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Stepping Out of the Story

The Crown of Ptolemy, by Rick Riordan – I actually read this a few months ago, if I recall correctly, but I never got around to reviewing it. It isn’t surprising that I liked it, though, is it? This is … Continue reading

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The Single Dads’ Club

When I wrote about Princess Peach’s father, I noted that it’s pretty common in fiction for kings to have young, strong-willed daughters who are only children, and for the mother to be nowhere in sight. Rebecca pointed out that a … Continue reading

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The Little Maiden of the Sea

Ponyo – Originally known in Japanese as Gake no ue no Ponyo (literally “Ponyo on the Cliff”), this was a 2009 release from Studio Ghibli. Partially inspired by The Little Mermaid (both the original Andersen story and the Disney film), … Continue reading

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Where the Ballyhoos and the Tritons Are

In Hans Christian Andersen’s original tale of “The Little Mermaid,” the titular mermaid’s father is simply known as the Sea King, and is a widower with six daughters and a mother who tends his house. In Disney’s adaptation, they removed … Continue reading

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I Want to Be Where the People Are

The Little Mermaid – Disney’s twenty-eighth animated feature is loosely based on Hans Christian Andersen’s fairy tale, but takes a lot of liberties with its source material. This is typical for Disney, of course, but in this particular case it’s … Continue reading

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H.C. Andersen 360

The Annotated Hans Christian Andersen, annotated by Maria Tatar – This book, with notes by the same person who did The Annotated Brothers Grimm, was a gift from Tavie. I’d read some of Andersen’s stories before, but many of them … Continue reading

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