Sunday, May 15, 2011

de Grummond Children's Literature Collection

As an English major, I was particularly interested in visiting the de Grummond Children's Literature Collection in the Cook Library. Among the intricate illustrations and antique books were some of my favorites, such as Kate Greenaway and Aesop. While I was looking I couldn't help but notice the amount of fables, fairytales, and folklore that had accumulated in the collection. Most interestingly to me were the different adaptations of Cinderella. I saw fairytales from all over the world, including Hungary, Japan, and England. It was hard to read the detail of some works because of the glass casing. Interestingly, the oldest works in the collection are Aesop's fables dating back to 1530.

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