Welsh Rabbit

Not the tasty dish with beer-soaked melted cheese…a little book I picked up in Aberystwyth, Wales.

I won’t give away too much in case any of you plan to read it, but it’s an exciting tale about a character called Pwtan who has adventures (while his milquetoast siblings, Fflopsi, Mopsi and Cwta Wen, stay home with their mam). There is a suspenseful scene in Meistr Morus Huws’ garden that might be too frightening for young readers, but rest assured Pwtan does escape to return to his family. Critical takes on the ending are ambiguous; while some consider that the book advocates spirited rebellion in children,  other critics point out [spoiler alert] that Pwtan may be punished for his transgressions in the end, as he is possibly stricken with annwyd and sent to bed, while his non-adventurous siblings are rewarded with a delectible supper of fara-llefrith and mwyar.

3 thoughts on “Welsh Rabbit

  1. I love your blog. That is all.

    Not quite all. Perhaps you’d like to peruse my copy of Winnie Ille Pu: “Quo in capite nobis ostentantur Winnie Ille Pu atque apes nonnullae et incipiunt fabulae”

  2. Pingback: Once Below a Time « Ann Mayer

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