Although the tale was not an original work, in May of 1875, “The Gingerbread Boy” was printed for the first time in St. Nicholas Magazine. Before this print copy, “The Gingerbread Boy” was a traditional tale that was spr... More »

The legend of the gingerbread man exists in many forms, but it always consists of an animate, humanoid gingerbread cookie who is forced to flee from creatures who wish to eat him. The gingerbread man encounters many crea... More »

"The Gingerbread Man" explores possession and what really makes something someone's possession. Throughout the story, people keep acting like they are the owners of the gingerbread man. More »

"The Gingerbread Man" explores possession and what really makes something someone's possession. Throughout the story, people keep acting like they are the owners of the gingerbread man. More »

"Rip Van Winkle" tells the tale of a lovable but rather lazy man who falls asleep after drinking some moonshine and awakens some 20 years later to a world that has changed completely for him. This short story by Washingt... More »

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The story of the "Three Little Pigs" is a tale about three pigs that upon setting out from their mother's home each build a home, one made of hay, another made of twigs and the third one made of bricks. They are soon att... More »

A main character in Lewis Carroll's "Alice in Wonderland," the Mad Hatter is, as the name implies, a seemingly insane man, ostensibly a hat maker, who is obsessed with tea time and tea parties. Displaying poor manners an... More »