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The man who kept his heart in a bucket

by Sonia Levitin

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This one reads like a fairy tale in the style of H. C. Anderson. Jack keeps his heart in a bucket to keep it safe, but that means he has no... enjoyment of things. When he eats a heavenly dish he feels full. When he hears beautiful music he feels that it is loud. When he sees a squirming baby he wants it far, far away from him.

His heart gets stolen again anyway, all for the purpose of teaching him a lesson and hooking him up with the moralistic fish-woman. Well, it works.

Love the shot of a babywearing mama on one page :)

This one is a bit long for the younger set, but then, they probably wouldn't really begin to "get it" yet anyway. ( )
  conuly | Feb 17, 2010 |
Critique of Genre: This is a fantastic example of fantasy because we get to know this man who carries his heart in a bucket and doesn't feel anything until he meets this fish at the lake who turns in to a lovely lady. She steals his heart and gives him a riddle to solve to get his heart back.
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  jessy555 | Nov 26, 2008 |
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Having once had his heart broken, Jack keeps it in a bucket safe from harm until one day a young maiden asks him to solve a riddle which teaches him the true meaning of love.

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