fairy story

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Synonyms for fairy story

a story about fairies

an interesting but highly implausible story

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In the 19th century, Wilhelm Grimm, of the famous Brothers Grimm, believed that many of the fairy stories they popularised were rooted in a shared cultural history dating back to the birth of the Indo-European language.
As each is revealed in a mini twist-in-the-tale ending, they are like fairy stories or parables containing a moral lesson that is illuminating, probably true, yet dangerously close to being trite.
The poll of 1,001 parents found that seven in 10 parents said that they tell fairy stories to their kids, believing that they develop reading skills as well as being fun, the Daily Express reported.
You can't read them fairy stories when all they want to do is ogle Justin Bieber in his underpants (when he eventually turns up).
In the paper we discuss children's literature, particularly fairy stories, to explain the children's engagement with the opera.
In 1956, when the complete Narnia series had appeared, Lewis reflected for the "Children's Book Section" of the New York Times Book Review on how "Sometimes Fairy Stories May Say Best What's To Be Said.
But then again, are these not the same delusional brain washed activists who have tried for years to cloud everyone's judgment with their fairy stories and constant attacks on other political parties in an attempt to cover up Labour's failings?
They're both daft fairy stories but the spies have it every time over the snobs.
Tolkien takes the climactic "joyous turn;' or "eucatastrophe," as he famously termed it, of the fairy story to a theological climax by claiming that it gains its strength through echoing, however faintly, the Gospel story, while the Gospel story in turn absorbs fairy stories by fulfilling the desires embodied in them in the real world.
class structure hierarchies and the unwritten, but nevertheless clearly understood, rules by which these operate; racism, discrimination and bullying and, not least, the importance of fairy stories in the human psyche.
A festival of sand sculptures began Saturday in Tottori Sand Dune in Tottori Prefecture, featuring works by artists from more than 10 countries based on the theme of fairy stories of the world.
The 13 Treasures was also illustrated by Harrison and is published by Simon and Schuster; it has been described as a dark and gothic fairy tale and been compared with The Spiderwick Chronicles and The Brothers Grimm classic fairy stories.
But one Welsh private tuition agency yesterday said children were more likely to be emotionally damaged if they were not exposed to the age-old benefits of traditional fairy stories.
The Enchanted Lake: Classic Irish Fairy Stories by Sinead de Valera is a fun and engaging anthology of age-old Irish folktales and fairy legends.
Her latest creation, 'Sweet Dreams', is a framed miniature magical skirt that is decorated with intricate artefacts inspired by fairy stories, her childhood memories, dreams and wishes.