Challenge 2, Continued: Lesser Known (But Awesome) Fairytales

I have two new favorite fairytales, unrelated to each other, and an old favorite to share today.

Tatterhood and the Hobgoblins, retold and illustrated by Lauren Mills
Tatterhood and the Hobgoblins, retold and illustrated by Lauren Mills

First is Tatterhood and the Hobgoblins: A Norwegian Folktale, retold and illustrated by Lauren Mills. The love between Tatterhood and her twin sister Isabella is totally unaffected by the fact that Tatterhood is wild and unkempt, while Isabella is calm and lovely. Tatterhood is under a curse and together, she and Isabella set out to break it. This story has bravery, selflessness, sisterly love and adventure—such a fun story for girls! Continue reading

Challenge 2: Fairytales (Part 1)

“If you want your children to be intelligent, read them fairy tales. If you want them to be more intelligent, read them more fairy tales.” –Albert Einstein

One of the greatest scientific minds ever was a firm believer in fairytales and developing the imagination of children. He also said, “I am enough of an artist to draw freely upon my imagination. Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world.”

So why do we seek to develop the mind and imagination through fairytales? Continue reading