Thrice Told Tales

Thrice Told Tales

Three Mice Full of Writing Advice

Book - 2013
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Three Blind Mice. Three Blind Mice. See how they run? No. See how they can make all sorts of useful literary elements colorful and easy to understand!

Can one nursery rhyme explain the secrets of the universe? Well, not exactly--but it can help you understand the difference between bildungsroman, epigram, and epistolary.

From the absurd to the wish-I'd-thought-of-that clever, writing professor Catherine Lewis blends Mother Goose with Edward Gorey and Queneau, and the result is learning a whole lot more about three not so helpless mice, and how to fine tune your own writing, bildungsroman and all.

If your writing is your air, this is your laughing gas.*

*That's a metaphor, friends.
Publisher: New York : Atheneum Books for Young Readers, c2013
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9781416957843
Branch Call Number: YA 803 LEW
Additional Contributors: Swarte, Joost 1947-


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JCLChrisK Mar 24, 2016

A witty and whimsical little book that retells the story of the Three Blind Mice countless times over to discuss and demonstrate a wide variety of literary elements. As entertaining as it is enlightening.


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