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Gobsmacked

Loud bumps and tiny footsteps in Little Bear’s Visit by Else Holmelund Minarik and Maurice Sendak.

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May 24 2017 | Comments: 0

Filed Under:  Animals    Folklore    Movies    Scary  

Spring Back

Three leafy new retellings.

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May 14 2017 | Comments: 0

Filed Under:  Animals    Folklore    Seasons  

Fool Me Twice

Tell the Truth, B.B. Wolf by Judy Sierra and J. Otto Seibold.

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Nov 26 2012 | Comments: 0

Filed Under:  Animals    Crime & Punishment    Folklore    Manners  

Built to Spill

Bad eggs and tall orders in McFig and McFly, A Tale of Jealousy, Revenge and Death (with a Happy Ending).

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Feb 17 2012 | Comments: 0

Filed Under:  Death    Folklore    Friends & Neighbors    Role Models  

Creep Silently

Consolations of winter in The Tomten and the Fox by Astrid Lindgren, Harald Wiberg, Karl-Erik Forsslund and generations of Scandinavians who would know. 

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Dec 19 2011 | Comments: 0

Filed Under:  Folklore    Foreigners    Holiday    Seasons  

Wild Thing

Mordecai Gerstein and the one that got away.

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Jan 23 2011 | Comments: 0

Filed Under:  Death    Folklore    History    Misfits & Renegades    Treasures  

Everything You Never Knew

The wasted potential of monsters.

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Dec 19 2010 | Comments: 0

Filed Under:  Executive Decisions of Our Time    Folklore    Movies    Scary  

Wait, We Just Got Here

At the edge of unreason in Michael Rosen’s Sad Book.

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Aug 31 2010 | Comments: 0

Filed Under:  Death    Folklore    Scary    Truly, Madly, Deeply  

Goblins in America

A foolish consistency, and the case for magical thinking.

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Apr 05 2010 | Comments: 0

Filed Under:  Folklore    Foreigners    Forests, Trees & All Things Green    God    Scary  

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