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My Mother, the Goose

While the name “Mother Goose” is now most closely associated with nursery rhymes, it was originally fairy tales that were attributed to the mysterious personage. While Charles Perrault’s 1695 book of fairy tales was properly called Histoires ou contes du … Continue reading

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Hiding in an Ass’s Hide

Picture by Cathy Delanssay This week’s fairy tale is one I just recently read, “Donkeyskin,” a story of attempted incestuous rape and a donkey that craps out gold coins. There are actually several varieties on this tale, with different cultures … Continue reading

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