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Thumbelina by Brian Pinkney
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Jun 19, 11

bookshelves: grades-1-3, picture-books
Read in June, 2011

Thumbelina finished off our unit on "little folk" in folklore. The story is enchanting and well-loved, if mostly familiar to the K-2s. This version is illustrated by Brian Pinkney who gives our heroine a bit of color which is a nice change from the usual pale white fairy tale characters. The longing for a child is a common theme amongst this category of stories.

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