Tag Archives: Fairy Tale

Illustrations from ‘The Enchanted Packman’, New Zealand’s only pre-tolkien fantasy

From the Whitcombe’s Story Book book series, Written by Alister McClunie, Illustrated by Alice Polson. Polson also illustrated two books by Edith Howe as well as McClunie’s only other book ‘The adventures of Toby and Sphinx in Flowerland’. ‘The Enchanted … Continue reading

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THE BAG OF DREAMS

A weird little tale, bordering on magical realism, from a 12 year old. THE BAG OF DREAMS Evening Post, Volume CXVIII, Issue 36, 11 August 1934, Page 20 http://paperspast.natlib.govt.nz/cgi-bin/paperspast?a=d&cl=search&d=EP19340811.2.178.2&srpos=136&e=——-10–131—-2was+a+witch– With thanks to the National Library of New Zealand

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An Amazing Fairy Tale From 1892

New Zealand’s literary output, especially in the 19th century is (largely justifiably) considered to be of little importance (outside of some examples of Utopian scientific romances) and poor quality, which is why the discovery of this overlooked tale commissioned for the Otago witness was such a pleasant surprise,  coming as it … Continue reading

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