Today I am very excited to present a guest post by my dear son Vidur Sury, who loves folktales from around the world. My heart literally warmed over when he offered to write today’s post. (I should add this tip to the eleven easy ways to...―
The 1925 Newbery winner, Charles J. Finger’s Tales From Silver Lands, is a collection of nineteen folktales, gathered by Finger during his travels in South America. And, I might as well say this up front – I found these stories so uninteresting ...―
About La Laia and La Mercè in Barcelona: ∙ In Barcelona there are two major local holidays, La Laia, celebrated as Barcelona’s Major Winter Festival on February 12th, and La Mercè, September 24th, a three-day farewell to the summer months....―
About the Noseman: A Barcelona Tradition ∙ This traditional figure has as many noses as there are days left to the year, and if you find him, he must grant you a wish. Of course finding him is no easy task. The nose-man, in Catalonian ...―
A little history…A Christmas character from Spain’s Basque Country, Olentzero is sometimes said to be the last member of the “jentillak”, a mythological race of Basque giants that inhabited the Pyrenees before the coming of Christ. Other versions ...―
Welsh Folk-Lore: A Collection of the Folk-Tales and Legends of North Wales This anthology is a thorough introduction to classic literature for those who have not yet experienced these literary masterworks. For those who have known and loved these...―
Print and download a copy of the flyer and schedule for today’s festivities by clicking here 2012 Festival of Folktales1. The Festival of Folktales is the annual kickoff for the Children’s Summer Reading Program at the Huntington ...―
Sorry friends, I have been out of town and so have not gotten a Tutorial Tuesday guest post prepared for today. Although I do have this post about Storytelling that is like a tutorial, so here it is... ∙ I recently had the pleasure of ...―
Norwegian Folktales (Pantheon Fairy Tale & Folklore Library) Collected here in a contemporary translation. With these tales we meet witches, trolls and ogres, sly foxes and mysterious bears, beautiful princesses and country lads turned ...―
Japanese Folktales for Children by Ty Hulse is a collection of short stories. One tale is of a village and their kami. A kami is "a magical spirit which is usually helpful and which a person should respect." One day the kami looks in a stream and...―
Aino folk-tales This is a reproduction of a book published before 1923. This book may have occasional imperfections such as missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. that were either part of the original artifact, or were ...―
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∙ One of the few things I consider when buying a frock is the print. Growing up, I ...
My first thought when I saw the topic for this weeks Photo Challenge: Curves was the ...