Gun, With Occasional Music: Library Edition

Jonathan Lethem

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The horrified prince proclaims that his bride will never again have to do such work. Fittingly, the unicorn was seen as a mystical and mysterious creature who commanded great respect and power. Selvon sets his narrative in a tyre factory in Chiswick, England. They have been accused of simplifying the tales and creating the "fairy tale" ending, in which everything goes right, as opposed to the pain and suffering—and sometimes unhappy endings—of many folk fairy tales. [68] Many filmed fairy tales have been made primarily for children, from Disney's later works to Aleksandr Rou's retelling of Vasilissa the Beautiful, the first Soviet film to use Russian folk tales in a big-budget feature. [77] Others have used fairy tale motifs to create new tales, as in the movies Labyrinth, [78] and My Neighbor Totoro. [79] Other works have retold fairy tales for adults.
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Forest Friends and the Three-Headed Dragon

Karel Hlobil

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Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2000; Haase, Donald. “The Arabian Nights, Visual Culture, and Early German Cinema.” The Arabian Nights in Transnational Perspective. Mule laden with corn and the mule laden with gold. ^sop. Gamelan music plays during the performance. Turkish fairy tales. (Enchanted hog.) Lang. The range of epic as genre has been greatly increased by the study of living oral epics, such as those from India (for example, the Tulu Siri Epic), North Asia (for example, Mongolian and Tibetan epics), and Africa (for example, Mwindo Epic).
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Monsterbook: Rumblefart and the Beastly Bottom: Rumblefart

Michael Broad

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Poetic natural descriptions are blended with local legends to describe the defining character of each Swedish province. In one Oroqen tale when a man named Mokodai's wife was carried off by the Tegecen tribe he disguised himself as a cripple and went out in search of his wife. A fairy queen tells Jack that the love of mortals changes fairies. Mircea Eliade (1907–86) has shown that many mythologies fix the sacred center of the world or its axis (axis mundi).
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Moshi Monsters Super Search

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With these qualities, he masters the most difficult tasks, often wins the favors of the princess, and becomes king. Story telling in home and school. 26 FAIRY TALES Boy and the goat. *Treadwell. In stories about the telling of tales, such as the Arabian Nights, a narrator may follow or interrupt one tale with another, but such stories are frame narratives, not hybrids. For example, “The Well at the World’s End” is from Islay; “The King of Lochlin’s Three Daughters” from Inveraray; “Tam Scott and the Fin-Man” from Orkney; and “The Last of the Picts” from the Lowlands. (From the backcover of the book) Dian has given us the link to the page on the Scottish Poetry Library which is devoted to her father, a great folklorist and poet, with a beautiful portrait, a very interesting biography, a bibliography and even a selection of lovely poems: Here are the 12 colourful volumes of my Andrew Lang’s collection published by Dover Press in the 1960s but I have also collected, year after year, the magnificent volumes of the Folio edition.
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How To Speak Dragonese (Turtleback School & Library Binding

Cressida Cowell

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Eschatological Myths - Eschatological myths explain catastrophic events. Baum himself had helped adapt it as a Broadway play in 1902, and afterward produced a series of silent movies based on The Wonderful Wizard of Oz and other novels from his Oz series. The Winds, again, in their fancy, were the companions or the ministers of Indra, the sky-god. Home of Robin Hood is a guide to North Nottinghamshire which includes information on Robin Hood. Taggart has used Hispanic versions of the Eurasian Bear’s Son tale, as told by men, to cast light on the workings of masculinity in Old and New World settings.
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The Painted Boy

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In contrast to the first wave of tale writing, linked to the values of rationalism and the integration of literature and society, the second and third phases, influenced by Enlightenment philosophies, challenged those ideals. Ogumefu in Yoruba Legends (1929), offers an example from West Africa. Leni: The Life and Work of Leni Riefenstahl. Evening tales (Enchanted princess.) Broadman, Longfellow and Sharpeyes. Moser, Dietz-R€ udiger. “Theorie- und Methodenprobleme der M€ archenforschung.” Ethnologia Bavarica 10 (1981): 47–64.
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Stormbound (Guardian Herd Series, Book 2)

Jennifer Lynn Alvarez

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These beautiful stories all have a sacred theme and speak to us in spiritual ways. Jolted off the back of his westward-bound pioneer family’s covered wagon, four-year-old Bill is left in the dust by his eighteen wawling and brawling siblings and never-suspecting mom and dad. Oberfeld, Charlotte. “Auch ein Beitrag zur ‘Heimat’Diskussion: ‘Heimatk€ unstler’ Otto Ubbelohde— Illustrator der Grimmschen M€ archen.” Sprache und Brauchtum: Bernhard Martin zum 90. In their envy, the two malicious sisters of his 810 RITCHIE, ANNE THACKERAY (1837–1919) wife send the tsar a message that she has given birth to a monster.
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The Rowan Tree (the Second Toby and Sox Adventure) (Toby and

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Pacific writers and artists are presenting the many different aspects of their region and, in turn, the world is discovering that not all stories have yet been heard and that all stories are not the same, as the literary critic Roland Barthes once declared. Allusions to famous fairy tales appear in stories that can primarily be interpreted as a child’s imaginative play, such as the Swedish author Pija Lindenbaum’s Bridget and the Gray Wolves (2000).
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Jin Jin the Dragon

Grace Chang

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Some animal tales are allegorical, such as that of a rodent parliament that assembles and decides to put a bell on the prowling cat, only to be brought to their senses by an old wise rat who asks, “Who will bell the cat?” (ATU 110, Belling the Cat). At night, they sit snugly by the fire and listen to Old Peter’s tales. She works in early modern French literary fairy tales and French and Italian intertextuality in fairy tales.
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George and his Dragon - Volume Three (Read-out-Loud Book 3)

Lily Wells

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The last tale, “Griselda and the Marquis of Saluzzo” (10.10), combines motifs common to the Cinderella and Beauty and the Beast tale types and found later rewritings in the work of Geoffrey Chaucer, Giambattista Basile, and Charles Perrault. Fairy-tale structures, in their frequent focus on wealth and beauty, mesh well with the goals of consumerism and highlight marketing tendencies to focus on a white, middle-class, male-dominated ideal. An anonymous graffito alludes more openly to the sexual implications of this fairy tale: “Better one night with a prince than a whole life with a frog.” A number of anonymous slogans based on “Snow White” also enter the sexual sphere: “Better once with Snow White than seven times with the dwarfs” or “Did you know that Snow White had no rest on any day of the week?” And there is also Mae West’s erotic twist, “I used to be Snow White—but I 54 APULEIUS, LUCIUS (C. 124–C. 170 CE) drifted,” which was sold in 1999 as a quip on a postcard.
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