2017, fluent reader, Key Stage 2, ages 9-11, upper primary
Here are some familiar fairy stories though the titles may fool
becomes The Tower and the Bird, Rumpelstiltskin
becomesStraw into Gold, and
Cinderella is Roses Around the Palace. We
are also offered some rather interesting details about some well-known stories.
The mayor of the town with the rats tells us how the children who replaced the
lost ones were much more amenable than the ones who were piped away. A young girl
has a sliver of the looking-glass that once belonged to a wicked queen.Whilst the girl has chickenpox her grandmother
tells her Snow White’s story. It is true
she assures her granddaughter. How does she know? Because she is Snow White.
Hansel and Gretel tell the story of what they did in their holidays.
There is perhaps an assumption that the reader will be
familiar with the original stories. Certainly they are amusing and not just for
the young reader.Adults can enjoy them
This is quite a …