Baba Yaga

Here’s a snack for you. And a hint. But the hint, is, well, very hint-like. I’ve mentioned off and on that I’m writing a book based in Russia, so this week I’ve decided to write on a Russian folk tale. Well, Russian folk tale character. In my research of this omniscient character, the story of … More Baba Yaga

Nordic Beowulf

In Seamus Heaney’s translation of Beowulf, we are able to better gather the complexities of one of the oldest English epic poems in history. Do kids want to read it? No, not even adults want to read it. But was it meant to be told to children around a nighttime fire? Heck. Yes. And that’s … More Nordic Beowulf