Wednesday, October 21, 2009

The Magic of Fairy Tales

Little Flying Diamonds (damon) - HarpienImage by Lynn (Gracie's mom) - I'm here & there via Flickr

As I've written in an earlier post, my daughter Maya discovered the magic of fairy tales. I am so proud of her, because I take it as I sign that she is more mature now, ready to face new challenges...I think fairy tales play a very important role in a child's development. For now, we stopped at "Snow White", I have to tell her this story every night, at bedtime. She likes also "Little Red Ridding Hood" and a Romanian tale "The Purse with Two Pennies" ( a very approximate translation), tale written by Ion Creanga, a Romanian writer. His stories are great and I grew up with them so I want Maya to know them as well. I found a very good article about Creanga in Wikipedia , you should read it, it is interesting, and you've got links to some of his stories that were translated in English.
There is also another guy, Petre Ispirescu was his name, and this guy didn't go beyond the fourth grade in school and her parents wanted him to become a priest, and surprinsingly, at some point in his life he started collecting Romanian folk tales and he published them and until today his books contain the very best Romanian folk tales, with all its characters, princes and beauties, dragons and witches...The stories are fantastic and I cannot wait to read them to Maya. I think it will be good for her to know a bit about her parent's roots, even if she was born here, in Israel. besides, Romanian folklore is really fascinating. Take a glimpse here:

That is for today... I'm headed to bed...Big day tomorow. MY BIRTHDAY.Oh,noooo!!!
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1 comment:

Elizabeth Mahlou said...

Thanks for the links. These are not well known in the West.