What’s brewing when two favorites—poetry and fairy tales—are turned (literally) on their heads? It’s a revolutionary recipe: an infectious new genre of poetry and a lovably modern take on classic stories.
First, read the poems forward (how old-fashioned!), then reverse the lines and read again to give familiar tales, from Sleeping Beauty to that Charming Prince, a delicious new spin. Witty, irreverent, and warm, this gorgeously illustrated and utterly unique offering holds a mirror up to language and fairy tales, and renews the fun and magic of both.
With 6 starred reviews, 8 best of the year lists, and over 20 state award nominations, everyone is raving about Mirror Mirror!
Marilyn Singer is an award-winning author of more than 90 children's books in a wide variety of genres. She was the 2015 winner of the NCTE Excellence in Poetry for Children Award. She, her husband, and their standard poodle divide their time between Brooklyn and Litchfield County, Connecticut.
For as long as she can remember, Josée Masse has always been drawing. Her father was a painter and she remembers painting with him in his studio. After studying Graphic Arts in Montreal, she worked as a graphic designer for 3 years before beginning her career as an illustrator. She loves illustrating books for children and enjoys the challenge of solving problems for her clients who have difficult concepts to convey.
Josée now lives near Montreal in the country where she enjoys many hours in her studio.
“Remarkable.”—The Washington Post
“This mind-bending poetry is accompanied by Masse’s equally intelligent, equally amusing art.”—Time Out New York for Kids
“A mesmerizing and seamless celebration of language, imagery and perspective.” —Kirkus Reviews, starred review
“Masse’s clever compositions play with symmetry, bringing this smart concept to its fullest effect.” —Publishers Weekly, starred review
“Cleverly constructed and insightful.”—The Horn Book, starred review
“Truly a visual, as well as a literary, puzzle and such a treat!” —Library Media Connection, starred review
“Fun, thoughtful, beautifully written poems that employ a poetic form called a reverso to spin a familiar fairy tale in a new direction.” —Shelf Awareness, starred review
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