Most of us grew up exposed to fairy tales, at least to some degree. My childhood experience with these fanciful stories came less from Disney, and more from lovely volumes filled with a variety of fairy stories. Of course, I developed some decided preferences, and my favorite fairy tale of all time–Beauty and the Beast–hasn’t changed over the years. So I began to wonder about the favorite tales of others, and from my curiosity sprang this poll. Vote for your favorite tale and, if you wish, leave the reason it’s your favorite in the comments.
And speaking of fairy tales, I’ve done two in-depth fairy tale series, exploring origins, variants, modern interpretations, and so forth, one for Beauty and the Beast (Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4) and one for Rapunzel (Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4). Would any of you be interested in another series of fairy tale blog posts? If so, which tale would you like to see explored?