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by Hans Christian Andersen | Children's Books
Registered by grubsneerg of Greensburg, Pennsylvania USA on 6/29/2008
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Journal Entry 1 by grubsneerg from Greensburg, Pennsylvania USA on Sunday, June 29, 2008

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Bought at the Patty's Paperbacks yard sale to release in the wild. 

Journal Entry 2 by grubsneerg at Greensburg, Pennsylvania USA on Saturday, July 18, 2015

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Lovely illustrations, but a disturbing story overall. First, what happens to the poor childless woman who so desperately wanted a child that she went to a witch who sold her a magic seed for 12 shillings? Once Thumbelina is kidnapped by the nasty toad, she never even gives her a second thought. And what about the poor butterfly, enslaved by Thumbelina who tied her sash around it so it would pull her lilypad faster downriver? The nasty beetle kidnaps Thumbelina and the poor butterfly has no way to undo the sash. At least Thumbelina feels a little guilty about that. And what's with all these kidnappings? Just because she's small and pretty. She is only valued for her looks. And she's just as shallow—she doesn't want to marry the toad or the beetle or the mole because they are ugly and not like her. In the end, she falls for the beautiful transparent king of the flowers and his shiny gold crown. Just what is this fairy tale teaching our children? 

Journal Entry 3 by grubsneerg at Little Free Library #1670, Twin Lakes Expansion in Greensburg, Pennsylvania USA on Tuesday, August 11, 2015

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Released 2 yrs ago (8/11/2015 UTC) at Little Free Library #1670, Twin Lakes Expansion in Greensburg, Pennsylvania USA


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