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February 26th is "Tell a Fairy Tale" Day! Indulge your imagination by delving into this eBook.
Once Upon a Time - A Short History of Fairy Tale:
From wicked queens, beautiful princesses, elves, monsters, and goblins to giants, glass slippers, poisoned apples, magic keys, and mirrors, the characters and images of fairy tales have cast a spell over readers and audiences, both adults and children, for centuries. These fantastic stories have travelled across cultural borders and been passed on from generation to generation, ever-changing, renewed with each re-telling.
But what is a fairy tale? Where do they come from and what do they mean?
In 10 succinct chapters, Marina Warner digs into a rich hoard of fairy tales in their brilliant and fantastical variations in order to define a genre and evaluate a literary form that keeps shifting through time and history. Her book makes a persuasive case for fairy tale as a crucial repository of human understanding and culture.
Want to explore more about fairy tales? Check out the library's Fairy Tale guide.
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