Posts Tagged: hans christian andersen
Some people write about dystopian futures, or reimagined folktales, or ghosts, or science fiction. Sequoia Nagamatsu, author of the upcoming story collection Where We Go When All We Were Is Gone, does it all. The debut collection, out this month from Black Lawrence Press, weaves Japanese folklore and pop culture into fantastical plots and futuristic settings to create stories that illuminate the human heart in modern times....more
They remind us that the larger world is inherently complex, that the lessons imparted by stories of wicked creatures and good-hearted men and women rarely apply in our world.
A recent Slate Explainer details what children read before the advent of “children’s literature.”
The answer: “Epic poems, religious literature, romances, and Aesop.”
Looks like English kids had it better than most, with their stories about adventurous knights and talking foxes, at least until Hans Christian Andersen came along....more