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Mad As A Hatter

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September 9, 2017 at 8:25 pm Leave a comment

INDIA: Manjhi Moves a Mountain


by Nancy Churnin
Illustrated by Danny Popovici

Dashrath Manjhi used a hammer and chisel, grit, determination, and twenty years to carve a path through the mountain separating his poor village from the nearby village with schools, markets, and a hospital. Manjhi Moves a Mountain shows how everyone can make a difference if their heart is big enough.

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September 6, 2017 at 8:25 pm Leave a comment

Mr. Trololo

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September 4, 2017 at 8:25 pm Leave a comment

M was…

by Edmund Dulac: Lyrics Pathetic & Humorous

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August 13, 2017 at 8:25 pm Leave a comment

Marsittogol

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July 27, 2017 at 8:25 pm Leave a comment

Miaou, miaou, la nuit dernière

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July 14, 2017 at 8:25 pm Leave a comment

My Shadow

by Robert Louis Stevenson

I have a little shadow that goes in and out with me,
And what can be the use of him is more than I can see.
He is very, very like me from the heels up to the head;
And I see him jump before me, when I jump into my bed.

The funniest thing about him is the way he likes to grow—
Not at all like proper children, which is always very slow;
For he sometimes shoots up taller like an india-rubber ball,
And he sometimes gets so little that there’s none of him at all.

He hasn’t got a notion of how children ought to play,
And can only make a fool of me in every sort of way.
He stays so close beside me, he’s a coward you can see;
I’d think shame to stick to nursie as that shadow sticks to me!

One morning, very early, before the sun was up,
I rose and found the shining dew on every buttercup;
But my lazy little shadow, like an arrant sleepy-head,
Had stayed at home behind me and was fast asleep in bed.

June 13, 2017 at 8:25 pm Leave a comment

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