October 05 , 2010



James Baldwin was an American editor and prolific writer, mostly known as the children's author in the subjects of legends, mythology, biography. “Mignon” is a short story, entered in the collection of Fifty Famous Stories, published in 1896. This tale is about a little girl named Mignon, who is one of the rope-dancers and who looks like a boy if she has not been for the long curls of black hair wound about her head. A young man named Wilhelm is staying at an inn in the city. Once as he is going upstairs he meets a Mignon, and at that time he decides to take her away from the rope-dancers group. James Baldwin was one of the most famous children’s authors of his time and still remains nowadays. We present you the classic example of his creation, that will be undoubtedly pleasant to your children. Enjoy the reading!

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