Wednesday, November 30, 2005

Author studies and Fairy Tales

Using fairy tales written by the same author to conduct an author study with students would be fun and truly engaging to students.

A wonderful site for Fairy Tales is SuLaLune fairy tale pages. Here authors of multiple fairy tales are compiled and parts of the fairy tale are shown.

Fairy Tales and Their Authors
Hans Christian Andersen
Asbjornsen and Moe
Marie-Catherine d'Aulnoy
Giambattista Basile
Thomas Crane
Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm
Joseph Jacobs
Charles Perrault
Straparola
Oscar Wilde

Many of these tales are international and multicultural. The annotated tales include links, annotations, a history of the tales, illustrations and similar tales across cultures. I found the cross cultural designation a wonderful resource. For tales such as Cinderella a listing of similar international tales is compiled.