Wednesday, September 25, 2013
THRICE TOLD TALES
THRICE TOLD TALES: THREE MICE FULL OG WRITING ADVICE by Catherine Lewis. Atheneum, 2013.
Using the nursery rhyme of "The Three Blind Mice," Lewis presents examples of various elements of literature. From the simple things such as plot, setting, and character to the more complex concepts of allegory, allusion, and archetype, the basic rhyme serves to set the example for the definition and explanation. English teachers will definitely want to have this book on hand as the new school year begins. Share bits and pieces of the book throughout the year, use in a book study, make it a part of a book club for the English department: there are a myriad of ways this book will be valuable. Best of all, enjoy the reading yourself.