Friday’s Tale: The Story of the Three Little Pigs by Joseph Jacobs

“The Story of the Three Little Pigs” by Joseph Jacobs I thought I knew the story of the Three Little Pigs. They each build a house, the wolf blows down the first two and those pigs run and join the third in his brick house that the wolf can’t destroy. …

Friday’s Tale: Bearskin by The Brothers Grimm

“Bearskin” by The Brothers Grimm A pact with the Devil always seems like a bad idea, but people still do it time and again. The main character in this story is a former soldier who now can find no job and has been abandoned by his family. While he is …

Friday’s Tale: Vasilissa the Beautiful

“Vasilissa the Beautiful” Baba Yaga is a witch-like character from Slavic folklore that I don’t remember from the fairy tales I heard as a child. Actually the first picture I have in my mind is from when I was watching the PBS cartoon Arthur with Amber a few years ago. …