The Ordinary And The Fabulous: An Introduction To Myths, Legends And Fairy Tales

The Ordinary And The Fabulous An Introduction To Myths Legends And Fairy Tales In children s minds what the poet Edwin Muir calls the ordinary and the fabulous are closely intertwined The Greek and Norse gods and heroes of the European mythological tradition can be significant

  • Title: The Ordinary And The Fabulous: An Introduction To Myths, Legends And Fairy Tales
  • Author: Elizabeth Cook
  • ISBN: 9780521208253
  • Page: 166
  • Format: Paperback
  • In children s minds, what the poet Edwin Muir calls the ordinary and the fabulous are closely intertwined The Greek and Norse gods and heroes of the European mythological tradition can be significant to them as the matter of fact events of daily life The author s aim in this book is to interpret the familiar legends and tails, and describe how they can best be told toIn children s minds, what the poet Edwin Muir calls the ordinary and the fabulous are closely intertwined The Greek and Norse gods and heroes of the European mythological tradition can be significant to them as the matter of fact events of daily life The author s aim in this book is to interpret the familiar legends and tails, and describe how they can best be told to children She discusses a number of parallel accounts of well known stories, and uses them to point lessons on the problems of story telling Children s literature is a neglected area of criticism Miss Cook s sensitive and illuminating book will reveal much that is important of of value to her readers There is an annotated bibliography describing books of children s stories and other reading useful for teachers The book was written with the needs of teachers, student teachers and student librarians specially in mind, though it will be valuable to all who find themselves having to tell stories to young children.

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    About "Elizabeth Cook"

    1. Elizabeth Cook

      Elizabeth Cook was born in Gibraltar in 1952, spent her childhood in Nigeria and Dorset, and now lives in East London She is the editor of the Oxford Authors John Keats and author of Achilles Methuen and Picador USA , a work of fiction acclaimed on both sides of the Atlantic Her poetry, short fiction and critical reviews have appeared in many journals including Agenda, The London Review of Books, Poetry London, Stand and Tears in the Fence She was a Hawthornden fellow in 2003

    678 thoughts on “The Ordinary And The Fabulous: An Introduction To Myths, Legends And Fairy Tales”

    1. I'd been looking forward to reading this for a while. It talked about a lot of subjects I'm interested in, including psychology, linguistics, and the imagination; and it referenced some stories I've loved myself, both when I was a kid and now that I'm twenty. Needless to say, I had high expectations. Most of those expectations were not met. I got nervous when the author, three pages in, referred to Odin as a god of thunder. She has an annotated bibliography that's fifty-four pages long, but she [...]


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