Wednesday, July 20, 2011

The Wolf of Tebron: Activity Adventures

Welcome back friends. 

Today, we journey into the realm of fantasy and fairy tale. You never know what will happen. What mysterious creature might you encounter? What enchanted house will you enter? Watch out for the warm porridge and soft bed, the home owners will be home soon and they're real bears about intruders. 

I hope you've gotten your own copy of The Wolf of Tebron. If you click on the amazon link, I earn a few gold pieces that help run this quirky kingdom of mine. Also check your local bookstore or library for a copy. I'm sure you'll enjoy it. 

Now, for today's reading adventures: 
Get out your reading notebooks for this activity.

Compare and Contrast
C. S. Lakin says this story relates to the fairytale “The Enchanted Pig” 
Clink the link and read the complete story. After having read The Wolf of Tebron and The Enchanted Pig, compare and contrast what is similar and what is different in each story.

Now, can you think of other old fairytales that have been remade into contemporary stories? What about the movie, Beastly?
Clueless - based on Jane Austin's Emma.
10 Things I Hate About You - a modernization of Shakespeare's The Taming of the Shrew

So, taking old stories and "re-purposing" them has been going on for some time. And it's something anyone can do. You have the plot and characters all done for you. All that's needed is to drop them into a new setting.

Here's some examples, then I want you to go try it: 

The Three Pigs:
What if these three brothers set out in our world today? What kind of life would each lead? The straw builder is lazy. The wood builder settles for good enough. But the brick builder plans ahead and works hard for his security.

The Three Bears:
What if someone broke into your house while you were gone for the weekend and lived there? What if they took over your life, doing the things you normally do?

The Turtle and the Hare
Have you ever been bested in a race or competition where you were sure you had the upper hand over the opposition? Humm... how can you make a come-back and win this time? 

So there you go, three ideas fresh off the top of the Queen's crown. She now offers this challenge to you, young scribes of the Internet...

Pick your a fairy-tale and make it your own. 

Have fun and come back later to let me know what you came up with.

Here's one more noteworthy announcement:
For a sneak peek at The Wolf of Tebron, check out the Free Book Preview

See you back here in the kingdom on Friday to meet the Author C.S. Lankin

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