Open Access Graduate Research Paper
Fairy tales; Parody; Young adult literature; Fairy tales in literature;
Fractured fairy tales are growing in popularity for young adults. Teacher librarians may need a more complete understanding of themes and characters found in fractured fairy tales in order to provide readers’ advisory in this genre. The purpose of this research paper is to describe the themes and moral lessons of positively reviewed fractured fairy tales for young adults. Novels from 2006 - 2015 were analyzed using constant comparison for the themes and lessons described in them. Nine positively reviewed core collection novels were chosen, read and analyzed by the researcher. Themes explored through the research include: danger of ignorance, family as a blessing or a curse, quest for discovery, and love and sacrifice. This research supports teacher librarians with information on themes and lessons in young adult novels.
Date of Award
Master of Arts
Division of School Library Studies
Department of Curriculum and Instruction
Joan Bessman Taylor
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©2016 Kathryn Hale
Hale, Kathryn, "A twist on happily ever after : Fractured fairy tales for young adults" (2016). Graduate Research Papers. 105.