Author Crush: Jackson Pearce

So I forgot how busy I was going to be this weekend and didn’t work ahead. Hence, no video this week. And I’ll be gone next week, so no video then either. Sorry! But I still wanted to give you a reading recommendation, so you get this quick post. My March author crush is JacksonContinue reading “Author Crush: Jackson Pearce”

Fairy Tale Discovery: Twelve by the Mail

Another Saturday, another video. This time, I discover and share a new fairy tale with you all! Here’s a link to Twelve by the Mail, if you want to read it. It’s a different translation than the one I used, but the story is still the same. Until next time, word nerds!

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?”

The Big Three: Perrault, Andersen, and the Brothers Grimm

I’ve spent a lot of time on this blog talking about fairy tales. In exploring the different stories, I’ve found what I consider to be the most famous authors of fairy tales; Charles Perrault, the Grimm Brothers, and Hans Christian Andersen. So today I’m going to dive a little more into their backgrounds. Charles PerraultContinue reading “The Big Three: Perrault, Andersen, and the Brothers Grimm”

Fairy Tale Facts: The Princess and the Pea

In May of 1835, Hans Christian Anderson published a brochure of four original fairy tales. One of the stories was the now-popular┬áThe Princess and the Pea.┬áToday we’ll take a look at some aspects of the story. What It’s About A young prince wishes to marry a princess and travels the world to find a bride.Continue reading “Fairy Tale Facts: The Princess and the Pea”