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The Girl Who Sat By The Ashes

The Girl Who Sat By The Ashes by Padraic Colum
By: (1881-1972)

"The Girl Who Sat By The Ashes" is a beautifully written fairy tale that draws readers into a world filled with magic and wonder. The protagonist, a young girl named Ella, is a refreshing departure from traditional fairy tale heroines. She is strong, independent, and determined to forge her own path in life.

Padraic Colum's writing is poetic and vivid, painting a vivid picture of Ella's world and the challenges she faces. The story is heartwarming and heart-wrenching, filled with moments of courage, love, and sacrifice.

The supporting characters are equally engaging, each with their own unique personalities and motivations. The themes of friendship, loyalty, and perseverance are woven throughout the narrative, making it a compelling and unforgettable read.

Overall, "The Girl Who Sat By The Ashes" is a captivating fairy tale that will appeal to readers of all ages. It is a story of resilience, hope, and the power of love to conquer all obstacles. Highly recommended for anyone looking for a magical escape into a world of enchantment.

Book Description:
"Because she used to herd Goats in the high places and the rocky places, she went by the name of Girl-go-with-the-Goats. But that was not the name that she herself called herself. She called herself Maid-alone..."

So begins Padriac Colum's rendition of this classical, well-known tale. He was a master story teller, and in this short book combines vivid characters and a depth of plot with the rough-hewn simplicity the story demands. If you are fond of Cinderella stories, you will enjoy this book. And if you believe you dislike all such, it may yet win you over and change your mind.

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