Tag: fairy tales

After he won his twentieth Grand Slam Singles title at the Australian Open last month, Roger Federer stepped up to the microphone onstage while choking back tears and said, “The fairytale continues.”

Fairy tales aren’t just a genre of storytelling. In our lexicon, the two words have become one, and that one word can signify everything from an unbelievable event, to a misleading or disingenuous belief.

"Very Short Fairy Tales to Read Together" by Mary Ann Hoberman

Once upon a time...in a land far away, I read my first fairy tales. I was enamored. The stories were exciting, and only a little bit scary. I’m intrigued now by how classic fairy tales are told, and retold, for readers of different ages. Fairy tales can be delightful – and also frightful. They can be grim, as well as Grimm. If you would like to read some fairy tales with a young child, perhaps even at bedtime – and not be met with sleep loss as a result – there are many good options.