Mirror, Mirror: Marilyn Singer

Mirror, Mirror: A Book of Reversible Verse

Author: Marilyn Singer
Illustrator: Josee Masse
Publisher: Dutton Children’s Books
Publication Year: 2010
Brief Summary: Classic fairytales are retold through a collection poems, that, when reversed and given different punctuation, tells the story from a different point of view.
Awards, Honors and Prizes:

Ideas for using this book in classroom or library and/or brief notes on curriculum connections/content learning standards/Common Core, etc.:

  • Discuss perspectives and different points of view.  How did the author show different points of view in this book?
  • Read with other fractured fairytales that tell the familiar stories from a different viewpoint.  Compare/contrast with the poems.

Special features included (if applicable) — index; timeline; author’s notes; further reading; etc.   

Accessed at: Vancouver Public Library; B&N

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