Posts tagged ‘Beyond the Seas International Fairytale Project in Hungary’

junio 1, 2014

Vanessa Brantley-Newton – Gabi Both: Real Magic

Beyond the Seas, International Fairytale Project in Hungary
El Proyecto Internacional de Cuentos Allende Los Mares, Hungría

Translated by Luca Szabó

One summer day, right after the morning performance, a certain Gawkini, the director of Suitcase Circus, vanished into thin air. Just like that. Poof! Gone. They couldn’t find him anywhere, not in the big top, not in his caravan, not even in his suitcase, even though the latter had always been his favourite spot. That’s where Piro the magician tried to look for him, but this time he wasn’t hiding in there.
When it turned out that he had just vanished without a trace, Piro took out her magic wand with a star on one end, hit three times, drew two circles, and cast the following spell:
“Circle, turtle, star and spoon,
I need a great big balloon.”

The next moment there was a colourful, cheerful, ribbonful hot air balloon. It was flying about over their heads. They called it Baloo. With another spell, Piro lifted the members of the circus into the air. They all had space in Baloo – Tangle the clown, Bandette the tightrope walker and their son Cinabar, who was already a deft juggler.

Baloo flew high with them, and they were looking for the disappeared director from above. Children were mad about him. In fact, not him, but his flea circus. The adults could never understand why the small kids laughed at the performance of fleas. That’s all right – they couldn’t see them. Actually the children DIDN’T SEE them, either, but they could at least IMAGINE them hopping about, so they found Gawkini the flea rider really funny. He used to shake his head, roll his eyes, make grimaces, and now he was nowhere to be seen.

Illustration made by Vanessa Brantley-Newton, American artist

Illustration made by Vanessa Brantley-Newton, American artist

The time for the afternoon performance was looming, and the children were getting excited about the famous flea circus.

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mayo 31, 2014

Fatemeh Haghnejad – Nóra Majoros: نازک نارنجی

Beyond the Seas, International Fairytale Project in Hungary
El Proyecto Internacional de Cuentos Allende Los Mares, Hungría

Translated by Ágnes Dr. Németh Kalotáné

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Illustration made by Fatemeh Haghnejad, Iranian artist

Illustration made by Fatemeh Haghnejad, Iranian artist

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