Fairy Stories and Wonder Tales

C.S. Lewis wrote that fairy stories and wonder tales stir the young soul, “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.”

Over the course of eight weeks in Fairy Stories and Wonder Tales, we will read eight classic stories composed by the Brothers Grimm, Andrew Lang, Charles Perrault, and Hans Christian Andersen. Along with each story, we will explore important questions about life, the world, and the virtues that the tales arouse in the young reader.

The Tales: Cinderella, Snow White, Little Red Riding Hood, Rapunzel, Hansel and Gretel, The Little Mermaid, Rumpelstiltskin, Beauty and the Beast