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The Elfin Knight (Slight Departure)

This is one of my really old folk/ filk songs based, very loosely and irreverently, on The Elfin Knight. It’s completely light-hearted, tongue in cheek,  ‘good for a laugh,’ silly  stuff –   a seasonal tale about a lass who thinks she’s found the man of her dreams… that is until she marries him and realises that they hadn’t actually thought the whole thing through… 387 more words

Book Review: The Original Folk and Fairy Tales of the Brothers Grimm: The Complete First Edition

When Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm published their “Children’s and Household Tales” in 1812, followed by a second volume in 1815, they had no idea that such stories as “Rapunzel,” “Hansel and Gretel,” and “Cinderella” would become the most celebrated in the world. 1,430 more words


Waking Rose~ review

Waking Rose: A Fairy Tale Retold- by Regina Doman

It seemed he could never redeem from such a steadfast spell his lady’s eyes…

Ever since Rose Brier was saved from Certain Death by the boy named Fish, she has hoped that Fish would be her knight in shinning armor. 311 more words


How convenient

You made fairy tales for the children to believe. Fairy tales. They are fairy tales, sir. Lies, if you will.

You convince them of the beauty of riches, elegance, princes and princesses, and happily ever afters. 251 more words


Evolution of Fairy Tales: Sleeping Beauty

Today I’m going to tackle the story of Sleeping Beauty. I’ll be comparing the version written by Charles Perrault in 1697 to the 1959 animate Disney film. 932 more words


Neil Gaiman's "Snow, Glass, Apples"

I love Neil Gaiman’s retelling of Snow White.  It’s a good Halloween read.

You can enjoy here: “Snow, Glass, Apples.”

*Not suitable for children.


Then and Now: Thumbelina

Thumbelina is a Hans Christen Anderson fairy tale adapted to animated film by Don Bluth.  Thumbelina is as tall as your thumb and was born by flower to an old maid.   373 more words