What about fairy tales?

Dear Readers,

There are still a few weeks before we start on The Light Princess by George MacDonald, but before we do, I’d like to open a few questions for discussion:

“La Belle Dame Sans Merci” by Sir Frank Dicksee

What do you think about fairy tales? What is your experience with them?

How many folk/fairy tales are you familiar with beyond what Disney has done to with them?

Can we read fairy tales redemptively?

I’d like to address these questions (and hopefully others you would like to raise) sometime during that week, and would appreciate some feedback before then. Either leave a comment below, or email me at megan@redeemedreader.com.

Thanks! Looking forward to hearing from many of you…



2 Responses to What about fairy tales?

  1. Steph July 21, 2013 at 10:58 am #

    My 6-year-old daughter and I have recently started visiting the fairy tale section of the children’s library and we love it! It’s a great way to introduce her to other cultures. I particularly like Diane Wolkstein’s (I think that’s her name) retellings. They are very literary and read well.

  2. Emily July 5, 2013 at 2:10 pm #


    I like fairy tales that have some history behind them. Also, I really like fairy tales that can be traced through various cultures, giving them different flavors. I know there are some Christians who balk at anything fairy as being occult, but I don’t have a problem with fantasy so long as its not too dark and taken in the right measure.

    Some of my kids’ favorite magical tales are Japanese folk tales.


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