Grand Adventures (Disney Classic Pooh)

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His shoes were burnt. "oops," said Captain Hook. "I guess I bought the wrong clock from teh wrong pirate shop. Possible subjects for presentations include but are not limited to: Fairy tale utopias and dystopias and the blurred lines between fiction, fact, reality, science fiction and mythology Relationship between fairy tale characters and real life humans: do human ‘good guys’ or ‘bad guys’ behave so differently from fictional goodies and baddies, where there times when characters that seem fantastic to modern folks were actually considered to be more realistic by historical readers/listeners, what factors shape the changes that cause people to perceive characters as more or less real Intended lessons and values of stories and counter-interpretations, particularly in relation to gender, sex, materialistic values, notions of virtue and authority Listening versus reading: impact of oral traditions on the narratives, impact of illustrations in reception of the tales, etc.

The Enchanted Files: Diary of a Mad Brownie

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Generations have now grown up on Pyle's books for children, including The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood, The Story of King Arthur's Knights, Howard Pyle's Book of Pirates, and The Wonder Clock. (Most of the drawings in this post are from the latter.) In 1990, Pyle established The Howard Pyle School of Illustration Art -- first in Wilmington, and then in eastern Pennsylvania near the Brandywine River. Where are the witches that flew in and out of the homes of men?

Meet the Bigfeet (The Yeti Files #1)

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The classical Slovak folktale collections, which are reprinted up to the present day, are those edited by Pavol Dobsinsk y and August Horislav Skult ety in 1858–61 and by Dobsinsk y alone in 1880–83. This version is from Joseph Jacob's More Celtic Fairy Tales, 1892. The king agreed, and the poor man began his tale in this way: “There was once a man who built a barn that covered many acres, and that reached almost to the sky. Myth and Fairy Tale in Contemporary Women’s Fiction.

Little Brown Animal

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Sophy they say that all are not published. Western Slavs The folk traditions of the Western Slavs belong to the Central and Western European narrative area and share a common store of plots and motifs. Both lyrical drama and extravaganza flourished at the beginning of the twentieth century. The fable and exemplum also serve as pedagogical tools by teaching moral lessons. On the other hand, Perrault's "Cinderella" is an odd-ball; normally the Cinderella figure is helped by her dead mother, and "Sleeping Beauty" is as likely to be a victim of prophecy as a curse ).

Kids Fantasy Books: "The Legend of The Pink Unicorn 3"

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A little further probing reveals that the games are essentially outlets for mythmaking. In the 1970s, folktale narrators came into focus. Conscious, separate existence is achieved when the container is breached, but ends at death, when the constituents of the body return to the earth to become part of the cycle of life. One final ballet of Russian origin is Sheherazade, presented by Diaghilev in the same year as The Firebird (1910).

Diary of a Mighty Ender Dragon, Book Two and Book Three: (An

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There must be fidelity to a goal and purity of heart, values fundamental to salvation and triumph. Even so a small group of young girls still follows these rivulets of water towards the river to sing and perform ceremonies in a beautiful cluster of trees which cling to the side of a river as it runs through the countryside as they have done since long before the coming of the Christian Church. Meanwhile, the dragon had already reached his lair with the princess. Grantham Aldred Myth Folklorists see myths as stories about grand events in ancient times, often discussing the origin of the present world, of its order and of different objects, phenomena, and creatures.

Not As We Know It

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James Shapiro, early modern scholar, asserts that you can tell a lot about cultural anxiety by the stories that are told. Yet, although Atwood’s Joan cultivates dreams of romantic surrender to dark, dashing men in cloaks, she operates like the third sister in the Grimms’ “Fitcher’s Bird,” who outwits the wizard and rescues herself and her two sisters. Animation of an elderly woman that could be a Fairy Godmother, waving a star tipped wand. Maybe that's the reason why the tales feel comfortable and familiar to us, as if we've always known them -- and of course we have.

Cecile and The Future of Dragons (Mystic Heroine Adventures)

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Charlotte Eubanks Jarrell, Randall (1914–1965) Even before he began to translate Grimm fairy tales for collections such as The Golden Bird (1962) and The Juniper Tree (1973), the major American poet and critic Randall Jarrell had published poetry that evinced his belief that fairy tales might offer cultural sustenance for a modern psyche traumatized by two catastrophic world wars. New York: Modern Language Association, 2003. 294–98. ———. “The Arabian Nights, Visual Culture, and Early German Cinema.” The Arabian Nights in Transnational Perspective.

Christopher Dragon Meets the New World (The Tales of

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Of particular interest is the last chapter which traces the familiar Authurian heros and their stories back to their original rootstock as Welsh and Irish deities. I will take you on a tour as I look deep into the Cheshire that lies underneath the wonderful countryside and find the secrets that still hide there. His notes in the local dialect became the basis of the archives, which systematically documents folktales, folk songs, proverbs and sayings, regional customs, folk beliefs, folk medicine, regional cuisine, clothing, housing, and the lives of children, peasants, wage workers, fishermen, and craftsmen.

Leafman Attacks: 3 Worse Than A Bugbear (Volume 3)

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Auleear, Dawood, and Lee Haring, trans. and ed. These markers of orality were then stylistically replicated in written collections, cited as evidence of authenticity, contrasted with highly embellished literary tales, in particular fairy tales, and, in a circular and self-perpetuating move, used not only in subsequent field collecting to differentiate true folktales from those that had been “contaminated,” but also served as the definitional requirements of the (oral) folktale. (One could, in this way, “recognize” the vestiges of an oral tale by the ironically literary convention “Once upon a time.”) The articulated rupture between the literary and the oral—impossible to maintain, and unsupportable by historical records—resulted in a hardening of the genres of folklore.