“[The fairy tale] stirs and troubles him (to his life-long enrichment) with the dim sense of something beyond his reach and, far from dulling or emptying the actual world, gives it a new dimension of depth. He does not despise real woods because he has read of enchanted woods: The reading makes all real woods a little enchanted.” – C.S Lewis
Tales of Wonder Volume I provides eight of the most popular (and essential) fairy tales ever told, as recorded by the Brothers Grimm, Andrew Lang, Charles Perrault, and Hans Christian Andersen. Included within each story are questions to ask while reading aloud to your children or students. At the end of each tale are additional questions to ask after the reading, as well as tips for listening for echoes. No matter how old your students are, Tales of Wonder offers a context for contemplative reading and deep thinking about some of the most lively and enjoyable stories ever told.
The Tales: Snow White, Little Red Riding Hood, Rapunzel, Hansel and Gretel, The Little Mermaid, Rumpelstiltskin, Beauty and the Beast, Cinderella