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  • proper n. A popular fairy tale about a thumb-sized girl.
  • proper n. The main character in this story.


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  • Handler Michael Goessling, son of miniature horse farmers Kay and Paul Goessling, says Thumbelina is the ideal child advocate.

    World’s Smallest Horse | Impact Lab

  • For instance, only because I had a baby did I have cause to re-experience the story of Thumbelina, which affected me so dramatically — once Thumbelina is kidnapped by the Toad’s Mother you never hear about Thumbelina’s mother ever again — that I wrote a series of four sonnets in the voice of Thumbelina’s mother (two of which are included in the Fall 2008 issue of 32 Poems journal).

    babies, parents, and poetry : Jeffrey McDaniel : Harriet the Blog : The Poetry Foundation

  • ` You shall not be called Thumbelina! 'said the spirit of the flower to her; ` that is an ugly name, and you are much too pretty for that.

    The Yellow Fairy Book

  • Santa tells the kids they've got to believe in their dreams and never give up, which prompts him to launch into the story of Thumbelina, which is clearly a whole other movie - a featurette filmed at the now-defunct Top headlines

  • 'You shall not be called Thumbelina!' said the spirit of the flower to her; 'that is an ugly name, and you are much too pretty for that.

    PC Podcast with Pete Cogle

  • If you are a small girl in a low-income suburb of Richmond, Virginia, as Sissy was, and the other kids jeer at your hands, and your own brothers call you by your neighborhood nickname - "Thumbelina" - and your own daddy sometimes makes jokes about your being -all thumbs, " then you toughen up or shatter.

    Even Cowgirls Get The Blues

  • It was installed in 1913 as a tribute to the Danish author who created this and other fairy-tale characters, including "Thumbelina" and "The Ugly Duckling."

    In a Mermaid Statue, Danes Find

  • I have to agree Troll was awful, I couldnt get past the first ten minutes, and I've never seen "Thumbelina", and I don't think I'm gonna.

    Morris Sullivan, RIP

  • There are perhaps other Disney characters that lay claim to princess or other royal titles, such as Thumbelina, however, the aforementioned six are the most popular and therefore the most pertinent to examine.

    Archive 2007-07-01

  • At a mere 17 inches, the miniature brown mare known as Thumbelina takes pride in the lofty title of the World’s Smallest Living Horse.

    World’s Tallest Horse Meets the World’s Smallest | Impact Lab


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