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The Cabbage Princess

October 15, 2016
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Prance, prance, I'm the Lord of the Forest!

Maybe the king needs to be taught a lesson, but The Lord of the Forest just gets to do whatever he wants because he's magical.

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Don't be a jerk or you might turn your daughter into a cabbage.

Seashore Story

September 26, 2016
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Japan's version of the fairy realm.

The framing device for the story basically lampshades the fact that the story has a weird ending, which is even weirder.

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Don't forget about those who you love. The kids explicitly point out the moral in the book.

When Will the World Be Mine?

October 21, 2016
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When Will This Book Be Over?

An odd way of thinking about things, and also really long and boring, especially for such a brief story.

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Everything is yours as much as you need it to be. Or maybe, don't take more of nature than you need? But it doesn't really say that. Maybe there is no message. It's complicated, like the relationship status on Facebook.

Pierre in Love

October 5, 2016
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Contrived story, ends before it gets realistic.

Two separate people have loved each other from a distance and never actually had a conversation, but they're in love. Hopefully it works out at the end. It doesn't really say.

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If you love somebody, tell them.

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