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Thread: What We Should Read to Our Children: The Wind in the Willows

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    The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings trilogy. They are amazing works and very Germanic as well. The books are far better than the movies. If you haven't heard of these books just look up the author, J.R.R. Tolkien.

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    I remember being read that book when I was a kid, I enjoyed it very much and I still have the book here somewhere. Will read it to my kids in addition to norwegian fairtytales and sagas. I think the hobbit and LOTR may be to "heavy" for a child, atleast LOTR since it has alot of names and stuff to remember, but I read it when I was 12 and I enjoyed it alot. Remember noone in my class had heard about Tolkien then, but then the movies came and there was alot of hype.

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    I found an old copy of Gnomes for my kids and it's adorable; a "study" of gnomes around the world. Has some amusing digs at corrupt gnomes "cross-breeding" with trolls in Siberia. The gnomes lead very blissful, harmonic family-oriented agricultural lives in it. The illustrations are beautiful.

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    Rudyard Kipling will give them an appreciation for the written word while showing no mercy to the downtrodden of the third world.

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    All very good suggestions.

    My I add that the Brothers Grimm would also be a very good series of stories to read to children.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brothers_Grimm
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    Oh! The wind in the willows... I remember that when I was less than five years old I used to watch a puppets tv program featuring this story... Oh Nostalgia, why you dare to invade me in this moment?

    What about "The fantastic trip of Niels Olghersson" by Selma Lagerloff (I don't know if I wrote it well, but I'm too lazy to look for it)?
    I would also go for mythology of any kind. As a kid (and now I'm rediscovering it) I remember being fascinated by Graeco-Roman myths. You may try Norse myths naturally. In general these stories catch kids attention because they combine everything from action to intrigue and so on.

    I don't know how's there, but I notice that here less people sing traditional songs to their kids. My granny used to sing to me "Malbru s'ent vant en guerre" (actually the Spanish version, "Mambrú se va a la guerra"). The song is a French homage to John Churchill, duke of Marlbrough... it's incredible that 400 years after his death we still remember many of the verses.

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    Tarka the Otter by Henry Williamson.

    Although I haven't read it myself, I have heard this is a good children's book about the countryside and animals. The author was a British nationalist.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MamaMacK View Post
    I found an old copy of Gnomes for my kids and it's adorable; a "study" of gnomes around the world. Has some amusing digs at corrupt gnomes "cross-breeding" with trolls in Siberia. The gnomes lead very blissful, harmonic family-oriented agricultural lives in it. The illustrations are beautiful.
    That reminded me of a series of books I used to own. After a quick google, I discovered it: "The Secret Book of the Gnomes", also by Wil Huygen and I believe "The Gnomes" was based on, or was a follow-on from "The Secret Book of the Gnomes".



    I must try and get another copy of the set. I remember being absolutely fascinated as a child. I'm certain those books are responsible for much of my imaginative leaning and deep interest in Germanic/Celtic folklore and spirituality.
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    I liked the Moomintrolls as a kid. Haven't been able to find them around here to introduce them to my kids, yet.

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    Nothing wrong with reading them the old mythology of our ancestors. Also, my girlfriend read a lot of Hardy Boys and Nancy Drew when she was a kid, I see nothing objectionable in their content. I know we plan to read our children stuff from Grimm's and also old Germanic mythology. They're definitely getting the Volsungasaga and Nibelungenlied. Probably some Hungarian folklore as well (my girlfriend is mostly Austro-Hungarian) and definitely tales from the the Ulster cycles of Irish lore. There is an endless array of choices to make; the important thing in my opinion is to teach them about their ancestry when they are young instead of waiting until they are older to try to impart them with ethno-cultural pride.
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