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The Duchess of Whimsy:
An Absolutely Delicious Fairy Tale

by Randall de Sève, Illustrated by Peter de Sève

The Duchess of Whimsy was extravagant, lively, and the center of merrymaking. The Earl of Norm, on the other hand, was ordinary and serious. Why, then, did the Duchess invite such a boring person to the royal parties? It wasn't because she saw anything of interest in the plain man. The Duke, however, was fascinated by her wild dress, lively stories, and love of life, so he did what he could to make her notice him. Nothing worked until... well, can you guess what he did that did catch the attention of the Duchess of Whimsy?

Sometimes people are more than what they seem. The Duchess of Whimsy is the enchanting story of sparks that ignite a fire of friendship as extraordinary meets ordinary! Perhaps it will encourage YOU to look beneath the surface to find a friend in a stranger.

The Kids' Wings literature guide invites group discussion, research, and skill building. The story's sparkling vocabulary invites students to expand their word skills. Teachers who want students to enjoy fantasy and appreciate a good character lesson, too, will want make this intermediate-level picture book part of their classroom libraries.

Research Links
The Duchess of Whimsy
by Randall de Sève, Illustrated by Peter de Sève

The Art of Peter de
Diamante Poetry
Rumplestiltskin, Modern Readers Theater
Rump: The True Story of Rumpelstiltskin
Stories, Folklore, and Fairy Tales
Fairy Tale Headbands

Grimm's Fairy Tales

Fairy Tale Preschool Crafts

Fairy Godmother's Assistant  A Readers Theater
Shelley Duvalle's Faeiry Tale Theater Complete Collection, DVD
The Sleeping Beauty Ballet performed by The Royal Ballet

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The Perfect Wizard: Hans Christian Andersen by Jane Yolen
The Uglified Ducky by Willie Claflin
Merlin and the Dragons with Kids Wings unit in Literature Based Learning


A 32-page unit perfect for lesson planning, handouts, or projection on your SmartBoard for TWO new fairy tales, The Duchess of Whimsy and The Hink Pink, is now available!

The Activity Guide for The Duchess of Whimsy Contains:
Pre-Reading Discussion Cards
Fairy Tale Factory
Story Mapping
2 -Page Readers’ Theater: Whimsy and Ordinary
Magical Vocabulary
Contrasting Character Studies
Crossword Puzzle: Crossing the Story
Using the Dictionary Multiple Choice
Vocabulary of Whimsy
Multiple Choice Comprehension Activities
Diamante: Changing Poetry Teaching Page
Diamante: Changing Poetry Writing Guide
Researching The Extravagance of Royalty
Understanding Analogies
Answer Keys

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