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  • Published: New York, N.Y. : Dutton Children's Books, c2010.
  • Year Published: 2010
  • Edition: 1st ed.
  • Description: 1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill. ; 27 cm.
  • Language: English
  • Format: Book

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  • 9780525479017
  • 0525479015

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Mirror mirror : a book of reversible verse

by Singer, Marilyn.

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Call number: J 811 Si

Available Copies: Downtown Youth, Traverwood Youth

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A collection of short poems which, when reversed, provide new perspectives on the fairy tale characters they feature.

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Fabulous Fairy Tale Poetry

Twelve classic fairy tales are retold in this ingenious collection of reversible poetry that literally turns fairy tales upside-down: read them top-to-bottom for one perspective and bottom-to-top for another. These “reversos” (as they have been dubbed by the author) work seamlessly. A poem from Sleeping Beauty’s perspective reverses into a poem from the Prince’s perspective while the Cinderella poem present its heroine as a household drudge then reverses to show her as a belle of the ball. The bisected illustrations are a perfect complement to these poems, cleverly depicting both perspectives while mirroring details from one side to the other. This collection is a true celebration of wordplay and illusion. An author’s note further explains how to write “reversos,” and encourages readers to write their own.

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