Friday, November 18, 2011

~Wishing you a Fairy Tale Day~

Thumbelina by Hans Christian Andersen

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...the flower opened and the woman was surprised to find a tiny maiden sitting inside. She was only a thumb’s length in height and so the woman called her Thumbelina.

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Thumbelina was very happy to be saved by the goldfish.

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They gave Thumbelina a pair of lovely crystal wings to wear.

There was dancing and rejoicing

and they all lived happily ever after.

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All quotes from the book.

Let your imagination take you to places far away and join us

for Lil’ Vintage Story books today...HERE at Corey’s place!

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Do you have a favorite fairy tale?

34 comments:

Cindy said...

When I was about 4 or 5 there was a Thumbelina song that I loved. I would sit on my bouncy horse and sing it. Thanks for the memories!

TheRustyThimble said...

Diane I love this fairy tale always did!! Thank you for sharing

Hugs
Brenda

Vee said...

I love pop-up books! That one looks darling. Actually, Thumbelina was always a favorite, but really I like a lot of them. Are you watching Once Upon a Time on Sunday evenings? What a kick for those who love fairy tales!

Linda @ A La Carte said...

I had forgotten this story! Thanks for reminding me. I love books and fairy tales. hugs, Linda

Sugarpetite said...

Oh, my oldest girl would love this..she adores Thumbelina! And I can't help but sing "Thumbelina, Thumbelina, tiny little thing...." :)

Thanks for sharing!
~ Elizabeth

KAT said...

sweet little Thumbalina. I remember singing a song about her when I was little..probably drove my mom nuts. I also liked to sing that song from The Music Man. "Gary Indiana, Gary Indians my home sweet home... anyway to get back too fairy tales i have always loved the Jack in the beanstalk story. my son has a cloth pillow that is jack in the Beanstalk and to this day (hes now 19) he sleep with it under his pillow..yes it looks terrible i would never post a photo of it.

- KAT -

Corey Moortgat said...

So cute! I've always LOVED books and stories about tiny things! Thanks for linking up,and thanks also for the well wishes!

laurie said...

what a beautiful book, just lovely illustrations.

frontporchprims said...

I loved the Elves and the Shoemaker for some reason. Thanks for the trip down memory lane. -Steph-

Debbiedoo's blogging and blabbing said...

So sweet Diane! I love these little books. I never had to read them to my boys though:( But I sure loved them.

Flora said...

Love that cute little book!

Della said...

Thumbelina was one of my very favorites! I even had a Thumbelina coloring book! Thanks for bringing it all back ;)
Hugs, Della

magie said...

What a sweet book! I had forgotten all about the tale of thumbelina, thanks for sharing :)

Kim K. said...

What a darling book. Great minds think alike with fairy books today!

It's me said...

Beautiful story !! so sweet......love from me................♥.. ♥... ♥....

Shannon@Cozy Home Scenes said...

Those were the good old days when my Mom read fairy tales to me. Thumbelina is a very cute one and I also liked The Three Little Pigs. I wish every child had a Mom who would read these sweet stories to them. --------Shannon

Nancy's Notes said...

Love Thumbelina and actually I love all of the old fairy tales, they are just so special! Many memories reading them and I'm so happy when I read them to our grandchildren!

Thanks for sharing!

My Vintage Mending said...

I loved Thumbelina. What a sweet story. Smiles...Renee

SavannahGranny said...

Love this little pop up book. This one is especially beautiful with Little Thumbelina.
My daughter collects very inticate pop up books for her grandchildren. For when she get grandchildren. LOL
Thanks for becoming a follower of my blog and good luck in the giveaway.
I am following back.

GrandmaK said...

I always loved the story of Thumbelina. Probably read it to often to suit "the boys." But their better men for it!!! Have a grand weekend!! Cathy

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Dear Diane, posts of this kind show the wonderful child in you. Makes me smile every single time.
I collect children's books and my favorites are the pop up ones! I don't have Thumbelina but will be on the lookout for in at the garage sales. I could go buy it but it is so much fun to be on a quest! :)
Love and hugs,
Mona
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Ginger Zuck said...

Thanks for bringing Thumbilina back, I had forgotten. Love your new header. Very beautiful. Have a great weekend.

Pam at Antique or Not said...

What beautiful illustrations! That's a lovely book; thanks for sharing.

Hugs,
Pam

ingrid said...

Beautiful! I love the pop-ups!

Joy said...

What a sweet book, love the illustrations! I can't wait until Miss Lily is more into books and reading ;)

Pam said...

I too am a lover of vintage things especially children's books.
Thanks for sharing one of your favorite fairy tales,

piccolaceleste said...

Ciao, adoro la fiaba di pollicino!!!! complimenti baci a presto lù..

piccolaceleste said...

Ciao, adoro la fiaba di pollicino!!!! complimenti baci a presto lù..

Kim@Snug Harbor said...

My grandmother used to read me Thumbelina and if I close my eyes and listen, I can still hear her voice. I hadn't thought of that story in years. Thanks for taking me back...

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Diane I have a photo of the Hans Christian Andersen museum in my blog post about Solvang, California, today! My favorite fairy tale by him was The Little Tin Soldier.

Cobalt Violet said...

I had this exact pop up book! I was so little I messed up the bird and the lily pad and drew all over the cover with a pen. :(
So sweet though!

GardenofDaisies said...

Thanks for sharing the pictures in Thumbelina! I adore fairy tales. I love so many of them it's hard to pick. But some of my favorites are: Hansel and Gretel, Little Red Riding Hood, Cinderella, The Gingerbread Man, The Three Little Pigs, The Twelve Dancing Princesses, Toads and Diamonds, Rumplestiltskin... oh my there are just too many that I love!

68sesentera said...

I'm going to read Thumbelina, in Spanish is Pulgarcita.

I like the children books.

Caty

68sesentera said...

Yes, When I was childen and now I love The Selfish Giant by Oscar Wilde.

Also I like Tom Sawyer.