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If you are willing to go with the flow there is much to enjoy, with some welcome doses of humour balancing the slightly po-faced fairy-story.
Tolkien's presentation of the enchanting art of the fairy-story as 'Christening' the imagination in a certain way.
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 and sorrow as sharp as swords.
Wigan's fairy-story rise has restored belief that the sport isn't just about money.
Although Tolkien likened The Wind in the Willows to "The Monkey's Heart," as a Beast-fable and therefore not a fairy-story, he also contrasted it with the dream-structure of the Alice books, thus by implication counting it as a fairy-story in comparison to a dream-vision (OFS 75).