Amanda from Simpler Pastimes came up with a lovely idea to celebrate the new year’s reading start with a Classic Children’s Literature Challenge! Boy, I am so in! (thanks to Amanda who told me that it was not too late to join)
I remember dozens of stories from my childhood days that I would love to revisit, so it’s gonna get tough for me to decide which ones to chose.
Without any doubt the first story will be Die Schneekönigin (engl. The Snow Queen) by Hans Christian Andersen. When I was a child I worshipped this story although it is rather sad. I was enchanted by the wintry atmosphere and I feverishly felt with the two friends Kay and Gerda who were separated by the Snow Queen.
After Die Schneekönigin I’ll probably read Der kleine Wassermann (engl. The Little Water-Sprite) by Otfried Preußler again. It’s a hard choice between this one and Die kleine Hexe (engl. The Little Witch) or Das kleine Gespenst (engl. The Little Ghost). Luckily one of them doesn’t meet the challenge rules as it was published after 1960, so I picked the first one published and that was Der kleine Wassermann.
New Year can come now! 🙂