The Bookshelf

by Laura Dennis | Poetry | This book has not been rated.
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Registered by lauraloo29 of Edmonton, Alberta Canada on 1/17/2015
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3 journalers for this copy...
Journal Entry 1 by lauraloo29 from Edmonton, Alberta Canada on Saturday, January 17, 2015
A series of poems inspired by fairy tales.

Journal Entry 2 by lauraloo29 at Edmonton, Alberta Canada on Saturday, January 17, 2015

Released 5 yrs ago (1/21/2015 UTC) at Edmonton, Alberta Canada


Sending as a RABCK to joaquimponte. Enjoy!

Journal Entry 3 by joaquimponte at Lisboa - Lumiar , Lisboa (cidade) Portugal on Friday, January 30, 2015
Thank you so much for sending this book across the Atlantic ocean. It's now in Portugal.
I realized you're the author and a signed book is a wonderful thing.

Somehow here and there a scent of haiku japanese poetry.. and the drawings are very nice indeed.

May you always be inspired

Journal Entry 4 by joaquimponte at Lisboa - Lumiar , Lisboa (cidade) Portugal on Thursday, February 05, 2015
A book with a unique and innovative style, where Fairy Tales are told in the form of poetry. Short poems, four to five wires of words and an entire childhood dream.

I read it with my son trying to guess which fairy tale for each poem. Sometimes difficult..
We recall stories hidden in the depths of memory, and It was a beautiful moment in family.

In the Snow White Tale, Laura Dennis recalls the kindness of a simple man who saves the princess, and I liked that, for without this simple gesture there would be no tale.

mirror speaks , apple of red, good hearted man, protect innocent girl

I also liked when,here at home,we disagree on which is the tale indicated for a poem and this discovery was a good time.Like in this beautiful poem (The Steadfast Tin Soldier)

little heart, found in the ashes, beside, a fragil rosette

A very nice moment which I thank to Laura Dennis kindness. And the drawings are beautiful

Journal Entry 5 by joaquimponte at Lisboa - City, Lisboa (cidade) Portugal on Sunday, June 07, 2015

Released 4 yrs ago (6/7/2015 UTC) at Lisboa - City, Lisboa (cidade) Portugal


Sent to jota-P, given his interest in traditional tales. I send it together with another book, also original on this subject : "Psychoanalysis of Fairy Tales", written by Bruno Bettelheim. Hope you enjoy them both.

Journal Entry 6 by Jota-P at Sacavém, Lisboa (distrito) Portugal on Thursday, June 11, 2015
I got both books today! Thank you very much .

I have already read this book, as it is a small book. At first, I didn't undersand that for each title there were two different poems, but after reading the two first ones I finally realized that each poem relates to a different fairy tale.

I found it interesting that many of the poems are inspired by Hans Christian Andersen's fairy tales ("The Empreror's New Clothes", "The Princess and the Pea", "The Little Mermaid", "The Ugly Duckling", "The Little Match Girl", "The Steadfast Tin Soldier", "Thumbelina", "The Snow Queen") which, of course, are not traditional folk tales but became part of our culture by the power of the message they tell.

The only poems I could not relate to the respective fairy tale were "The Frog Prince", "The Snow Queen", "The Steadfast Tin Soldier", "The Three Billy Goats Gruff" (I still don't know which fairy tale is this one, maybe because I don't recognize the equivalent title in Portuguese) and "The Twelve Dancing Princesses" (I also don't know this fairy tale as maybe it is an anglo-saxonian tale which is not very known in latin languages)...

Thank you very much lauraloo29 for sending this book on a journey around the world. And thank you once again joaquimponte for letting me read this book!

Journal Entry 7 by joaquimponte at Lisboa - Lumiar , Lisboa (cidade) Portugal on Friday, September 18, 2015
The Bookshelf is back, already thinking of travelling again.
  The poem related to the tale The Snow Queen remains a mystery to me ...
And I Think that "The Three Billy Goats Gruff" is this one :

"wooden bridge, clippity clop,three brothers, outsmarted foe"

Hope being right :)

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