The Glass Slipper Essay & Project Ideas

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1. Many artists have illustrated the tales of Perrault. A few of the most famous are Gustave Dore, Edmund Dulac, Arthur Rackham, and George Cruikshank. Compare illustrations from past collections of Mother Goose tales with those by Michael Miller in The Glass Slipper. Which do you like best? Why?

2. These tales are set in France at the end of the seventeenth century. Based on what you can see in the tales, what would it have been like to have lived in that time and place?

3. Perrault's tales do not feature any witches or wizards, but they do have ogres. What kind of a creature was an ogre? Do ogres appear in tales from countries other than France?

4. What is the origin of the term "fairy tale"? What are some common characteristics of such stories?

5. Rewrite one of the tales in The...

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