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martes, 29 de noviembre de 2011

"Thumbelina" is a literary fairy tale by Hans Christian Andersen first published by C. A. Reitzel on 16 December 1835. "Thumbelina" is about a tiny girl and her adventures with appearance- and marriage. She falls in love with a flower-fairy prince just her size.
  The earliest English translation of "Thumbelina" is dated 1846. The tale has been adapted to various media including song and animated film. You can follow the next links to watch the video (8 parts):

PART 1:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rmiw3RlAA6g&feature=related
PART 2:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?NR=1&v=K30RbpPmZaQ
PART 3:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?NR=1&v=O-EaA_78Aso
PART 4:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?NR=1&v=xJb9p4qKIDk
PART 5:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?NR=1&v=CZxj_6pZI60
PART 6:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?NR=1&v=16kZ9_h1kCA
PART 7:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?NR=1&v=zjSqOXtX27M
PART 8:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?NR=1&v=6FcdW2JmLtg

Hans Christian Andersen  (April 2, 1805 – August 4, 1875) was a Danish author, fairy tale writer, and poet noted for his children´s stories. These include "The Steadfast Tin Soldier", "The Snow Queen", "The Little Mermaid", "Thumbelina", "The Little Match Girl" and "The Ugly Duckling".
During his lifetime he was acclaimed for having delighted children worldwide, and was feted by royalty. His poetry and stories have been translated into more than 150 languages. They have inspired motion pictures, plays, ballets, and animated films.

  For more information: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hans_Christian_Andersen

lunes, 14 de noviembre de 2011

THE SECRET, a poem by Catherine Mansfield

In the profoundest ocean
There is a rainbow shell,
It is always there, shining most stilly
Under the greatest storm waves
That the old Greek called "ripples of laughter."
As you listen, the rainbow shell
Sings--in the profoundest ocean.

It is always there, singing most silently!

Biography
Her real name was Kathleen Beauchamp (October 14, 1888–January 9, 1923). She was born in New Zealand and moved to Europe when she was a young woman. She was buried in the town of Avon (Fontenebleau district, Paris).

sábado, 12 de noviembre de 2011

THE BEAR THAT WASN´T, by Frank Tashlin

THE BEAR THAT WASN'T BY FRANK TASHLIN - Click Image to Close
 
 I have read again a book by Frank Tashlin. I love "The bear that wasn´t". I have read it for children, teenagers and adult people. All of them loved it.
  When people around you try to convince you that you aren´t who you are, it is difficult not to believe them. But at the end a bear knows he is a bear. Even if everybody says:   
"You are not a bear--you're just a silly man, who needs a shave, and wears a fur coat."
A book forever.
You can watch the video on YOUTUBE: