Vocability:Telling fairy tales

Published 6:28 pm Sunday, October 20, 2013

I had severe asthma as a child and teen, so I passed my time reading. Before I could actually read words, I “read” pictures in the books. There was a love for words and the imagery they could create before I knew what the word “imagery” meant.

Our parents invested in a collection of literature with age appropriate colored binders; they were the salvation of my days before and after I learned to read. The international fairy tales were always my favorite and with the upcoming Greater Picayune Arts Council (GPAC) Fairy Tale Fall Festival I thought it would be fun to have that be the focus this week.

What I didn’t expect was the amnesia that came attempting to recall the authors of the fairy tales; some of whom may be in dispute due to similiarities with tales written decades prior.

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See if you can match the authors with the fairy tale titles. You can check answers at the bottom of the column or get this information and  more at: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_fairy_tales.
A. The Goose That Laid the Golden Eggs

B. Hansel and Gretel

C. Hop o’ My Thumb

D. The Husband Who Was to Mind the House

E. Jack and the Beanstalk

F. Little Red Riding Hood

G. The Magic Swan

H. The Nine Peahens and the Golden Apples

I. The Nightingale and the Rose

J. Peter and the Wolf

K. The Story of Pretty Goldilocks

L. The Princess Who Never Smiled

M. The Red Shoes

N. Snow-White and Rose-Red

O. The Sorcerer’s Apprentice

P. Strega Nono

Q. Three Little Pigs

R. The Ugly Duckling

S. Town Musicians of Bremen

T. Tom Thumb
1. Brothers Grimm

2. Madame d’Aulnoy

3. Goethe

4. Richard Johnson

5. Peter Chr. Asbjørnsen and Jørgen Moe

6. Oscar Wilde

7. Tomie dePaola

8. Aesop

9. Sergei Prokofiev

10. Brothers Grimm

11.  Charles Perrault

12. Hans Christian Andersen

13. Joseph Jacobs

14. A. H. Wratislaw

15. Hans Christian Andersen

16. Hermann Kletke

17. Joseph Jacobs

18. Charles Perrault

19. Alexander Afanasyev

20. Brothers Grimm
A. 8; B. 1; C. 11; D. 5; E. 13; F. 18; G. 16; H. 14; I. 6; J.  9; K. 2; L. 19; M. 15; N. 20; O. 3; P. 7; Q. 17; R. 12; S. 10; T. 4