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forestandcrow
Tales of Norse Mythology | Helen A. Guerber
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Rereading norse mythology again
Needed a refresher.

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booklover3258
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Pickpick

My review of this book can be found on my Youtube Vlog at :

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uhnvM_JzVzQ

Enjoy!

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Panpan

I ended up unfortunately being disappointed with this collection. It definitely has a lot of stories I haven‘t read before, and the leather binding is beautiful with a ribbon bookmark and great illustrations. But most of the stories were not very engaging. I think out of the hundreds of stories in here I liked about 7 that were new to me.

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sdbruening
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Linsy
The Red Fairy Book | Andrew Lang
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“If you do not pay me, I will be paid by your heirs.”

This tale fascinates me because it's supposed to be (loosely) based on history. Apparently, “When you're flipping through the town chronicle of Hamelin, you'll find an entry in the year 1384: 'It is 100 years since our children left.'“

So ... did rats bring plague? Was it a Children's Crusade? Emigration? Some even think a dancing plague. Wish we knew. #germany #readingeurope2020 #fairytales

Linsy I pulled that quote from a Curiosity article by Reuben Westmaas: https://curiosity.com/topics/the-pied-piper-isnt-just-a-fairy-tale-curiosity/ (edited) 2d
inthegreensandblues Chills! 😨 2d
jewright I love the poem about this story. 2d
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Linsy
The Red Fairy Book | Andrew Lang
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“The Nettle Spinner“ is so creepy!! And sad. While the good people get what they deserve in the end, it ends on a decidedly morose tone. The antagonist succeeds in making their life miserable for years. Sometimes I just want them to knock off the bad guy! #belgium #readingeurope2020 #fairytales

aeeklund This story has stuck in my mind ever since I read it years ago. Isn‘t it haunting?? 3d
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Linsy
The Red Fairy Book | Andrew Lang
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“One can‘t have too many friends.”

“Drakestail“ is the classic adventure story. Friendship is its modus operandi. “Quick! Quack!” is my new catch phrase. 😸 #france #readingeurope2020 #fairytales

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Autumnscribe
Russian Fairy Tales | Aleksandr Afanas'ev
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Pickpick

My parents brought this back from their trip. The illustrations are absolutely breathtaking. I was amazed by how similar some of the old folk tales to those collected in Germany by the Grimm brothers.

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Lesliereads
Afro-American Folktales | Roger D Abrahams
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Stories from Black traditions in the new world. #readsoullit #afroamericanfolktales

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Linsy
The Red Fairy Book | Andrew Lang
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“A Troll with three heads lives here.“

“I should have been just as well pleased if he had four heads more, for I should have enjoyed seeing the fellow.“

From “Soria Moria Castle“

Sometimes I wish I had some foolhardy bravery like Halvor. ⚔
#norway #readingeurope2020 #fairytales

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