Maia Wojciechowska | Criticism

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[Winter Tales from Poland is a collection of] freely adapted and embellished Polish folk tales [which] contain all of the elements familiar to that folklore: the mixture of mysticism and common sense; the presence of angels and death in human guise; and, the testing of wits or virtue by riddles and dilemmas. Readers will recognize Joseph Nitechka (here Josef Niteczka), the jolly tailor who is so thin he can only eat noodles and who saves a village from flood by mending a hole in the sky. The vigor and humor of [Lucia Merecka] Borski and [Kate B.] Miller's The Jolly Tailor and Other Fairy Tales … are less evident here, where the balance falls to more somber themes. However, Wojciechowska effectively carries the cadence of folk telling, and this book is pleasant in style and content.

Gertrude B. Herman, in her review of "Winter Tales from Poland," in Library...

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