My short list of the best fairy tale related sites on the web.

 An essay about fairy tales by Chesterton from his book, All Things Considered.

“An Introduction to Fairy Tales” by Maria Tatar

Indeed, it is precisely the passivity of the women in fairy tales that has led so many progressive parents to wonder whether their children should be exposed to them....

Ashliman's , a library of folktales, folklore, fairy tales, and mythology.

Feminist Fairy TalesA list of feminist versions of familiar tales.

(2013) Fairy tales started off being intended for adults but eventually became a tradition of stories that parents generally read to their children....

Celtic FolkloreScroll down the page to find links to several volumes of Celtic fairy tales.

Introduction/Background: This course teaches students about academic reading and writing through the study of fairy tales through time. Students write three essays of increasing length throughout the semester, which they workshop with their peers and the instructor. To encourage students to develop mastery and expertise on a subject, the instructor requires that students focus their research and writing on a single fairy tale that has been adapted and retold over time.

Class: Expos E25: Academic Writing and Critical Reading: Fairy Tales and the Life of Imagination


Topic: Fairy Tales – English Literature

“EXPERTISE: The students became throughout the class genuine experts in their chosen fairy tale. By the end of semester, if they did their work well, they knew more about their tale than any other student in the class, and often more than me. They had the privilege of being the resident "Rumplestiltskin person" who could speak to how that story works in the fairy tale canon, how modern interpretations take liberties or remain faithful to earlier versions.”

These characteristics are what depict the Grimm fairy tales.

Sources for the Analysis and Interpretation of Folk and Fairy Tales

An extensive bibliography and links for the serious student of folk and fairy tale studies.

Essay On My Favourite Book Fairy Tales Free Essays

The Lion and the Unicorn

A journal which focuses on the broader world of international children's literature, but with frequent reference to and discussion of fairy tales. Published three times a year. The site includes listings of the articles in a number of recent issues, and libraries which subscribe to Project Muse at have access to the full-text of issues from 1995 to the present.

Essay On My Favourite Book Fairy Tales

Once again, the Dewey Decimal System will probably shelve most books about fairy tales in the call number 398, particularly 398 up to (but not including) 398.5. They are typically mixed in with actual storybooks of fairy and folk tales, so some browsing will probably be necessary. Useful Library of Congress subject headings might include: Fairy Tales'Classification, Fairy Tales'History and Criticism, and Symbolism in Fairy Tales, among others. Remember, it is always helpful to ask a librarian for guidance, and he or she will be happy to assist you.

Literature That Reflects a Fairy Tale Free Essays

Introduction to Fairy Tales from Sur La Lune Fairy Tales

Introduction to fairy tales studies with guides for teachers and students.