Cinderella · NovElla

Roald Dahl’s Cinderella

Happy Friday the 13th! Today is also the birthday of author Roald Dahl. In honor of the occasion, here is Dahl’s poem “Cinderella,” from his poetry collection “Revolting Rhymes.” Cinderella I guess you think you know this story. You don’t. The real one’s much more gory. The phoney one, the one you know, Was cooked… Continue reading Roald Dahl’s Cinderella

Education · Math · NovElla

Palindrome Day 2019

Happy Palindrome Day! Today’s date, 9/10/2019, is a palindrome! A palindrome is any number, phrase, word, etc. that has the same sequence going forward as it does in reverse. The date, when written in the format m/dd/yyyy as above, reads the same forwards and backwards. This makes it a palindrome. The last time that happened… Continue reading Palindrome Day 2019

LOTR · NovElla · The Hobbit

Drawing Tolkien

Happy Birthday to Pauline Baynes! (September 9, 1922 – August 1, 2008) English artist and illustrator Pauline Baynes was born in Hove, Sussex, England on September 9th. She was a prolific book illustrator and her accomplishments include many scenes from stories by both J.R.R. Tolkien and C.S. Lewis. Baynes worked directly with Tolkien to create… Continue reading Drawing Tolkien

Cinderella · Fairy Tale · NovElla

Cinderella: Kit and Ella

The Disney live-action Cinderella movie is a one-of-a-kind fairytale remake! A new look at the animation from 1950, Lily James stars as Cinderella in the 2015 version. I first fell in love with the trailer: the heavy gold carriage that takes Cinderella to the ball looks like it could be encased in the gold foil… Continue reading Cinderella: Kit and Ella

Fairy Tale · NovElla · Supernatural

Wild Swans and Bright Rolling Waves

The Six Swans, illustration by Kay Nielsen   She noticed how the countless pebbles on the sea-shore had been smoothed and rounded by the action of the water. Glass, iron, stones, everything that lay there mingled together, had taken its shape from the same power, and felt as smooth, or even smoother than her own… Continue reading Wild Swans and Bright Rolling Waves