Birth date: July 27, 1870
Died: July 16, 1953
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*sigh* This is more of a ramble than a review, sorry. tl;dr: Fantastic story, godawful versions. Another post just reminded me of struggling through this last month when daughter had it as assigned reading. Don't get me wrong, I love me some Tristan and Isolde. It's one of my favourite tales, ...
This Summer I am leading a book club for kids in grades 1-3. I'm excited, in part, because we've decided to combine our former girls and boys clubs into a mixed 'kids' book club, I feel like we're finally stepping out of a box and into bigger and better possibilities for discussions and books. The...
This slender volume of ghost stories, an annual tradition issued by Canadian Ash-Tree Press for several years, was quite good as well as interesting. The theme was authors who rarely, or never wrote ghost stories and certainly weren't known, except for Buchan, for their macabre output. These are all...
The English version of Struwwelpeter by Heinrich Hoffmann. I definitely prefer the German version. In the English version the only story I really liked was the one about lying.
MATILDA WHO TOLD LIES AND WAS BURNED TO DEATH.