Saturday, October 15, 2011

A Fairytale

You run your hand across the old book, dry pages crinkle under the book’s cover, the binding is coming undone.  This is a well read and much loved book.  You open the cover to the front page and familiar words and phrases greet your eyes.  The tale begins – Once upon a time . . .
. . . There was a girl who went to a ball and lost her slipper.  There was a princess who fell asleep and didn’t wake up until her prince kissed her.  A prince was turned into a frog and had to find someone to break the spell.  An old witch offered a young girl an apple.
There is something magical and entrancing about each story.  Revisit favorite childhood favorites such as “The Sleeping Beauty and Other Fairy Tales from the Old French," or “Fifty Famous Fairy Tales."  Enjoy retellings of the classical tales that have enriched story-telling for centuries, or enjoy later authors and collaborators such as Hans Christian Andersen or the Brothers Grimm. 
Continue to enjoy and love these stories, which hold so much more in them than simply fairy godmothers and princes - although we certainly love them too! 

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