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Lee McLain

About Lee McLain

Lee McLain is a librarian and storyteller at the University of Chicago Laboratory Schools.

What Makes a Good Fractured Fairy Tale?

Primary school–age children are ripe for enjoying literary parody, and fractured fairy tales are a great introduction. By this time, 
ideally at least, kids have listened to or read many of the classic old tales: “Little Red Riding Hood,” “Jack and the Beanstalk,” et al. It’s that familiarity with the original that makes reading or […]