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What Is a Fairy Tale?


Fairy tales have existed in every culture around the world, teaching children stories of characters in imaginary worlds who undergo hardship but learn to overcome their difficult circumstances. This compelling book covers the basic components that make up fairy tales, as well as the purpose these fantastic tales serve in culture. Some of the most famous fairy tales are retold in varying versions, unique to different cultures, followed by activities that help readers identify what these tales share in common and what sets them apart. After learning the key elements of fairy tales, readers are given a step-by-step guide to plan out their own magical characters, setting, and plot.

Series: The Britannica Common Core Library

Interest Level: Grades 2-5

Guided Reading Level: L

Lexile Level: 790

ISBN:9781622752164 (E-book)

Copyright: ©2014

Pages: 32

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