Happy Birthday Hans Christian Andersen! Hans Christian Andersen was an author born in Odense, Denmark on April 2, 1805. Hans Christian Andersen (April 2, 1805 – August 4, 1875) He is well-known today for his memorable fairy tales. “The Little Mermaid” and “The Snow Queen,” two of my favorites, are among his most popular fictions.… Continue reading Hans Christian Andersen’s Birthday
March 25th marks the day in Middle-earth when the One Ring was destroyed in the fires of Mount Doom. That’s why today we celebrate Tolkien Reading Day. The Tolkien Society has declared the 2021 Tolkien Reading Day theme to be “Hope and Courage”. Read something penned by Tolkien to mark the occasion. Here’s a funny… Continue reading Tolkien Reading Day 2021
March 14th is the birthday of Albert Einstein, born in Ulm, Germany, 1879. It is also Pi Day! Pi is calculated as the circumference of a circle, divided by its diameter – which is always the same, irrational number! The first three digits of pi coincide with the U.S. mm-dd-yy date format of 3/14, giving… Continue reading Happy Pi Day
Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss! March 2nd is the birthday of children’s book writer Theodor Geisel.
Happy Tell a Fairy Tale Day! The enduring appeal of fairy tales makes them as popular as ever. Les Contes de la Nuit, or Tales of the Night is a silhouette animation film directed by Michel Ocelot that came out in 2011. These silhouettes remind me of the style of Lotte Reiniger. There are six… Continue reading Tell A Fairy Tale Day