Fairy Stories and Wonder Tales (Summer)

"THERE are some things in this world we can get along without, but, the experience of many thousand years has shown us that the fairy tale is not one of them. There must have been fairy tales (or fables, or folk tales, or myths, or whatever name we choose to give them) ever since the world began. They are not exclusively French, German, Greek, Russian, Indian, or Chinese, but are the common property of the whole human family and are as universal as human speech." So begins the introduction to our book of fairy and wonder tales, which will be the text we use to take an eight-week journey through realms of the imagination with Volume 1 of the Junior Classics, edited by the William Patten. 

Each week we will read, discuss, and write about several of the stories in this classic work of children's fiction. There will also be a brief and enjoyable quiz each week to test knowledge and comprehension.

Prerequisites: None
Instructor: Seraphim Winslow, B.A.  
Age Level: 7 or older, or at teacher's discretion
Minimum Enrollment: 4
Maximum Enrollment: 15

Tuition: $100
Class Meets: Fridays, 8:00 - 9:00 AM Pacific, for 8 weeks,  from June 4 - July 23


The text for this course is volume 1 of Junior Classics, edited by William Patten. It is available online, free and in multiple formats. CLICK HERE. 

        Seraphim Winslow, B.A.

        Seraphim Winslow was dean of students and principal of a classical K-12 academy in San Francisco for over a decade. In addition to homeschooling his son, he has been teaching English, the classical Trivium (Grammar, Logic and Composition), Modern Languages, the Humanities, and Western and World Civilizations and Cultures to students of all ages for more than 30 years. He particularly enjoys working with students in the 4th through 8th grades.

        Seraphim graduated with a B.A. with highest honors from the University of California, Berkeley. He also holds Associate of Arts degrees in Philosophy, the Humanities, and General Studies. He is currently pursuing a Master of Arts Degree in Philosophy at San Francisco State University.

        Seraphim enjoys the thrill of getting lost in cavernous university libraries and old European bookstores. He also enjoys riding his recumbent tricycle through the pine-laden Sierra foothills, where he lives with his iconographer wife, Lena; his 17-year-old son, Theodore; and their cat, Skipper.