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fairy tale

and bedtime story
n. a simplistic and condescending explanation for something; a lie. I don’t want to hear a fairy tale, just the facts, ma’am. I’ve already heard your little bedtime story. You’ll have to do better than that!
See also: fairy, tale
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Ellen Peters, the community engagement manager at Spokane Public Library, recently shared all the juicy details of her Curiosity Creates Fantastical Fairy Tales program for grades 4-8.
After the introductory lectures, we then proceeded to the fairy tale discussions.
Ultimately, Children into Swans is a finely researched work on the history of fairy tales, and, in particular, on the lingering pagan imagination that one finds within a dozen or so common fairy tale themes and elements.
Financially Independent So I Don't Need A Man Fairy Tale Twist In a twist on the traditional fairy tale, a woman might say she doesn't need a man because she's already financially independent.
All have been trained to closely interact with the children, who can choose a fairy tale outfit to dress up in on arrival, or arrive as their own favourite character.
Despite Carrassi's radical departure from the conventions of fairy tale studies, the text begins with a well-researched overview of the existing scholarship.
This view accords with the long-standing tendency in fairy tale scholarship to read these supposedly "mythical" tales as responses to social conditions.
Positing that evidence of racial and cultural origins was discernible in the developmental stages of juvenile descendants, the recapitulation theory recast the child as living analogy to early humankind: thus the fairy tale, as an artistic vehicle for ancient oral societies, was formulated as apt reading material for the modern child.
Fairy tale writing in Slovenian is best contextualized with youth literature and this literary genre has taken off in the nineteenth century first via the establishment of the secular children's newspaper in 1848-50 entitled Vedez: casopis za mladost sploh pa tudi za odrasene proste ljudi (Vedez: Newspaper for Youth and Adults Alike) and via the literary magazine Vrtec: casopis s podobami za slovensko mladost (Kindergarten: Newspaper with Images for Slovenian Youth) 1871-1945.
Bacchilega creates an interesting opening for the reader by examining how contemporary understandings and social uses of the fairy tale have changed since the 1970s in the Euro-American history of the genre.
The Grimm's Fairy Tales are also said to be the most influential collections of folklore in the world.
Greenhill and Matrix's edited volume Fairy Tale Films explores the relationship between fairy tales and their twentieth- and twenty-first-century film adaptations.
In an Arabic fairy tale, you can find the magical elements such as a genie.
The thematic issue on the fairy tale consists of eight articles: one on the Cuban fairy tale, one on tales by the Brothers Grimm, one on the Norwegian fairy tale and five on Hans Christian Andersen's fairy tales.
In fact, Hawthorne might have agreed with Jack Zipes's description of fairy tales as vehicles to "awaken our regard for the miraculous condition of life and to evoke profound feelings of awe and respect for life as a miraculous process" (Great Fairy Tale Tradition 848).