Cabbage Moon by Jan Wahl

For those unfortunates who have never read or possibly even heard of Cabbage Moon by Jan Wahl, there is something magical about this children’s story (published 1965). Princess
Adelgitha and her dog Jennie chase miser Lorenzo Squink who has stolen the moon out of the sky to make him into a cabbage salad.  The original book/w illustrations is prohibitively expensive but the revised edition w/different illustrations is also lovely. Here are pictures from the original. Caveat: I hope that there is no antisemitic subtext in here (e.g. Lorenzo Squink, is bearded, wears black, a miser). It does make me wonder. It would not be the first children’s book to have it. So I’m going to be hopeful that this is my imagination.  This is a very charming book and you will never look at cabbage salad the same way again once you read it.ae450f14ef2a7b138224f04ab565efec
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About kinneret

Hello, and welcome. I'm writing this blog under an alias. Why an alias? I started to write what may be described as an "American Gothic" novel (sort of Henry James/ Franz Kafka with violence) with some autobiographical details. ..when I started this blog I just decided to use the alias. This blog is about art and art history, but my interests also include literature, film analysis, psychology, forensic psychology, faerie tale analysis, cognitive therapy, cognitive linguistics, classical theater, World War II, and Russian and British history. My favorite writers include Kafka, the Brontes, and Philip K Dick. Thank you for reading this blog and I will happily reply to any comments.
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One Response to Cabbage Moon by Jan Wahl

  1. marblenecltr says:

    Lorenzo is a modern Druid, his full name is Squinkington.

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