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Mirror, Mirror: A Book of Reversible Verse PCK HAR/CO Edition
Contributor(s): Singer, Marilyn, Masse, Josee (Illustrator), Morton, Joe (Narrator)

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ISBN: 1430110155     ISBN-13: 9781430110156
Publisher: Live Oak Media
OUR PRICE: $31.45  

Binding Type: Hardcover - See All Available Formats & Editions
Published: June 2011

Annotation: A collection of short poems which, when reversed, provide new perspectives on the fairy tale characters they feature.
Additional Information
Library of Congress Subjects:
Characters and characteristics in literature; Juvenile poetry.
Children's poetry, American.
Characters in literature; Poetry.
BISAC Categories:
- Juvenile Fiction
Dewey: 811/.54
LCCN: bl2011026348
Academic/Grade Level: Grade 2-3, Age 7-8
Book type: Easy Fiction
Physical Information: 11.00" H x 10.50" W x 0.50" (1.10 lbs)
Descriptions, Reviews, Etc.

Reviewed by School Library Journal Reviews (SLJ Reviews 2011 November)

Gr 2–5—Marilyn Singer's innovative book (Dutton, 2012) presents poetry based on fairy tales that can be read in two ways—the lines can be read from top to bottom and from bottom to top. Crafted in a minimalistic free verse, each set of reversible poems presents the thoughts of characters from various fairy tales. Sometimes the two poems give two points of view of the same character, while other sets represent two different characters in the same fairy tale. For example, the Cinderella poems portray Cinderella's attitude before and during the ball, while the Red Riding Hood verses are written from the girl's and then the wolf's point of view. Each set of poems is illustrated with Josee Massee's stylized acrylic artwork in rich jewel tones. She skillfully incorporates the characters of the poems and the idea of mirror images into each of her illustrations. The female parts are read by the author, while the male characters are voiced by Joe Morton. Both readers skillfully use tempo, expression, and inflection to make the meaning and feeling of the poems clear. Appropriate instrumental background music has been added to each poem. A great choice for a reading/listening center at school, or just for fun.—Donna Cardon, Provo City Library, UT

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