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Carla Faraldo , Diana Nemesu

Pandora and Earl: A Christmas Tale

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COUNTRY: United Kingdom

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Title of the work

Pandora and Earl: A Christmas Tale

Country of the First Edition

Country/countries of popularity

United Kingdom

Original Language

English

First Edition Details

Carla Faraldo, Pandora and Earl: A Christmas Tale. England: Noodle Publishing, 2015, 38 pp.

ISBN

9780994992741

Genre

Instructional and educational work
Mythological fiction
Picture books

Target Audience

Children

Cover

Missing cover

We are still trying to obtain permission for posting the original cover.


Author of the Entry:

Allison Rosenblum, Bar Ilan University, allie.rose89@gmail.com

Peer-reviewer of the Entry:

Lisa Maurice, Bar Ilan University, lisa.maurice@biu.ac.il

Elżbieta Olechowska, University of Warsaw, elzbieta.olechowska@gmail.com

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Carla Faraldo (Author)

Carla graduated from the University of Toronto with an Honors degree in Criminology and Philosophy. She also received a juris doctorate and was a practitioner of law in New York before beginning to write children’s books.


Source:

Profile at the newswire.net (accessed: July 3, 2018).


Bio prepared by Allison Rosenblum, Bar Ilan University, allie.rose89@gmail.com


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Diana Nemesu (Illustrator)

Diana Nemesu is a full time freelance illustrator from Romania. She works mostly with watercolors, but has begun to branch out with digital art. 


Sources: 

Officiall website (accessed: May 28, 2018).


Bio prepared by Allison Rosenblum, Bar Ilan University, allie.rose89@gmail.com


Summary

It’s Christmastime and there’s a box with Pandora’s name on it waiting under the tree. Earl, Pandora’s stuffed owl, wonders what’s in the box. Pandora shakes it, trying to figure out what’s inside. Earl convinces Pandora to open it before Christmas. There’s a note inside telling Pandora to put the box back or she would get nothing. The next morning, on Christmas day, Pandora opens her gift, assuming it would actually be empty because she had peeked, but finds a blue dress. Although she is confused, she accepts the gift and realizes just how important it is to have patience.

Analysis

This story takes the elements of a box, curiosity, and hope from the myth of Pandora’s box, and creates a similar story in a contemporary setting, making the lesson about the dangers of curiosity and the concept that hope always remains more accessible to the younger children of today.


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Title of the work

Pandora and Earl: A Christmas Tale

Country of the First Edition

Country/countries of popularity

United Kingdom

Original Language

English

First Edition Details

Carla Faraldo, Pandora and Earl: A Christmas Tale. England: Noodle Publishing, 2015, 38 pp.

ISBN

9780994992741

Genre

Instructional and educational work
Mythological fiction
Picture books

Target Audience

Children

Cover

Missing cover

We are still trying to obtain permission for posting the original cover.


Author of the Entry:

Allison Rosenblum, Bar Ilan University, allie.rose89@gmail.com

Peer-reviewer of the Entry:

Lisa Maurice, Bar Ilan University, lisa.maurice@biu.ac.il

Elżbieta Olechowska, University of Warsaw, elzbieta.olechowska@gmail.com

Female portrait

Carla Faraldo (Author)

Carla graduated from the University of Toronto with an Honors degree in Criminology and Philosophy. She also received a juris doctorate and was a practitioner of law in New York before beginning to write children’s books.


Source:

Profile at the newswire.net (accessed: July 3, 2018).


Bio prepared by Allison Rosenblum, Bar Ilan University, allie.rose89@gmail.com


Female portrait

Diana Nemesu (Illustrator)

Diana Nemesu is a full time freelance illustrator from Romania. She works mostly with watercolors, but has begun to branch out with digital art. 


Sources: 

Officiall website (accessed: May 28, 2018).


Bio prepared by Allison Rosenblum, Bar Ilan University, allie.rose89@gmail.com


Summary

It’s Christmastime and there’s a box with Pandora’s name on it waiting under the tree. Earl, Pandora’s stuffed owl, wonders what’s in the box. Pandora shakes it, trying to figure out what’s inside. Earl convinces Pandora to open it before Christmas. There’s a note inside telling Pandora to put the box back or she would get nothing. The next morning, on Christmas day, Pandora opens her gift, assuming it would actually be empty because she had peeked, but finds a blue dress. Although she is confused, she accepts the gift and realizes just how important it is to have patience.

Analysis

This story takes the elements of a box, curiosity, and hope from the myth of Pandora’s box, and creates a similar story in a contemporary setting, making the lesson about the dangers of curiosity and the concept that hope always remains more accessible to the younger children of today.


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