Category Archives: Animal tales

Welcome the story-tellers

A new year, a new chance to tell you about books you might love. Today, a set of three books that weave folktales and myths into the journeys of three children and their fellow travelers. Grace Lin, Where the Mountain Meets … Continue reading

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Doggie heroes

Here is the last of my recent library stumble-upons, but it was no unknown treasure that I found, simply a book I’ve been curious about ever since finding out that the author of I Capture the Castle had also written a book … Continue reading

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Tall tales and just-so stories

Karel Čapek’s Nine Fairy Tales (1932, tr. 1990 by D. Herrmann) is another treasure found while wandering my school library’s stacks. There are actually ten tales here (And One More Thrown in for Good Measure is the subtitle), most short enough for a … Continue reading

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