Like most Mayan folk tales, this one is all about animals and how they got the personality traits they hold. I thought it was a funny story and was glad to include it in The FairyTale Alphabet Book, Fairy Tales and Folk Tales from Around the World.
In 1846, Edgar Allan Poe published an essay known as 'The Philosophy of Composition'. The true nature and intent behind this essay has long been a matter of debate.
The King of the Crocodiles marries a farmer's daughter. Sounds gruesome but ends very magically.
The Bible is a very interesting book, and whether or not you believe it is irrelevant when it comes to these two lessons. There are two lessons that can be found in the Bible, and in other texts, that should be heeded if you want to live your best possible life.
A Man of the People is a novel that was written by the late Nigerian novelist, poet, and essayist, Chinua Achebe. The accounts in the book are told from viewpoint of Odili, a former teacher who's intending to challenge M.A. Nanga, his class three teacher for a parliamentary seat.
It seems like you hardly ever meet someone who never lies which is why this story is so charming and relevant. This is another story from The FairyTale Alphabet Book, Fairy Tales and Folk Tales from Around the World.
You've probably heard this one before. It is a classic fairy tale by Hans Christian Andersen retold using my collage illustration. This is from The FairyTale Alphabet Book, Fairy Tales and Folk Tales from Around the World.
Mithiladham is a small portion of Bihar in India which is struggling for its existence for about a century. Though the culture is more than centuries old, it's not known to even the native dwellers because of the migration from village to cities.
My story is about how everything in life has a silver lining.
Orwell adventured into other areas besides the novel. And he was a real critic of his time that was innovative for most authors.
Hawkeye was a tweener before tweener was cool
Action And Reaction is a short story written by Chitra Fernando who is known as a Sri Lankan author. This story includes some Sinhala expressions, and the story is based in Sri Lankan Village.
The title loosely translated means an old man who made withered cherry trees bloom but I thought the story was more about the dog. This is another from The FairyTale Alphabet Book, Fairy Tales and Folk Tales From Around the World.
This poem is not just about violence and abuse rather it is also about how violent memories of the past still find their way into the present and how they have a profound effect on our lives.
This is an interesting fairy tale involving kidnapping by a dragon and an evil witch stepmother. Geirlug, the King's Daughter is another of the FairyTale Alphabet Book, Fairy Tales and Folk Tales from Around the World.
Louis L'Amour has us experiencing life in the 12th century in this captivating, page-turning tale of historical fiction that takes place in Europe and the Middle East—told through the fearless and daring adventures of our main character, Mathurin Kerbouchard.
In F. Scott Fitzgerald's "The Great Gatsby", every character except Gatsby himself, is shown drinking or getting drunk at one time or another. These drunken fits even push the story forwards. So why is it that Fitzgerald placed the setting right in the middle of prohibition when alcohol was banned?
"Fantasy is a natural human activity. It certainly does not destroy or even insult Reason; and it does not either blunt the appetite for, nor obscure the perception of, scientific verity. On the contrary. The keener and the clearer is the reason, the better fantasy will it make."
The tiger can be a dangerous entity if it turns a maneater. Many tigers have been shot dead in hunting expeditions but in one case a tiger took away a Sikh soldier's turban leading to an order to bayonet the tiger to death. There is only one such case in world history.
Hop o' My Thumb is a less-known fairy tale written by Charles Perrault. It's a variation of Hansel and Gretel with elements of Jack and the Beanstalk. It addresses grim themes as child abandonment and cannibalism.
Very similar to the Frog Prince, this is a strange frog fairy tale from Scotland, another in The FairyTale Alphabet Book, Fairy Tales and Folk Tales from Around the World. The youngest princess saves the day, yet again.
Kiigbo Kiigba is the name of a contrary boy who doesn't like to follow the rules and gets himself into trouble. This is another of my fairy tales from around the world; this one from West Africa. From the book The FairyTale Alphabet Book, Fairy Tales and Folk Tales from Around the World.
Almost like Tom Thumb, Issun-boshi is a Japanese Fairy Tale about a one-inch boy and his adventures. This is one of the stories in my The FairyTale Alphabet Book, Fairy Tales and Folk Tales from Around the World.
The Heart of the Monkey is a fun and funny story about a wise monkey who almost gets fooled by an alligator but is smart enough to see trouble and talk his way out. This is included in The FairyTale Alphabet Book, Fairy Tales and Folk Tales from Around the World.