Twisting Tales

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By Celia Warren and Brenda Williams

These five poems provide a different slant to some traditional and well-known tales: Sleeping Beauty; Pinocchio; Rudyard Kipling’s The Jungle Book; J M Barrie’s Peter Pan and Wendy; and Tarzan of the Apes written by Edgar Rice Burroughs.

Burroughs’ book was published in 1914. In it, Tarzan, whose real name was John Clayton, was marooned on the African coast and raised by apes after his parents died. Jane Porter was later stranded in the same place. When she left the jungle, Tarzan followed her and they eventually married.

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These teachers’ notes accompany the PRINT ONLY guided reading leaflet in Literacy Time PLUS Ages 7 to 9, May 2008.

Before reading

Discuss favourite characters from traditional stories and what is liked about them. If the characters are from other cultures, indicate their origins on a world map.

Reading and responding

‘Beauty Sleep’

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