Songs For Every Book

Songs for Every Book: A Rock Star Version of Mr. Knightley

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If rock music had been around in the 18th century, Mr. Knightley would have been majorly jamming to this song in his frustration over Emma.

She just can’t seem to get it in her head that he loves HER, not, Harriet! How could she possibly be so blind??

The Bots just get it: Continue reading “Songs for Every Book: A Rock Star Version of Mr. Knightley”

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Red Robin Hood: A Collection of Alternative Fairy Tales

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Fairy tales have been passed down throughout the ages, where different cultures have recorded unique variations of the same fundamental stories. The SurLaLune series, for example, has entire books of all the different versions of Beauty and the Beast, Cinderella, The Twelve Dancing Princesses, etc.

But there are some versions that have been passed down much less reliably over time, and after working with a team of highly skilled researchers from only the best institutions from around the world, we are excited to premiere here a preliminary list of their titles, alongside brief summaries. We can only hope that as research continues the details of these stories will similarly be brought to light, to delight children’ ears just as they did in ancient times. Continue reading “Red Robin Hood: A Collection of Alternative Fairy Tales”

Songs For Every Book

Songs for Every Book: An Alternative Happy Ending for Ophelia

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If tragedies were dark chocolate, Hamlet¬†would be 87% cacao — at least!

Starting with Scene 1, Hamlet’s dad is murdered, his mom marries his evil uncle, and Hamlet himself sends off his childhood buddies to be murdered. Casual. At the end basically everyone dies, including Hamlet and his love interest, Ophelia (…AND his mom AND his uncle AND Polonius AND you get the idea).

For me, Ophelia’s suicide by drowning is one of the most tragic deaths of the play, though. While all the deaths are truly awful, she’s more of a bystander than actively embroiled in all the nasty craziness. She’s doing her best, but can you imagine watching your boyfriend go insane and then hearing that said boyfriend killed your dad??

But what if Ophelia pulled through? Continue reading “Songs for Every Book: An Alternative Happy Ending for Ophelia”