The kids and I recently checked out a great adaptation of a Russian folk-tale, Bony Legs by Joanna Cole with pictures by Dirk Zimmer.

Eliott loved the story, and got a real kick out of the name “bony-legs.”  Thisbe continued to comment on the witch, saying, “She mean!”  “She scares me!” I love that the protagonist is a little girl and that her kindness for others is what makes her win-out over the witch in the end.  I think this would make a great puppet show, given the response from the kids.



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3 responses to “Bony-Legs

  1. rachel williams

    what questions would you seek to answer? I think this sounds like fun-in a good way

  2. Rob Frisch

    Buffy! I think it’s so cool you’re doing this blog. I love the photos that accompany the writing, and this story sounds like a hoot. Maybe I’ll order a copy for my counsin’s kids.

    Keep writing!

  3. This looks like an amazing/hysterical/possibly complex story that you (and some kids?) could really play with (and by play I also mean learn)!Would you stage the book as a “faithful” following of the story, or open it up to adaptation?

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