Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Stor e Telling: August September 2013

Prince Florimund finds the Sleeping Beauty
Childhood Favorites and Fairy Stories,
Last year I undertook the project of placing all of my 2007-2012 Stor e Telling columns, from Storytelling Magazine on my blog. Now that 2014 is here I will begin to share all of my columns from 2013. I will not be adding current columns until the following year, so if you want immediate access to the newest websites, please consider becoming a member of the National Storytelling Network. 

Below are the sites I offer for the August September 2013 issue; the theme for that issue was Fairy Tales so you will find some wonderful articles and stories to complement the theme. I hope you find something fun to tell!


"Someday you will be old enough to start reading fairy tales again." ~ C. S. Lewis

Articles on Fairytales

All Things Considered by G. K. Chesterton's, 1908.  There are a variety of essays in this book, including one on fairytales. 

The Endicott Studio Journal of Mythic ArtsTwenty-one articles on Animal Brides and Bridegrooms, Beauty and the Beast, Baba Yaga and many more.

Sources for the Analysis and Interpretation of Folk and Fairy Tales - Resources on the analysis of fairy or folk tales, from literary and psychological traditions.

You’re sure to find some fabulous fairytales to add to your repertoire in the links below.

The Cat and the Mouse, A Book of Persian Fairy Tales by Hartwell James, 1906. Four fairytales from this beautiful land.

Cossack Fairy Tales and Folktales by Robert Nisbet Bain, 1902 – Bain collected these folktales from Ruthenian, the language of the Cossacks, a language intermediate between Russian and Polish. The Iron Wolf, The Golden Slipper, The Tsar and the Angel and The Story of the Forty-First Brother are just a few of the unique stories found within these cyber pages.

Czechoslovak Fairy Tales by Parker Fillmore, 1919. “The old king reached into his pocket, drew out a golden key, and handed it to the prince.” So begins the story of Longshanks, Girth and Keen, one of the many tales that await you within.

Fairy Legends of the French Provinces by Martha Ward Carey, 1887 – Thirty-four stories filled with charm and enchantment.

Forty-Four Turkish Fairy Tales by Ignácz Kúnos, 1913 - Be whisked away to the magical land of Turkey and meet the Wizard and His Pupil, Prince Ahmed, The Silent Princess and other fascinating creatures. The text also offers the English definition of the Turkish words used in the text.

The Golden Maiden and Other Folk Tales and Fairy Stories Told in Armenia by A.G. Seklemian. Twenty-nine stories including The Bride of the Fountain, The Trove of Destiny and The Maiden of the Sea, just a few enchanted tales you will find between the pages of this book from 1898.

Old English Fairy Tales by Sabine Baring-Gould, 1906. Robert the Evil, The Badger in the Bag, The Undutiful Daughter and others are waiting to delight you!

Serbian Fairy Tales by Elodie L. Muatovich, 1918. Seeking some longer stories to share? This book offers a number of tales in three, four and six parts.

Swedish Fairy Tales by Herman Hofbert, 1890. Stories of trolls, elves, sea maidens and giants await.

Celebrate with Tell a Fairy Tale DayThis link will lead you to a blog post I wrote on fairy tales in 2012. There are a number of stories and public domain books from around the globe, and also links to curriculum and crafts.


Beacons in the Night: Lighthouse Keepers, Legend and Lore – Stories, curriculum and crafts, all connected to the many beautiful lighthouses around the globe.

The link below will take you to all of the Stor e Telling blog posts, with synopses, from my 2007-2012 columns for the national Storytelling Magazine.

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