With fifteen volumes of Children and Libraries now in the books, I recently was prompted to revisit past issues of the journal online. While browsing through old tables of contents, I was reminded of how much I enjoy articles about fairy tales. There is something that still intrigues me about these old, traditional stories about dark woods, evil queens, and magic spells! So much so that I enjoy curling up to read not only these grand old tales themselves, but also the more contemporary, academic writings ABOUT these stories!
Below is a sampling of CAL articles that explore the art, appeal, and history of fairy tales.
Illustrator Extraordinaire: Bechtel Fellow Enthralled by Arthur Rackham
by Brigid Mangan
Where Fantasy and Facts Meet: Fairy Science Books from 1870 to 1900
by Natalie Ziarnik
Perennially Popular: The Appeal of Classic Fairy Tales for Children
by Pauline Dewan
What kinds of articles do you enjoy reading in Children and Libraries?