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Little Rooms of Imagination with Madeleine L’Engle and C.S. Lewis (Friday Feature)

I tell my students often enough to read the fore-matter in their textbooks. “That’s where the good stuff is,” I argue. “That’s where the author shares his or her vision for writing.” Now, I suspect that students rarely heed my … Continue reading

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Elves and Fairies and Yokai, Oh My!

Originally posted on the traveller's path:
“Go not to the Elves for counsel, for they will say both no and yes.”  – J.R.R. Tolkein Elves are fascinating creatures of legend, and their roots go deep into our history. And…

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“Sometimes Fairy Stories May Say Best What’s to be Said” by C.S. Lewis

This post is part of an ongoing series Called Writing Wednesdays.  Perhaps no one would be more surprised than C.S. Lewis himself at the success of his classic children’s stories, The Chronicles of Narnia. Hundreds of millions of copies of … Continue reading

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An Incredible List of Faerie Books (by J. Aleksandr Wootton)

It’s Myth and Legend Week here on A Pilgrim in Narnia (see “On Leprechauns” and “CSL and the Music of the Spheres“). J. Aleksandr Wootton is the author of the Fayborn series, a modern, urban threshold fantasy trilogy. I’ve read … Continue reading

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On Leprechauns

I don’t know about you, but I always put leprechauns in a special category. I knew there was a tinge of danger there–an ambivalence that makes them untrustworthy woodfolk. I am, unfortunately, more affected by Lucky Charms commercials in childhood … Continue reading

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‘On the Supposed Unsuitability of Fairytales for Children” Guest Post by J. Aleksandr Wootton

J. Aleksandr Wootton chairs the fictional Folklore Studies department at Lightfoot College, where his research focuses on post-war Faerie. He has authored Her Unwelcome Inheritance, an account of fairy refugees on earth, and has recently published a poetry collection titled Forgetting: Impressions … Continue reading

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‘On the Supposed Unsuitability of Fairytales for Children” Guest Post by J. Aleksandr Wootton

J. Aleksandr Wootton chairs the fictional Folklore Studies department at Lightfoot College, where his research focuses on post-war Faerie. He has authored Her Unwelcome Inheritance, an account of fairy refugees on earth, and has recently published a poetry collection titled Forgetting: Impressions … Continue reading

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