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About Limericks

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Why is this type of poem called a Limerick? The origin of the actual name limerick for this type of poem is not really known for sure. Its usage was first documented in England in 1898, in the New English Dictionary. It was also documents in America in 1902, but even then, no one is […]

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About Hans Christian Andersen

Hans Christian Andersen; a famous author and poet known mainly for his fairy tales like “The Little Mermaid”, “The Emperor’s New Clothes“, and “The Ugly Duckling“. As a fairy tale writer he made the lives of many children a little brighter and much more imaginative. His fairy tales have been translated into over a hundred […]

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About Greek Mythology

Greek Mythology is a group of stories written by the Ancient Greeks. They wrote many stories about their gods, their heroes, and about the world that they lived in. Scholars today study the myths in an attempt to learn about religious and political institutions of the Ancient Greek civilization. Greek mythology is typically found in […]

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About Sign Language

There are many people throughout the world who communicate much differently than through speaking. They use their hands: communicating through sign language. It is estimated that between 100,000 to 500,000 people use sign language. American Sign Language or ASL was brought from France in the early 19th Century. There currently was no system for sign […]

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About Roald Dahl

Roald Dahl has been described as one of the most influential children’s authors of the 20th century. Dahl is the author of classic children’s novels such as James and the Giant Peach, Matilda, and Charlie and the Chocolate factory. Much of Dahl’s work has some sort of connection to events that took place during his […]

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About Mother Goose

When it comes to nursery rhymes it seems that every little kid knows at least a few nursery rhymes. The reason for this is that as parents we tend to pass down the nursery rhymes that we learned as children to our own children. But what you might not have thought of is that the […]

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