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Mirror mirror : a book of reversible verse / Marilyn Singer ; illustrated by Josée Masse.

By: Singer, Marilyn.
Contributor(s): Masse, Josée [ill].
Material type: TextTextPublisher: New York, N.Y. : Dutton Children's Books, c2010Edition: 1st ed.Description: 1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill. ; 27 cm.ISBN: 9780525479017 (reinforced) :; 0525479015 (reinforced) :.Subject(s): Characters and characteristics in literature -- Juvenile poetryGenre/Form: Children's poetry, American.DDC classification: 811.54 LOC classification: PS3569.I546 | M57 2010Other classification: HD 242
Production Credits: Music by Chris Kubie.
Awards: A Junior Library Guild selection | Horn Book Fanfare List, 2011.Read by Marilyn Singer & Joe Morton.Summary: A collection of short poems called reversos which, when reversed, provide new perspectives on the fairy tale characters they feature.
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In reverse -- Cinderella's double life -- The sleeping beauty and the wide-awake prince -- Rapunzel's locks -- In the hood -- The doubtful duckling -- Mirror mirror -- Full of beans -- Bears in the news -- Have another chocolate -- Do you know my name? -- Disappointment -- Longing for beauty -- The road.

Music by Chris Kubie.

Read by Marilyn Singer & Joe Morton.

A collection of short poems called reversos which, when reversed, provide new perspectives on the fairy tale characters they feature.

Grades 3-6 (SLJ).

A Junior Library Guild selection

Horn Book Fanfare List, 2011.

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School Library Journal Review

Gr 3-6-Each of these 12 unrhymed poems about a classic fairy tale is paired with the same poem, written backward, which provides another point of view. The richly painted facing artwork is split into two interrelated pictures. Singer calls her new form "reverso" and notes that it is especially useful for telling two characters' sides of a story. Audio version available from Live Oak Media. (c) Copyright 2012. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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Marilyn Singer was born in the Bronx, New York, on October 3, 1948, and lived most of her early life in North Massapequa on Long Island. She attended Queens College, City University of New York as an English major and education student, and for her junior year, attended Reading University, in England. She holds a bachelor's degree in English from Queens and a MA in Communications from New York University. Marilyn Singer had been teaching English in New York City high schools for several years when she began writing in 1974. Initially, she wrote film notes, catalogues, teacher's guides and filmstrips. She also began looking into magazine writing. Her article proposals were not very successful, but she did manage to have some of her poetry published. Then one day she penned a story featuring talking insects she'd made up when she was eight. Encouraged by the responses she got, she wrote more stories and in 1976 her first book, The Dog Who Insisted He Wasn't, was published. <p> Since then, Marilyn has published more than 50 books for children and young adults. In addition to a rich collection of fiction picture books, Singer has also produced a wide variety of nonfiction works for young readers as well as several poetry volumes in picture book format. Additionally, Singer has edited volumes of short stories for young adult readers, including Stay True: Short Stories for Strong Girls and I Believe in Water: Twelve Brushes with Religion. <p> (Bowker Author Biography)

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