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Oct 23, 2020

In Sandburg's 'The Dollar Watch and the Five Jack Rabbits' we get a story of loss that's familiar to every pet owner - even if we didn't get our pets by saving a man from the gallows.

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Oct 2, 2020

In the penultimate chapter in the fairytale of 'Ourson' we finally see the battle between the Fairy Drolette and the Fairy Furious.

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Sep 23, 2020

In 'The Conflagration', Part 8 in the tale of 'Ourson' our protagonist begins his trials after another prophetic dream from Violette.

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Aug 3, 2020

In the first of three Italian folktales this week that focuses on just how much more clever the peasants are than the clergy or nobility, 'The Thoughtless Abbot' has his neck saved by a trusted servant.

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May 29, 2020

The Brazilian story of 'How the Monkey Escaped Being Eaten' has just the best depiction of children that I've ever read. And, of course, the most amazing monkey ever.

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