Tuesday, December 31, 2019

Crossing Over Into the New Year: Bridges in Folktales, Myths, and Legends

The Ponte Salario (The Old Bridge)
Hubert Robert, 1775
Soon the New Year will be here, a time to reflect on the past, rejoice in the future, and remember those who helped us along the way. I hope 2020 will find us all smiling more, laughing longer, and building bridges that will bring us all closer together. 

Wishing you the warmth of friends and family as we ring in a brand new decade full of positive possibilities!


The Bloody Bridge – United States

The Bridge of the Gods – Native American

The Devil’s Bridge – Twelve versions from around the world.

Haunted Covered Bridges and Their Legends

The Legend of the Magpie Bridge – China

My Lord Bag of Rice - Japan

The Old Bridge – United States

The Pedlar of Swaffham - England

The Rainbow Bridge - Greece

Three Billy Goats Gruff – Various versions from around the world.


15 Adorable Children’s Books for Your Little Architects


Building Bridges Engineering Activity - PreK

Suspension Bridge


The Three Billy Goats Gruff Steam Bridge Building Activity


Terri Windling – Troll Maidens and the Magic of Bridges

“So the bridge was mended and my story's ended.”
From Lady Featherflight in TheOak-Tree Fairy Book

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Karen Chace 2019 ©
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