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    ENG 170: Foundations in Children's Literature

    Syllabi for ENG 170 in .pdf format

    Research paper links

    Resources about children's literature for research 

    MLA Guide, in .pdf format.  How to write and format your papers.  Important to look at before you hand in the final version of your research paper.

    Fairy Tales

    The following are selections from Andrew Lang's Blue Fairy Book.  If you are having trouble finding the book M.C. Waldrep's Favorite Fairy Tales, read these fairy tales online. (updated August 2016) Cinderella, reinterpreted in Vogue, 9/13

    Story 7: Cinderella
    Story 5: Little Red Riding-Hood
    Story 27: Toads and Diamonds
    Story 14:The Master Cat, or Puss in Boots
    Story 11: Beauty and the Beast
    Story 6: The Sleeping Beauty in the Wood

     These versions correspond to the ones in Waldrep.

    Fairy Tales in general

    French Fairy tales

    Fairy Tales collected by the Grimm Brothers and German Fairy Tales 

    H. C. Andersen

    Hans Christian Anderson Fairy Tales 

    Hans Christian Andersen literary fairy tales

    H.C. Anderson materials

    Emperor's New Clothoes

    The Little Mermaid sculpture in Copenhagen harbor is 100 years old in 2013

    Arabian Tales

    English Folk Tales

    English Fairy Tales

    Walt Disney and Children's Culture

    Fairy Tales as re-interpreted by American popular culture From the Fairy Tale Fashion exhibit at FIT Museum

    "The Snow Queen" & other influences on Disney's Frozen

    Jon Scieszka and Lane Smith's The Stinky Cheeseman

    Reading Rockets (WETA) interviews of: Jon Sciezka and  Lane Smith 

    from The Stinky Cheeseman

    Video Interview with Lane Smith and Molly Leach (2008) 5:08 min

    Reading Rock Stars  of Reading by Mark Levis interviews Lane Smith and Molly Leach

    Jon Scieszka, with design by Molly Leach, in The Hornbook o"Design Matters" in Stinky Cheeseman and other books. (March/April 1998)

    YouTube video of interview with Jon Scieszka from Barnes & Noble

    Reading Rockets Guys Read with Jon Scieszka. YouTube

    Great video of Stinky Cheeseman by John Gillam. good animation of images with nice voices. YouTube 4:52

    Jon Scieszka reads The True Story of the Three Little Pigs. YouTube

    Greek Mythology

    Greek mythology for Kids

    An introduction to Greek Mythology

    Greek Myths & Greek Mythology

    Greek mythology in art (many people without clothes)

    Aesop's Fables

    The Aesop for Children: With Pictures by Milo Winter

    Mother Goose/Nursery Rhymes

    The Only True Mother Goose Good Melodies by Unknown. free e-book,various formats.  Here is another online version that looks okay as well

    The story of Boston's Mother Goose

    A visit to Mother Goose's grave

    Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain

    Mark Twain in His Times:  Great site from Univ of Virginia.  Click through to comprehensive material about Tom Sawyer, with e-texts of material leading up to the novel, original reviews, illustrations, & info on Hannibal.Listen here to excerpts of actors who carefully recreate Clemmon's amazing storytelling style.

    Mark Twain website by PBS and Ken Burns.

    Rock and Roll Hall of Fame lesson plan incorporating Mark Twain

    Mark Twain at Play: an online exhibit from the Univ of California-Berkley's Mark Twain Papers library.  Check out what made him laugh, what he did to relax, and look at his original writings. 

    "Mark Twain: Our original superstar" an essay in Time magazine by humor writer Roy Blount, Jr. (July 3, 2008)

    Search quotations from Mark Twain:

    Mark Twain's Mississippi: site emphasizing Twain's books about the river and his experiences on it.

    This is Mark Twain, site created by University of California Press and the Bancroft Library. Feature 2 interactive timelines

    sign in front of Becky's home in Hannibal, MOTwain's home in Hannibal, MO












    L. Frank Baum's The Wizard of OzStill from The Pathwork Girl of Oz 1914 film

    Patchwork Girl of Oz. 1914 film created by Baum.  YouTube video. 15 min. (Atomic Caravan blog post with stills and notes about the 1914 film)

    1893 World's Columbian Exposition

    The Wizard of Oz: An American Fairytale, an online exhibit at the Library of Congress. Covers Baum's book in detail as well as stage and film adaptations.

    Detailed fan website about The Wizard of Oz film and book, Answers to questions about the curious 'hanging scene' in the 1939 film

    International Wizard of Oz club for fans, scholars, book collectors and more. Publishes Baum Bugle.

    Literary Traveler article on L. Frank Baum

    Film versions of Wizard of Oz

    W.W. Denslow, Oz illustratorL. Frank Baum, author of Oz series 

    Beatrix Potter & The Tale of Peter Rabbit

    Beatrix Potter and Benjamin Bunny, on a lead.

    Frederick Warne, official pubblisher of Beatrix Potter  Information on Potter, games, news, eating healthy.

    Beatrix Potter's life in Cumbria.  Lots of info about her life there, many book suggestions, photographs, and info about the film Miss Potter

    "The Tale of Miss Potter" Daily Telegraph article about the film Miss Potter and her life in England. (16 Dec. 2006)

    Beatrix Potter, Fabulist.  Online exhibit from Cotsen Children's Library at Princeton.  Click on the images on top of the screen.

    A biography of Potter from University of Pittsburgh site.

    The Beatrix Potter Society website.

    The National Trust's homes of Beatrix Potter and links to more information about her.