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Go on an adventure with a Hindu god when you hear Stories of Krishna at www.seattleartmuseum.org/exhibit/
interactives/intimateWorlds/enter.asp. Krishna is the incarnation of the Hindu god Vishnu. Nine paintings tell the story of how Krishna became a demon-slaying hero who interacted with gods and mortals. The paintings depict Krishna in many stages of his life, including his romance with the beautiful cow-herder Radha. After hearing the stories, the card game will test your knowledge of the characters in Krishna's intimate world.
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Open your imagination to the world of fantasy and folklore with Grimm Fairy Tales at www.grimmfairytales.com/en. This small collection contains seven tales by brothers Wilhelm and Jacob Grimm. Read their early-19th-century stories such as "Faithful John" and the "Brementown Musicians." In Grimm Tales, you'll find interactive stories and related games to play. Also, print out coloring sheets of Grimm characters and send e-cards to friends. (Disclaimer: This site now contains advertisements.)
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Hang out with Clifford The Big, Red Dog at www.scholastic.com/clifford. In Play and Learn, twin kitties Flo and Zo need your help sorting things out after making a big mess. See and Hear is the place to play London Bridge on the xylophone while Clifford plays a drum or shakes maracas. The Lonely Lighthouse story is in Read and Write. It may sound sad, but it has a sweet ending. For a blast from the past, visit Clifford the small red puppy, a fun tribute to Clifford's Puppy Days. Be sure to write Clifford so he can write you back.
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Enter the lair of the mysterious Bunyips at www.nla.gov.au/exhibitions/bunyips, but only if you dare! Bunyips are supernatural creatures in the folklore of Australia's aborigines. Some say they have long necks and sharp teeth. View evidence of a one-eyed skull that may prove the existence of bunyips. Many Australians have tried to represent the bunyip in art and even theater. You'll find some examples in Imagination. Get your creativity flowing in the Bunyip Lab and create your own version of the fearsome creature.
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Enter a realm of magic and mischief at www.europeoftales.net. Five guides, including Korrig the dancing dwarf, take you through A Europe of Tales. In Finland, read how crafty Lemminkäinen skied after a magical moose. Roberto leads you on a tour of Italy's Madonna shrines. Colorful animations show how an old hag's white, plaid shawl became Scotland's first snow of winter. An Icelandic story tells how Thor, the god of thunder, lowered his pride to reclaim his missing hammer.
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