Tag Archives for folklore

The Little Red Hen

Three recent picture-book versions of the story where subtle differences appear in the conclusions (from Parents’ Choice) 

19. March 2016 by Jerry Griswold
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George Washington & the Cherry Tree

The legend meant to encourage truth-telling was itself a fabrication (from the Los Angeles Times)

12. February 2016 by Jerry Griswold
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Sleeping Beauty: P.L. Travers

Gifts of the Thirteenth Fairy (from The Nation)

12. January 2016 by Jerry Griswold
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Paul(a) Bunyan: Feminist Tall Tale

“Everyone knows about Paul Bunyan . . . but not many people know about Paula Bunyan, his little sister. Maybe ‘little’ isn’t the right word. After all, she was as tall as a pine tree and as strong as a … Continue reading

09. January 2016 by Jerry Griswold
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Goth Movies, Teen Dreams, & Fairy Tales: “Beastly” and “Red Riding Hood”

Hollywood on Teens: Boys prefer empowering metro realism, Girls high fantasy and better costumes (from Parents’ Choice) 

28. October 2015 by Jerry Griswold
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William Steig: Shrek & Co.

He was a kid all his life. As Steig himself insisted: “For some reason, I’ve never felt grown up.” (from Parents’ Choice)

06. September 2015 by Jerry Griswold
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Cowboys & Cowgirls

Mamas, Let Your Babies Grow Up to be Cowboys and Cowgirls

12. May 2015 by Jerry Griswold
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Marcia Brown: Tokyo Interview

“We need the stranger to understand ourselves”

06. May 2015 by Jerry Griswold
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Nursery Rhymes

For no other reason than they are delightful  

30. April 2015 by Jerry Griswold
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Fables: Aesop

Why Aesop’s Fables should be the one literary work sent to outer space to represent us

27. April 2015 by Jerry Griswold
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Mother Goose

“Baa, Baa, Black Sheep,”  “Humpty Dumpty,” “Jack and Jill,” “Little Boy Blue”… (from the New York Times Book Review)

23. March 2015 by Jerry Griswold
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