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Posts in 'Folklore'


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

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Filed Under:  Animals   Folklore   Movies   Scary  

Spring Back

Three leafy new retellings.

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Filed Under:  Animals   Folklore   Seasons  

Some Things Are Scary

Books to put the fright back in Halloween.

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Filed Under:  Folklore   Holiday   Scary  

Fool Me Twice

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

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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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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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Filed Under:  Folklore   Foreigners   Holiday   Seasons  

Everything You Never Knew

The wasted potential of monsters.

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Wait, We Just Got Here

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

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Filed Under:  Death   Folklore   Scary   Truly, Madly, Deeply  

Goblins in America

A foolish consistency, and the case for magical thinking.

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