Small and Tall Tales of Extinct Animals

small and tall tales of extinct animals

Part history lesson, part folklore, Small and Tall Tales of Extinct Animals (Gecko, September 2012) uses sequential art and richly colored portraits to tell the stories of twenty-seven extinct animal species. Spanning thousands of years, this book introduces extinct animals from several continents with explorers’ accounts, cultural folk stories, and archeological facts. Authors Hélène Rajcak […]

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The Fairies Return compiled by Peter Davies

The Fairies Return, Or, New Tales for Old (Princeton University Press, October 2012), an anthology of revisioned fairy tales originally collected and published in 1934 by Peter Davies, was recently re-published. The collection offers unique, satirical versions of many of the beloved classics, but I was struck most by the biographical information regarding Peter Davies […]