Book Giveaway: Win Philip Pullman's Fairy Tales from the Brothers Grimm

UPDATE: I have changed the date to keep the contest open through today so any last minute entries are good. I haven’t had a book giveaway here in some time but this book is special enough that I wanted to offer a chance for readers to get a copy. Penguin Classics is bringing out a Deluxe Edition of Philip Pullman’s Fairy Tales from the Brothers Grimm: FAIRY TALES FROM THE BROTHERS GRIMM is a retelling the beloved stories by Philip Pullman, the #1 New York Times bestselling author of...

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Fairy tales and Fantasies are as old as the world

N.D. Wilson in the introduction to Twilight Land by Howard Pyle: Fairy tales and fantasies are as old as the world. This is an easy thing to forget.  It is easy to see only the stories we tell today – fresh and shiny – and then assume that they came from nowhere, that they have no ancestors, and no narrative parents whatsoever.  But today’s fantasies are built on a rich imaginative heritage, a global heritage.  As long as there has been language, there have been stories...

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Fairy tales and Fantasies are as old as the world

N.D. Wilson in the introduction to Twilight Land by Howard Pyle: Fairy tales and fantasies are as old as the world. This is an easy thing to forget.  It is easy to see only the stories we tell today – fresh and shiny – and then assume that they came from nowhere, that they have no ancestors, and no narrative parents whatsoever.  But today’s fantasies are built on a rich imaginative heritage, a global heritage.  As long as there has been language, there have been stories...

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