Why the Woods?

I was walking across campus this morning (very carefully, because it’s ridiculously icy today) trying to decide what to write about when a thought struck me. Why do so many fairy tales involve woods? Think about it. Sleeping Beauty was raised in the woods, then her castle was isolated by a forest of thorns. SnowContinue reading “Why the Woods?”

But What About Me?

Dear Fairy Godmother, I have a stepsister and I’m tired of being overlooked, or worse, cast as the villain. Cindy is a nice girl. She has a hard time getting along with my mother, true, but they both try their best. Despite what you may have heard, we all pitch in around the house asContinue reading “But What About Me?”

A History of the Fairy Tale

Fairy tales have been passed down orally for centuries, so it’s hard tor trace their exact history. However, once they were written, it becomes easier to see how they’ve grown and change. But where did these stories of the fantastic come from? I may not have precise answers, but I can talk about where theContinue reading “A History of the Fairy Tale”

Cinderella Recommendation and an Interview with Kelly Oram

I have got a special post for you today! I have a recommendation for an adaptation of Cinderella that I really love. Not only that, but I have an interview with the book’s author. I hope you enjoy it! It’s been almost a year since eighteen-year-old Ella Rodriguez was in a car accident that leftContinue reading “Cinderella Recommendation and an Interview with Kelly Oram”

Evolution of Fairy Tales: Cinderella

I’ve decided to do a series here about how fairy tales have evolved over the years. To illustrate this, I’ll be comparing the original story to the Disney versions, as those are the most well known. I’ll begin with Cinderella. The story was first written by the Charles Perrault in 1697 and the Disney animatedContinue reading “Evolution of Fairy Tales: Cinderella”