QuickLit: Far, Far Away, by Tom McNeal. For Better or Worse, Fairy Tales Do Come True

Far Far AwayFor a book in which fairy tales figure very prominently, this book took a very frightful turn, sort of like fairy tales themselves. For teachers or writers interested in the topic, this one is worth reading if you or your students are studying the conventions of folk tales, archetypes and symbols, and literary techniques of foreshadowing and building tension. It is full of artfully employed examples of all of them. For upper middle grade and older.

 

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