EXTRA **** "The Goblin and the Grocer" told by Diane Wolkstein
The Apple Seed
- Sep 14, 2020 10:23 pm
- 11:13 mins
On today's Apple Seed Extra, enjoy a telling by Diane Wolkstein of "The Goblin and the Grocer," a story by Hans Christian Andersen. When a poor student is served cheese and bread wrapped in old poetry, he asks for the full book of poetry instead of the meal. The building’s resident goblin watches the student bring the poetry to life by candlelight each evening, and when tasked with saving the building’s most important item from a fire, the goblin knows exactly what he must retrieve. This is a very traditional Hans Christian Anderson piece: fantastical, poetic, and a bit odd.