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Grimm’s Complete Fairy Tales: Mr. Korbes

"A cock and a hen once wanted to go on a journey together. So the cock built a beautiful carriage with four red wheels, and he harnessed four little mice to it. And the cock and the hen got into it, and were driven off." Sort of like The Dog and the Sparrow, this fairy tale … Continue reading Grimm’s Complete Fairy Tales: Mr. Korbes

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Grimm’s Complete Fairy Tales: Old Sultan

"There was once a peasant who owned a faithful dog called Sultan, now grown so old that he had lost all his teeth, and could lay hold of nothing." This fairy tale is an excellent example of how much these fantastical stories can offer to their readers. Old Sultan balances fright and action with softness … Continue reading Grimm’s Complete Fairy Tales: Old Sultan

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Grimm’s Complete Fairy Tales: The Dog and the Sparrow

"There was once a sheep-dog whose master behaved ill to him and did not give him enough to eat, and when for hunger he could bear it no longer, he left his service very sadly. In the street he was met by a sparrow, who said, 'Dog, my brother, why are you so sad?'" Content … Continue reading Grimm’s Complete Fairy Tales: The Dog and the Sparrow

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Grimm’s Complete Fairy Tales: The Hare and the Hedgehog

"The story, my dear young folks, seems to be false, but it really is true, for my grandfather, when relating it always used to say, 'It must be true, my son, or else no one could tell it to you.' The story is as follows." This fairy tale is a bit of a whirlwind. It’s … Continue reading Grimm’s Complete Fairy Tales: The Hare and the Hedgehog

The Snow Maiden and other Russian Tales

My fairy tale exploration has officially gone beyond the Grimm realm, with my reading of The Snow Maiden and other Russian Tales, translated and retold by Bonnie C. Marshall (advised by Alla V. Kulagina). I'm going to talk a little bit about the particular edition I read, and then cover some of the fairy tales and … Continue reading The Snow Maiden and other Russian Tales

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On the Road: Maine State Library

There's Something About The Maine State Library For the first time, I visited the Maine State Library and - surprise! - it was fantastic. My trip was prompted by the latest book chosen for the #AnHistorianReads book club. The library I frequent did not have a copy, and I could not request the book from … Continue reading On the Road: Maine State Library