Wolfwalkers: The Graphic Novel (A Short Book Review)

Based on the film by: Tomm Moore and Ross Stewart Adapted by: Sam Sattin Published by: Little, Brown Books (Hachette Book Group) Trailer for the animated movie: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d_Z_tybgPgg The Cartoon Saloon animation studio has achieved a great deal of acclaim with their beautifully drawn movies in recent years, focused around stories and legends from IrelandContinue reading “Wolfwalkers: The Graphic Novel (A Short Book Review)”

The Lantern Girl (A Poem)

By Joyce Jacobo [Author’s Note: Based on an old tale I heard that seems to have come from Japan, of a kindly soul who seeks to help anyone who is in trouble just off the coast of her hometown.] A young fisherman was lost at sea   somewhere off the coast of Japan   amidContinue reading “The Lantern Girl (A Poem)”

An Ode to Djinn (A Poem)

By Joyce Jacobo [Author’s Note: I’ve always thought djinn were fascinating.] Inscribed in ancient folklore   exist djinn composed of fire and air   whose forms shift with practiced ease       like the moon transforms each month They are as counterpoints to humanity    we beings created from earth and water     physical though sturdyContinue reading “An Ode to Djinn (A Poem)”

Mystic Desert (A Poem)

By Joyce Jacobo [Author’s Note: Based on research I’ve done into the folklore from around my hometown.] I know a desert land where spectral stagecoaches rumble through the night      never to reach ladies dressed in wedding gowns who forever pace well-worn stations              desperate to reunite with distant lovers                             White horses once ownedContinue reading “Mystic Desert (A Poem)”

Book Review: More Short & Shivery

More Short & Shivery, retold by Robert Sans Souci, features a collection of thirty folktales from around the world. It belongs to the same literary tradition as works like Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark, aimed at drawing in younger audiences through spooky twists and turns. They offer clever ways to enchant children withContinue reading “Book Review: More Short & Shivery”

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