Posts Tagged: fairy tales

Neil Gaiman on beating dragons

‘Fairy tales are more than true: not because they tell us dragons exist, but because they tell us that dragons can be beaten.’   – Neil Gaiman  

Neil Gaiman on beating dragons

‘Fairy tales are more than true: not because they tell us dragons exist, but because they tell us that dragons can be beaten.’   – Neil Gaiman  

Eleanor Farjeon on going bedward

When all the fairy tales are told And young and old go bed ward, Oh, what a debt both young and old For ever owe you, Edward. In darkness lit by dreams come true The years revive their embers And

Eleanor Farjeon on going bedward

When all the fairy tales are told And young and old go bed ward, Oh, what a debt both young and old For ever owe you, Edward. In darkness lit by dreams come true The years revive their embers And

George Macdonald on writing for children

‘I write not for children, but for the child-like, whether they be of five, or fifty, or seventy-five.‘ George Macdonald

George Macdonald on writing for children

‘I write not for children, but for the child-like, whether they be of five, or fifty, or seventy-five.‘ George Macdonald

On preserving stories

Today I visited my grandparents, and while what we talked about doesn’t exactly relate to books, to me it relates to storytelling, and links with what has been preoccupying my head for the last few days – fairy tales. Something

On preserving stories

Today I visited my grandparents, and while what we talked about doesn’t exactly relate to books, to me it relates to storytelling, and links with what has been preoccupying my head for the last few days – fairy tales. Something

On what makes a fairy tale

  You have heard of Cinderella, Rumplestiltskin, Little Red Riding Hood, and The Shoemaker and the Elves, but have you heard about The Mouse, the Bird, and the Sausage? How about Farmerkin, or Thousandfurs, or Gambling Hans? Or the Boy

On what makes a fairy tale

  You have heard of Cinderella, Rumplestiltskin, Little Red Riding Hood, and The Shoemaker and the Elves, but have you heard about The Mouse, the Bird, and the Sausage? How about Farmerkin, or Thousandfurs, or Gambling Hans? Or the Boy

On stockpiling books

I know, I know, I’m terrible. I can’t help it – I have a compulsion! You’re probably wondering what I’m talking about. My work is winding up (yesterday was my last day at the Adelaide Fringe Office) and the day

On stockpiling books

I know, I know, I’m terrible. I can’t help it – I have a compulsion! You’re probably wondering what I’m talking about. My work is winding up (yesterday was my last day at the Adelaide Fringe Office) and the day

On where I am in the world

Greetings from Prague! Ben and I arrived here last night, after four trains, two delays and a small fire (but that’s another story). We spent the last five days in Germany, mostly visiting my friend Mekhla, who lives in Freiberg.

On where I am in the world

Greetings from Prague! Ben and I arrived here last night, after four trains, two delays and a small fire (but that’s another story). We spent the last five days in Germany, mostly visiting my friend Mekhla, who lives in Freiberg.

Albert Einstein on fairytales

“If you want your children to be intelligent, read them fairy tales. If you want them to be more intelligent, read them more fairy tales.”  ― Albert Einstein  

Albert Einstein on fairytales

“If you want your children to be intelligent, read them fairy tales. If you want them to be more intelligent, read them more fairy tales.”  ― Albert Einstein  

Philip Pullman on Fairytales

My last post talks about Philip Pullman and fairy tales. However, Philip Pullman is a much better writer than I could ever be, and he writes about his own opinion on the importance of fairy tales and stories here. It

Philip Pullman on Fairytales

My last post talks about Philip Pullman and fairy tales. However, Philip Pullman is a much better writer than I could ever be, and he writes about his own opinion on the importance of fairy tales and stories here. It

On Fairy Tales

Philip Pullman calls the stories in his bind up called Four Tales – The Firework-Maker’s Daughter, I was a Rat! Or The Scarlet Slippers, Clockwork or All Wound Up and The Scarecrow and his Servant – fairy tales. He says,

On Fairy Tales

Philip Pullman calls the stories in his bind up called Four Tales – The Firework-Maker’s Daughter, I was a Rat! Or The Scarlet Slippers, Clockwork or All Wound Up and The Scarecrow and his Servant – fairy tales. He says,