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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.
Jacob is the son of a cobbler, who lives in a small German town. One day, an ugly old woman who has a long, crooked nose and a thin neck comes to his mother’s stand to buy some herbs. Herbwise changes Jacob into a miserable hunch-backed dwarf with a megacolossal schnozzle. Dwarf Nose remains one of the most beautiful and idiosyncratic German fairy-tales till this very day.
When Hans Christian Andersen first published this highly original story in 1835, the critical reaction to the story was so harsh that he waited an entire year before publishing “The Little Mermaid” and “The Emperor’s New Clothes”. Here is an opportunity to reread the classic fairy tale and discover once again how wonderful it is. Luckily for us some fairy tales will never die.
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.
“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.