Nelly May Has Her Say

By Cole, Henry

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ISBN
978-0-374-39899-6
Publisher
Farrar/Ferguson


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Horn Book Magazine

Reviewed on March 1, 2013

The brief and absurdist folktale "Master of All Masters" (found in Joseph Jacobs's English Fairy Tales), about an eccentric gentleman who insists on his own invented language, is a tempting story to tell, except for two problems. The tale's invented words (pondalorum for water, barnacle for bed) lack nonsense logic, at least in our time and place, and the punch line, a sort of party piece tongue-twister, leaves the listener wondering, "And then...?" In Jac...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Guide

Reviewed on January 1, 2013  |  Folktales and Nursery Rhymes

When red-haired Nelly May heads up the hill in search of employment with Lord Pinkwinkle, the requirements of the job are to memorize...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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