11 Jan

TIDE'S TURNING: LEGACY OF THE DRAGON GUARDIAN

Alexander Relph

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MOTIF 643 In the wake of late-twentieth-century feminism, the Grimms in particular have been criticized for characterizing women and girls as either “beautiful and diligent” or “ugly and lazy” and for rewarding female characters for their unquestioning obedience. The door was not fastened, because the Bears were good Bears, who did them. Obviously, many people, including Angela Carter in her introduction to the Virago Book of Fairy Tales, have noted that a great many of so-called fairy tales do not feature fairies at all.

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11 Jan

A Tale of Two Castles

Gail Carson Levine

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Revised and enlarged edition. 6 volumes. 1955–58. Voices from Four Directions: Contemporary Translations of the Native Literatures of North America. It is above all the rather abstractly characterized women who narrate the tales, while the men, among whose ranks are included historical men of letters such as Pietro Bembo and Bernardo Cappello, listen. As the centuries progressed, the beast fable—drawing mainly on Aesop—emerged as a particularly popular type in Western literature.

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11 Jan

Winnie's Midnight Dragon

Valerie Thomas, Korky Paul

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Boulder, CO: Three Continents, 1981; Caracciolo, Peter L., ed. One story, “Tattercoats,” is a poor variation on the Cinderella theme, but the rest are unlike any traditional tales in England or elsewhere. In Drake’s days there was no fresh water at Plymouth, so that the housewives had to go all the way to Plympton to wash their clothes. Turin: Einaudi, 1995. 879–950; Perella, Nicolas J., trans. In one of the latest developments, American artist Joellyn Rock’s “The Vasalisa Project” makes use of digital technology and the Internet.

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10 Jan

The Hidden Treasure (Unicorn Magic Book 4)

Jessica Burkhart

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In the case of Br’er Rabbit, however, the prize commonly involves slipping out of harm’s way rather than any golden goose. Folklore is being invaded and captured by the mass media for commercialization. The Parable of the Three Rings (abstracted from Nathan der Weise, a drama by Gotthold Ephraim Lessing). The old man got awful tired of living after awhile, but couldn't seem to sicken and die. Children and adult readers may well be alienated by the realization that an absorbing fantasy world is in fact the vehicle for religious polemic, a problem that also applies to the Space trilogy.

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10 Jan

Snorp the City Monster (Monster Friends)

Cari Meister

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Elina Druker Swan Maiden A swan maiden is a beautiful young woman who appears in the form of a swan, and who regains human shape periodically when she lays aside her suit of feathers. Throughout the seventeenth century they proved to be resistant 760 PORTUGUESE TALES to the onslaughts of censorship, though many have been lost and are only documented in lists. Most familiar to Western audiences are the folkloric films of Miyazaki Hayao, among them Mononoke-hime (Princess Mononoke, 1997) and Sen to Chihiro no kamikakushi (Spirited Away, 2001); these explore Japanese animism, nature deities, and the magical otherworld of spirit creatures.

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10 Jan

The Mountains of the Moon (Unicorn's Secret)

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ANECDOTE 39 Further Reading: Seljamaa, Elo-Hanna. “Walter Anderson: A Scientist beyond Historic and Geographic Borders.” Studies in Estonian Folkloristics and Ethnology: A Reader and Reflexive History. The Rajah's daughter died, but her body did not decay nor did her face loose its bloom, and the prince went every day to see her, for he still loved her very much. The Golden Ass retells tales of many familiar types, including stories about magic, robber tales, and revenge and adultery.

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10 Jan

The Deliverers 3: The Golden Dragon of Ang (The Deliverers

Gregory S. Slomba

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Three fairies satisfy their desire, but one of them wishes that the child be born with the skin of a pig, which he may shed only after taking three wives. On the 28th, food is offered to those who died by accidental or violent means; these gifts are also placed outside the home, to guard against malign spirits. Fairy tales, on the other hand, adapt themselves around us. There are two reasons for this; first Thor the god of the Storms is an Æsir in Norse myth while his counter part Indra is the King of the Devas in the Rigveda, further the lord of the Æsir, Odin, has no counter part in India as he is partially inspired by Ugric-Finno mythology.

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10 Jan

The Dragon Diary: Dragonology Chronicles, Volume 2

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In the various paired characters and episodes (9) I have mentioned, we see contrasting characteristics placed in similar episodes, a structural devise which aids their ultimate fusion. Popular tales from the Norse. (Buttercup.) Pyle, K. Apples are either ripe or they are not - fit to eat or not fit to eat. This tradition was affected by the tremendous changes that the modern world had undergone, including achievements in quantum physics and hypotheses about the origins of the universe, which allow nonlinear time and a multitude of alternative worlds.

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10 Jan

Would You Rather Be a Princess or a Dragon?

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Historical documents show that, in the capital of S ong, storytelling was regularly performed in the vernacular language in well-defined urban entertainment centers. A sophisticated verbal technology, oral traditions encode historical legends, place names, detailed medical, botanical, and agricultural information, moral and ethical teachings, games, mourning songs, proverbs, myths, epics, praise songs, and wisdom sayings. See Alcover, Antoni Maria Raco Ranke, Kurt (1908–1985) Kurt Ranke was a German folklorist and folktale scholar whose most enduring contributions to the study of folk narrative were largely organizational in nature.

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09 Jan

Magelica's Voyage: Once upon a time, a fairytale touched the

Louise Courey Nadeau

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The tale of Aladdin is about deprivation and poverty. Filmed in Hungarian, under the title Piroska e Polish-, and Hungarian-speaking actors, it was dubbed in English and French. Turnhout: Brepols, 1982; Emenanjo, E. ‘Nolue. “The Anecdote as an Oral Genre: The Case in Igbo.” Folklore 95.2 (1984): 171–76; Hancock, Cecily. “The ‘Me All Face’ Story: European Literary Background of an American Comic Indian Anecdote.” Journal of American Folklore 76 (1963): 340–42; Tubach, Frederic C.

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