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  • Speaking Outby Jack Zipes

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 38.95

    In his successful Creative Storytelling , Jack Zipes showed how storytelling is a rich and powerful tool for self-expression and for building children's imaginations. In Speaking Out , this master storyteller goes further, speaking out against rote learning and testing and for the positive force within storytelling and creative drama during the K-12... more...

  • When Dreams Came Trueby Jack Zipes

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 36.95

    For centuries fairy tales have been a powerful mode of passing cultural values onto our children, and for many these stories delight and haunt us from cradle to grave. But how have these stories become so powerful and why? In When Dreams Came True , Jack Zipes explains the social life of the fairy tale, from the sixteenth century on into... more...

  • Fairy Tales and the Art of Subversionby Jack Zipes

    Routledge 2006; US$ 25.95

    The fairy tale may be one of the most important cultural and social influences on children's lives. This work shows that fairy tales have always been a powerful discourse, capable of being used to shape or destabilize attitudes and behavior within culture. more...

  • Why Fairy Tales Stickby Jack Zipes

    Routledge 2006; US$ 26.95

    Explores the question of why some fairy tales ''work'' and others don't, why the fairy tale is capable of getting under the skin of culture and staying there. This book looks at fairy tale as a serious genre with wide social and cultural ramifications. It contains the history and theory of the genre, followed by case studies of famous tales. more...

  • Relentless Progressby Jack Zipes

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 39.95

    Can fairy tales subvert consumerism? Can fantasy and children's literature counter the homogenizing influence of globalization? Can storytellers retain their authenticity in the age of consumerism? These are some of the critical questions raised by Jack Zipes, the celebrated scholar of fairy tales and children's literature. In this book, Zipes argues... more...

  • Victorian Fairy Talesby Jack Zipes

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 36.95

    First published in 1989. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • The Enchanted Screenby Jack Zipes

    Taylor and Francis 2011; US$ 51.95

    The Enchanted Screen: The Unknown History of Fairy-Tale Films offers readers a long overdue, comprehensive look at the rich history of fairy tales and their influence on film, complete with the inclusion of an extensive filmography compiled by the author.? With this book, Jack Zipes not only looks at the extensive, illustrious life of fairy tales... more...

  • Breaking the Magic Spellby Jack Zipes

    The University Press of Kentucky 2002; US$ 25.00

    This revised, expanded, and updated edition of the 1979 landmark Breaking the Magic Spell examines the enduring power of fairy tales and the ways they invade our subjective world. In seven provocative essays, Zipes discusses the importance of investigating oral folk tales in their socio-political context and traces their evolution into literary fairy... more...

  • Fairy Tales and the Art of Subversionby Jack Zipes

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 29.95

    The fairy tale is arguably one of the most important cultural and social influences on children's lives. But until the first publication of Fairy Tales and the Art of Subversion, little attention had been paid to the ways in which the writers and collectors of tales used traditional forms and genres in order to shape children's lives – their behavior,... more...

  • The Irresistible Fairy Taleby Jack Zipes

    Princeton University Press 2012; US$ 19.97

    If there is one genre that has captured the imagination of people in all walks of life throughout the world, it is the fairy tale. Yet we still have great difficulty understanding how it originated, evolved, and spread--or why so many people cannot resist its appeal, no matter how it changes or what form it takes. In this book, renowned fairy-tale... more...