Thursday’s Tale: Little Broomstick

With Beauty and the Beast coming out in theaters this weekend, I though I’d look at a variation of the story. “Little Broomstick” comes from Germany. The tale was told by Ludwig Bechstein in Deutsches Märchenbuch, 5th edition, 1847. I read D. L. Ashliman’s translation on his website. According to Ashliman, Bechstein …

Thursday’s Tale: King Goldenlocks

I was happy to get a copy of The Turnip Princess and Other Newly Discovered Fairy Tales by Franz Xaver Von Schonwerth, edited by Erika Eichenseer, translation and commentary by  Maria Tartar, for review. From the blurb: “Franz Xaver von Schönwerth traversed the forests, lowlands, and mountains of northern Bavaria …