This is part two of my interview with Andrew Pudewa! We’ll consider how children’s stories and fairy tales can teach virtue and truth.
Highlights from this episode:
- truths learned from fairy tales
- how truths are communicated through literature
- how stories teach virtue
- why wonder and imagination are important for children and adults
- how to navigate through a sometimes-scary library
Fairy Tale Resources Mentioned:
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- Fairy Tales and the Moral Imagination
- The Yellow Fairy Book – edited by Andrew Lang
- The Red Fairy Book – edited by Andrew Lang
- The Blue Fairy Book – edited by Andrew Lang
- The Green Fairy Book – edited by Andrew Lang
- The Lord of the Rings – J. R. R. Tolkien
- The Mysteries of Life in Children’s Literature – Mitchell Kalpakgian
- Tending the Heart of Virtue – Vigen Guroian
- Pinocchio – Carlo Collodi
- Orthodoxy – G. K. Chesterton
- “The Ethics of Elfland“
- Grimm’s Fairy Tales– Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm
- The Annotated Hans Christian Andersen – edited by Maria Tatar
- Timeline of Classics: Historical Context for the Good and Great Books – Gail Ledbetter
- Nurturing Competent Communicators
- The Four Language Arts
- However Imperfectly – Andrew Pudewa
- Response to Literature
Other Related Resources:
- TLC006 : How to Cultivate Moral Imagination with Andrew Pudewa – Part 1
- TLC 001a : Teaching Literature in the Classroom with Donna Seidman – Part 1 of 2
- TLC 002 : Teaching Literature in the Classroom with Donna Seidman – Part 2 of 2
That’s it for today! Thanks again to Andrew Pudewa for two fantastic episodes.
Sadly, I confess that I was not a fan of fairy tales UNTIL Andrew convinced me otherwise!
Just curious…what is your feeling about fairy tales? Do you read them in your home or in your classroom?
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