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Author De Vos, Gail, 1949-

Title Stories from songs : ballads as literary fictions for young adults / Gail de Vos ; preface by Anna E. Altmann.

Published Westport, Conn. : Libraries Unlimited, 2009.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Giblin Eunson  398.20835 DEVO    AVAILABLE
Physical description xliv, 453 pages ; 26 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
Contents Historical ballads of St. Louis : "Stagolee," "Frankie and Johnny," and "Brady and Duncan" -- Riddle ballads -- Murder ballads : murdered sweethearts, female and male -- Tragic love stories -- Talking birds, singing bones, and materializing revenants -- Otherworld beings -- Shape-shifting ballads and female monsters -- Tricks and disguises -- Ballads as national icons -- A sampling of other ballads.
Subject Ballads, English -- United States -- History and criticism.
Ballads, English -- Great Britain -- History and criticism.
Ballads in literature.
Literature and folklore.
Young adult fiction -- History and criticism.
Teenagers -- Books and reading.
ISBN 9781591584247 (alk. paper)
1591584248 (alk. paper)