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Welcome to Weekend Links! October is already flying by! How is that possible?? Perhaps life is moving fast because I am! After returning from recent trips to Gotland and Spain (two different trips) I am scrambling to get caught up on reading and planning. One thing I’ve noticed is that I have a renewed fascination with folklore; Children’s Book Folklore to be exact. That awakened interest has also been evident in my recent blog post, bookjumps and book reviews. Here are some of my top picks.
It’s not secret that I am HUGE fan of author/illustrator, Demi. I personally appreciate the way she unfolds a story whether a classic folktale, religious figure, or cultural celebration has always greatly captivated my attention. Add on top of that her amazing and gorgeous illustrations and you have what I consider a treasure trove from book heaven. Here is a roundup booklist that I did awhile back on 19 Books Celebrating China with Author Demi
The Secret Child by Marti Healy (And a little look at Fairy Folklore!)
Of course I had to delve into the enchanting world of Fairy Folklore with Encyclopedia of Fairies in World Folklore and Mythology by Theresa Bane and more!
A Ride on the Red Mare’s Back Review and a look at Swedish Folklore
I have this collection of beautiful red dala horses from Dalarna Sweden. I’ve always wondered why they originated and if there is a folkloric story behind them.
Learn more about this wonderful folklore and the book that inspired it HERE.