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Tale as Old as Time: The Art and Making of Beauty and the Beast

If you’re interested in fairy tales, you’ll likely want to read Tale as Old as Time, a non-fiction exploration of the creative process that transformed the familiar story of Beauty and the Beast to the Disney film that many of … Continue reading

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Beauty and the Beast:
Personal Perspectives (Part Four of Four)

Well, I had to move the final post in the Beauty and the Beast series to today, rather than Monday, due to traveling home from the ACFW conference (more about that in Friday’s post), but I hope you’ll still enjoy … Continue reading

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Beauty and the Beast:
Modern Renditions (Part Three of Four)

Almost as numerous as the traditional versions of Beauty and the Beast are modern renditions in novel, short story/novella, picture book, film, and play format. They each carry their own themes and emphases, some sticking rather close to the roots … Continue reading

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Beauty and the Beast:
Themes (Part Two of Four)

The many versions of Beauty and the Beast provide ample fodder for interpretation. Scholarly analyses of the tale abound and with them come many lenses through which the story is examined (feminist, Jungian, and so forth). I don’t intend to … Continue reading

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Beauty and the Beast:
Origins and Variants (Part One of Four)

I’ve always had a fondness for fairy tales. They have richness beyond what is apparent if one only looks at the Disney or popular culture versions…and often portray spiritual truth, amid all their quirks and oddities. So for the next … Continue reading

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Winged Horses and Wingabeasts
(A Guest Post by Janalyn Voigt)

I’ve tweaked my blog schedule this week to participate in a blog tour for Janalyn Voigt, whose epic fantasy novel DawnSinger released several months ago. She’s graciously offered to give away one copy of her novel (in your choice of … Continue reading

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Snow White and Rose Red: Modern Renditions (Part Three of Three)

In comparison with other fairy tales, few retellings of Snow White and Rose Red exist. Although storytellers have re-imagined Snow White and Rose Red in poems, novels, picture books, and films, there’s much in the original story left mostly unexplored, … Continue reading

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Snow White and Rose Red: Origins and Variants (Part One of Three)

In the past, I’ve done in-depth explorations of Beauty and the Beast and Rapunzel, and many of you expressed interest in similar series examining other fairy tales. So I’m pleased to highlight Snow White and Rose Red, a story that … Continue reading

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Smith of Wootton Major:
A Beauty that Haunts

“The realm of fairy-story is wide and deep and high and filled with many things: all manner of beasts and birds are found there; shoreless seas and stars uncounted; beauty that is an enchantment, and an ever-present peril; both joy … Continue reading

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The Laidly Worm and Other
Loathly Ladies of Lore

Most people have at least passing familiarity with Beauty and the Beast, a tale that has inspired many a speculative novel, but not with the similar stories that involve a cursed woman, such as The Laidly (or Laidley) Worm. This … Continue reading

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