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Posted: Tue June 28th, 2011, 11:23 pm
[quote=""marshalslion""]Pop Goes The Weasel,The Secret History of Nursery Rhymes by Albert Jack.
ISBN :9781846 1414447.[/quote]
I once bought someone a card with a picture of a bunch of animals in a grocery shop along with the caption 'Weasel began to get very worried when he heard Mrs Badger buying half a pound of tuppeny rice and half a pound of treacle.'
Posted: Wed June 29th, 2011, 12:45 am
[quote=""rosepetal720""]If you want to hear a story Disney really screwed up, you should look into The Little Mermaid. The true version is beautiful, though it's so sad it makes me feel a little dead inside.
Someone ought to write a novel to retell that story. I would do it, but I don't have the stomach for it.[/quote]
Maybe someone answered this already, but I just finished reading MERMAID by Carolyn Turgeon(sp?) and she wrote a novel based on the original. It contained great imagery and some fantastic daydreaming material.
Posted: Wed June 29th, 2011, 11:57 pm
Not sure its necessary to write a book; Hans Christian Andersen's version is just fine for me. Tho I do agree with you about Disney's total twist on stories. I refused to watch Anastasia, knowing the history as I do. And the Hunchback....I had to laugh, soon after that movie came out I was in the bookstore and heard a little girl ooo and awww over the books on the movie. I soo wanted to say that she should read the real one, written by Victor Hugo. But I just smiled and walked away.