Hans Christian Andersen's Thumbelina
A Beloved Fairy Tale
Sometimes I wonder off into my mind and dream childlike things. I'm sent back in time by a thought, a picture, a memory, and sometimes a song. Now that I have two children of my own, I often glimpse into their child fantasies. It reminds me of times when I too would drift off into fairy tales. When I was growing up, I often listened to music. I loved to dance around my room and sing. There were certain songs that transfixed me. There was one in particular that captured my imagination--Thumbelina performed by Larry Groce. It was on my well worn out Disney record. Incidentally, my favorite of the 1980's Faerie Tale Theater's was also Thumbelina. I guess I have a fondness for her. Maybe it is the thoughts of fairies flying around, or maybe it was her plight in escaping Toad or Mr. Mole. Whatever the reason, I am taken back in time when I am reminded of Thumbelina. I hope I draw out your childlike fancy in this lens.
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Larry Groce's Thumbelina
There is something magical in this man's voice. It transports me to a magical place. It lulls me, soothes me. I cannot describe it really. It touched my little 7 year old heart, and I feel 7 once again when I hear it. This song was featured on Disney Children's Favorites 2 which was released in 1979.
Find Your Favorite Version Of Thumbelina
Thumbelina has touched the hearts of both the young and old throughout the years. Many versions have been produced, and these are but a few.
This movie features the song "Let Me Be Your Wings" written by Barry Manilow.
A cute barbie version of a classic tale.
Enjoy the adventures of Thumbelina in this classic tale.
Top off your Thumbelina costume with this cute wig.
Carrie Fisher as Thumbelina
Back in the height of her Star Wars days, Carrie Fisher played a delightful young lady named Thumbelina. She is innocent, sweet, and a joy to watch. I think my favorite scenes are with the sparrow. Thumbelina rescues a frozen sparrow and eagerly awaits for his return when her fate seems sealed by the fact that Mr. Mole wants to marry her.
Do Not Let Your Children Miss Out!
Faerie Tale Theater was an instant classic with top notch actors! Billy Crystal and Jeff Goldblum in The Three Little Pigs are wonderful and very funny!
Danny Kaye, Raffi, and yes Jim Groce all sang about her. Download these songs to enjoy!
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