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“The Sunday paper was a family thing at the Donaldson house. Mom and Dad dreamed it up as a weekly ceasefire in the war between me and my worst enemy on earth, that waste of bathroom tissue, my brother, Chase the Disgrace.” A rolicking, funny story on sibling relationships, role models and the Scottish phenomena – Hamish Mactavish.
“The Dwarf Nose” remains to this day one of the most beautiful and idiosyncratic of the German fairy tales. Jacob is the son of a cobbler and a street vendor, and lives in a small town. One day, an ugly old woman with a long crooked nose comes to his mother’s stand to buy some herbs, and asks the little boy to carry them home for her–where she then changes him into a miserable hunch-backed dwarf with an enormous snout.
One of the great fairy tales from the legendary Hans Christian Anderson. A miniature girl is born from a barleycorn seed and lives a tranquil life until a villainous toad abducts her. But from here, the real adventures are only just beginning for this little sprite–whose perseverance and endurance provide a lesson of freedom and self-reliance for us all.
How do you explain Kierkegaard’s philosophical ideas to a 5-year-old? It can be very simple if you don’t let Søren Kierkegaard confound you. A curious and thought-provoking children’s story about the great philosopher, Søren Kierkegaard.
Raggedy Ann and the Kittens is a cherished american classic story for children and for those who has ever treasured a toy. Wonderful characters of tin soldiers, dolls and kites are brought to life by the author’s illustrations.
Another lovely adventure with Raggedy Ann. In this episode, we find her tied to a kite and sailing through the air. But what happens when the wind rips her away and sends her flying into the distance? Will her friend Marcella ever find her again?
“Here we are, at eight hundred yards. Men are like insects. See! I think we should always contemplate them from this height, to judge correctly of their proportions. The Place de la Comedie is transformed into an immense ant-hill. Observe the crowd which is gathered on the quays; and the mountains also get smaller and smaller.”
Things are not always what they seem. Who is Kunfoosa: a beetle? a little girl? or a terrible jinn? A playful and funny story, written after Arabic folktale.