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Tales, Rumors, and Gossip: Exploring Contemporary Folk Literature in Grades 7-12
Tales, Rumors, and Gossip: Exploring Contemporary Folk Literature in Grades 7-12 Gail de Vos 1563081903 9781563081903 Explore the stories and themes that capture the imagination of young people today. After a fascinating overview
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Tales, Rumors, and Gossip: Exploring Contemporary Folk Literature in Grades 7-12 by Gail de Vos

Explore the stories and themes that capture the imagination of young people today. After a fascinating overview and discussion of contemporary legends (commonly referred to as modern urban legends and often told as true), de Vos examines them in their relationship to rumors and gossip, ostension (acting out the legends), the role of the media in formulation and dissemination, and related tales (e.g., literary horror tales). A sampling of tales is organized into broad subject areas, such as contaminated food, threats to children, and satanic legends, and the legends are analyzed according to function, structure, and international variants. De Vos discusses some of the literary and visual adaptations in popular culture and offers suggestions for adapting tales for the junior high and high school curriculum. A fascinating professional book, this is a great resource to use with young adults.

Author: Gail de Vos

Language: English

Binding: Hardcover

Pages: 426

Publisher: Libraries Unlimited

Publication Date: 1996-04-15

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ISBN: 1563081903


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