At first, a vast, bustling metropolis like Chicago does not seem a likely place to find fairy tales. But there is magic everywhere, if you take the time to look for it. During my trip, this came in the form of a Christmas market and a visit to the Museum of Science & Industry. The Christmas... Continue Reading →
Following on from the folk horror post by Bethany Scott, I have another Halloween guest post for you! This one was written by Kristin from Tales of Faerie. Kristin is a folklore and fairy tale blogger from Chicago, and she's written this post to discuss how folklore is used to manipulate children. _____________________________________________________________________ When... Continue Reading →
Now in my twenties, I am a lover of fantasy, magic, and all things mystical. For most people, fantasy is a genre discovered at a young age. However, my early reading habits featured very little magic. It wasn't until I read Eragon by Christopher Paolini when I was 15 that I really got into fantasy.... Continue Reading →
Fairy tales offer much more than surrealism. If children aren't told about the supernatural, how will they be able to distinguish between it and reality?
Originally, fairy tales were shared orally. They were told amongst adults, and passed on simply by being remembered and retold. However, nowadays such gatherings are less mainstream. The invention of new media, such as the print, the internet, and films, has provided us with a variety of alternative ways to obtain stories. So, how has... Continue Reading →
When someone says 'fairy,' most people immediately think of little creatures, dressed in leaves, who dwell at the bottom of the garden and cause mischief. This notion has never been challenged more than by these girls: Meet the Winx Club, a group of teenagers who attend Alfea College for fairies in the classy, futuristic realm... Continue Reading →