the Japanese) --Thumbkin /by Charles Perrault --The wild swans /by Hans Christian Anderson --Hans and the striped cat /by the Brothers Grimm --Little Red Riding Hood /by Charles Perrault --The white deer /by Madame d'Aulnoy --Beauty and the beast /by Madame Leprince de Beaumont --Silvershod (from the Russian) --Queen cat /by Madame d'Aulnoy --Cowlick Ricky /by Charles Perrault --The seven crow princes /by the Brothers Grimm --Bluecrest /by Madame d'Aulnoy --The royal ram /by Madame d'Aulnoy --Bright, Deardeer, and Kit /by Madame la Comtesse de Segur --Dawn, the golden haired /by Madame d'Aulnoy --Finn, the keen falcon (from the Russian) --Fairies /by Charles Perrault.