and my comment for said article…
I agree fairy tales are important and told early. However, I feel it is flawed to say “who wants to hear the tale again.” The whole point of fairy tales is their oral nature (short, not many details so we are able to fill in). That’s why we tell the story over and over again. When we retell these stories we are doing what the genre begs us to do…so please don’t discount the power of the fairy tale
Sigh…seriously they are SO missing the point
Growing up I didn’t know fantasy existed–ok I knew, but not as a “genre” I just knew I liked that magic stuff….
One of the things I used to do was “read out” a book. That is reading a book so often that I had it practically memorized, and I was beyond reading it anymore–it was in my head forever.
The books that I read out and therefore molded me were…
Wrinkle in Time Quintent by Madeline L’Engle
Narnia series (read in the original publishing order Lewis was wrong to reorder)
Wizard of Oz (the 1st 7 I didn’t own the others)
Laura Ingalls Wilder
Anne of Green Gables
Note how none of these were singular instead of the Hobbit….amazing how these books will forever be in my head….