Rainbow Magic

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Marte Hult O Ocampo, Silvina (1903–1993) As a child, the Argentinean short-story writer and poet Silvina Ocampo was fascinated with Hans Christian Andersen and the Brothers Grimm. The second collection was published in €rchen (Greek Tales) contains twenty-five stories, 1877 by Bernhard Schmidt. No matter how different our cultures are, what is fantastic is that there are so many similar variants. The Princess and The Pea beings with a prince who is searching to find his one true love who obviously has to be a princess.

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Stories for Bedtime

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Nesbit is not entirely free from the secondary-world obsessions of Victorian writers such as Lewis Carroll and George MacDonald, and she develops this theme explicitly in The Magic City (1910); however, her personal concerns are more with time, time travel, and the access to history it provides. Today, there is an Archive of Portuguese Folktales (APFT) in the Centro de Estudos Ata ıde Oliveira (CEAO) at the University of the Algarve (see Archives).

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Tales of Beatrix Potter: Library Edition

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These popularly disseminated tales of deities and demons had Taoist, Buddhist, and folkloric origins, and their popularity has continued into the present. Artists can also use the numerous paratexts of the picture-book medium: covers, title pages, and endpapers that can provide additional details and direct the viewer towards new dimensions and interpretations. The girl’s shawl, made to TRANSFORMATION 985 match her rosy cheeks, is quite a bloody red. Extremely young children accept fictional characters with special or magical skills and talents, and teaching literature through folktales helps children develop a sense of imagination.

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The Brown Fairy Book (Illustrated) (Classic Books for

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I’ll admit I read this one because I loved the name, but “ Bungle in the Jungle ,” and it’s sequel, “ Turn Me Loose ” has turned into one of my favorite fanfic series of all time. These sites are about trickster tales in world folk literature, including Native American tales, tales from Africa, and tales from the American South. The Grasshopper and the Ants (Aesop, Jones, 1912). These approaches, by the very nature of their field-research methods and underlying assumptions, often value oral narrative over the written or rewritten, but diverge in their specific concepts of story, collecting methodologies, and interpretations of storytelling.

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It's Not About the Beanstalk! (Easy-to-Read Wonder Tales)

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Folktales and Society: Story-Telling in a Hungarian Peasant Community. In some tales, the prince’s curse is broken when his bride receives him in her bed. A godson of Louis XIV, Mailly also included a long homage to a “great king” in the last tale of the collection, “L’isle inaccessible” (“The Inaccessible Island’), as well as a representation of the glittering entertainments at Versailles. The prevalence and importance of frame tales in the ancient cycles of storytelling may also be related to the medium of narration, that is, the human voice and oral texts, which, unlike the book, do not have any tangible existence.

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Grimm's Fairy Stories

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Humans are also able to call on the gods for help to defeat enemies or bring down those who have done them wrong, and often the aid comes in the form of a bird, a fish, a reptile, or even insects. Because the potential number of topics reaches into the thousands, a judicious selection was necessary. His most momentous work, however, is found in the annotations to Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm’s fairy tales that he published in collaboration with the Slavic scholar Jir ı Pol ıvka.

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The Indian Fairy Book

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The fate of the Celt in the British Empire bids fair to resemble that of the Greeks among the Romans. "They went forth to battle, but they always fell," yet the captive Celt has enslaved his captor in the realm of imagination. In Kiki Smith: Telling Tales (2001) and Kiki Smith: Prints, Books & Things (2003–4), two major twenty-first century exhibitions of her fairy-tale work, childlike images coexist peacefully with violent content. Internationally, the best-known fairy-tale writers are Zacharias Topelius and Tove Jansson, both of whom wrote in Swedish.

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Jonathan Michael and the Twisted Tale

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One thing of additional interest is a work by Molly Bang. Meanwhile Snegurochka begs her mother to grant her the capacity for human love and warmth. In other tales, the fate of the soon-to-be born child is negatively influenced by the mother’s uncontrollable cravings during pregnancy (for example, Giambattista Basile’s “Petrosinella” and d’Aulnoy’s “White Cat”). Similarly, Linda D egh’s Folktales and Society: Story-Telling in a Hungarian Peasant Community (1969) examines larger social trends, including the gendered domains of occupations and performances that lead to a preponderance of male storytellers.

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Georgian Folk Tales: "Illustrated"

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Andersen's work sometimes drew on old folktales, but more often deployed fairytale motifs and plots in new tales. [48] MacDonald incorporated fairytale motifs both in new literary fairy tales, such as The Light Princess, and in works of the genre that would become fantasy, as in The Princess and the Goblin or Lilith. [49] Two theories of origins have attempted to explain the common elements in fairy tales found spread over continents. They also try to ride the coat tails of Cinderella’s good fortune and have their eyes picked out by birds.

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Debi Gliori's Bedtime Stories

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How can I sleep without any warranty over me? Unlike witches, their more pervasive counterparts who appear unbidden with evil intent, sorceresses are actually sought out to perform helpful magic, to restore balance to the community, and to advise on matters of the heart. Or the Japanese folktale about Momotaro, the Peach Boy who battles monstrous creatures on a distant island? Albany: SUNY Press, 1997; Calhoon, Kenneth S., Novalis, Freud, and the Discipline of Romance.

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