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Alphabe Thursday K is for Kingdoms Kings and Princesses

July 31, 2014

In the absence of my trusty nursery rhyme book; I take the opportunity to look at the Cordel.  I have written a little about these in a previous visit to Rio. We have since found a little collection of books where some of the fairy tales have been adapted for the new generations.  Also looking more closely, the editors discuss the wood cutting methods used for centuries  to produce the cordels and the way in which contemporary illustrators have embraced the old and new methods to produce something new and different …. refreshing!

This story of a vagabond called  Jose, follows the way he goes to seek reconciliation with his father and brothers, revenge on a demon barber, the King’s honour and the love of the princess.

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10 Comments leave one →
  1. July 31, 2014 6:50 pm

    I love the idea of adapting fairy tales for modern audiences….

  2. July 31, 2014 9:02 pm

    I think there was a TV program years ago called “Fractured Fairy Tales”. Gee, I can’t remember. Anyway, might be fun to resurrect that one.

  3. July 31, 2014 9:09 pm

    Creative post for K ~ love the modern tale ~ thanks,

    artmusedog and carol (A Creative Harbor)

  4. storybeader permalink
    August 1, 2014 9:24 pm

    I’ve never heard the word cordel before, or at least didn’t remember it. I’ve always loved fairy tales, though some can be vicious! {:-D

    • August 2, 2014 11:50 am

      Oh you would love the genre they are just like chapbooks that were popular in the 18th century … very interestingxxx

  5. August 12, 2014 12:42 am

    Very creative!

    I love the king picture to the right. Is that a woodcut?

    You’ve been quite klever with this round of Alphabe-Thursday.

    I always look forward to seeing what you’ve come up with!

    Thanks for linking.


    • August 12, 2014 1:31 am

      yes it is a wood cut … I have enjoyed doing the alphabet this time

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