Shelfari edited the description of Mirror, Mirror Saturday, August 8, 2009.
An award-winning author and National Book Award nominee brings a celebration of mother and daughters around the world Jane Yolen has long been hailed as one of the finest authors in storytelling today. Her bestselling children's books, along with her anthology Favorite Folktales Around the World , have garnered her critical acclaim and awards for two decades. Now, she teams up with her daughter in Mirror, Mirror , a rich and diverse--and very adult--celebration of the mother/daughter bond that spans generations and cultures. In this collection of forty folktales from the well-known "Snow White" (Germany) and "Cinderella" (France) to the the lesser known "Mirabella" (Portugal) and tales from Sudan, Palestine, Africa, China, and Italy, Mirror, Mirror pays tribute to every kind of mother/daughter story. We meet strong mothers, obsessive mothers, doting mothers, and the quintessential wicked stepmothers. Complete with a personal commentary from Yolen and Stemple that accompanies each group of tales, Mirror, Mirror is perfect for mother/daughter reading groups and the ultimate gift for Mother's Day and all year-round.