April 5, 2018
by Nora Nagy
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Getting Grimm with young children

Both children and adults love reading folk and fairy tales, although often they appreciate different aspects of them. In our last post we looked at ways of viewing the Brothers Grimm with teenage and adult learners. In this post we … Continue reading

August 24, 2017
by Nora Nagy
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Quick Guide to Children’s Books 6: Fairy and folk tales

The world of children’s literature is an enchanting place which often looks like a colourful maze with imaginary creatures in fantastic worlds. These creatures and worlds are mostly versions of our own realities, and through them we can learn more … Continue reading

July 30, 2015
by Nora Nagy
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Let’s go to Norway with The Three Goats

What is the first five thing that comes to your mind when you think of Norway? Fjords, mountains, Vikings, Munch Ibsen, crime stories? From now on you might begin your list with the Norwegian folktale The Three Goats. This young … Continue reading

July 9, 2015
by Nora Nagy
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Fairies, flutes and flowers…

Lusmore and the Fairies – an Irish folktale What are the first things that come to your mind when you think of Ireland and Irish folktales? Green fields, quaint villages, enchanting music and when it comes to folktales, there has … Continue reading

April 14, 2015
by Nora Nagy
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The Leopard and the Monkey: ERF LLL Award Winner 2015

  Update: The Leopard and the Monkey won the Extensive Reading Foundation‘s 2015 Language Learner Literature Awards in the Very Young Learners category as it was announced on 20th September 2015 at the Third World Congress on Extensive Reading in Dubai. Let’s see … Continue reading