Wednesday, February 4, 2009

I Love Fairy Tales

Have I said that I love fairy tales? When I was little, I would go to sleep listening to records with dramatized fairy tales on them. We had 25 different records each with 2 stories on them. For years, we kids could expect to receive a new one on birthdays and Christmas. As we grew older, I continued to listen to them especially when I was having a hard time getting to sleep. I recorded some on tapes and took them with me to college. I could always count on them to help me relax if only because they reminded me of simpler times in my life. Now my two daughters listen to them every night as they go to sleep.

This papercut is from the story of Rapunzel. I always wondered why she asked the prince to bring her skeins of silk to weave a ladder from. Wouldn't it have been a lot easier to just cut her braid and use that as a ladder to escape the tower just like everyone else? Perhaps Rapunzel had a little too much pride in her long tresses. Well, I guess she paid the price for her pride.


Harmony said...

Have you read Shannon Hale? I love her take/twists on fairy tales. My favorite so far is Princess Academy. I recently finished Rapunzel's Revenge, her first graphic novel, which didn't do as much for me, but was still fun.

Melissa said...

I have read Shannon Hale, Harmony. My favorite is Goose Girl. I really enjoy her books. I haven't read Rapunzel's Revenge because I have a hard time wanting to read graphic novels.