Classic Fairy Tales

A World of Real Fairy Tales

Are fairy tales an escape from reality, or a window into a more real world we cannot see? Sulamith Wulfing, a renowned fairy tale artist of the early 1900’s, is reported to have had visions into this deeper reality, and would be far from saying that fairy tales are a world of falsehood. Her artwork, an incomparable contribution to the world of whimsy and wonder, is an immersion in theological love, heavenly bodies, and pure… Read More »A World of Real Fairy Tales

The Twelve Brothers

Read The Six Swans ARTIST CREDIT Arthur Joseph Gaskin Vaclovas Ratas Walter Crane Harry G. Theaker Henry J Ford HansMyHedgehog on etsy Louis Rhead Ill Anne Anderson Cremonini Charles Folkard Andrea Dezsö’s Alice Duke Nadezhda Illarionova

Sabrina Fair

I’ve always been curious about this poem. I love the artwork and play/films it has inspired, but I confess that the classic-ness of the poem eludes me. Maybe it’s because it’s John Milton – I’ve never been able to really enjoy him. This poem is nice, and pleasant to read, but it doesn’t stir my heart and wrench my gut like most classic poetry. But I wanted to share it, just to see if, by… Read More »Sabrina Fair

The Six Swans

Read one of the other fairy tales like The Six Swans The Twelve Brothers The Seven Ravens The Seven Ravens (alternate version) The Wild Swans Text Source Artist Credit P J Lynch Eleanor Abbott Rudolf Koivu Warwick Goble Andrew Ryan

The Children of Lir

Source for Text The Children of Lir Artwork Anne-Marie Tully Andrew Ryan Source for Artists Below Sheila MacGill-Callahan Ed Org John D. Batten Paula Tabor PJ Lynch Matt Doyle John Duncan Emily E Weichbrod Shauna Blumingale John Quigley Deirdre O’Reilly Alexandra Soranescu Keshi-Shiro

The Seven Ravens

The Seven Ravens Source Text The Six Swans The Twelve Brothers The Seven Ravens The Children of Lir The Wild Swans Illustrators: Allison Reimold Oscar Herrfurth Adrian Ludwig Richter Mary Alayne Thomas Lisbeth Zwerger Jana Heidersdorf Teresa Jenellen Ryan LeMere Gustaf Tenggren Maria Pascual

The Seven Ravens

More stories like The The Seven Ravens The Six Swans The Twelve Brothers The Seven Ravens (alternate) The Children of Lir The Wild Swans The Seven Ravens Source Text Illustrators Allison Reimold Oscar Herrfurth Adrian Ludwig Richter Anne Anderson Mary Alayne Thomas Lisbeth Zwerger

The Seven Swans

So…there is NO fairy tale called The Seven Swans, although I’ve often referred to it by accident. Turns out, there are several different fairy tales that include the words ‘seven’ and ‘swans’, and are all much the same story: “The Seven Ravens,” “The Six Swans,” and “The Wild (or Eleven) Swans.” There’s also the story “The Children of Lir,” which has a plot similar to the others. And the more I dig, the more I find! The… Read More »The Seven Swans

The Wild Swans

The Six Swans The Twelve Brothers The Seven Ravens The Seven Ravens (alternate) The Children of Lir Contributing Artists:  Disclaimer – None of this art is mine. I reached out to as many people as I could to receive permission to feature their art here. If you see your art, and do not want it displayed, please let me know, I will be happy to take it down! Also, if I fail to credit anyone,… Read More »The Wild Swans

A Cinderella with a Sense of Humor: The Little Glass Slipper

This is Charles Perrault’s brilliant “Cinderella,” as translated by Andrew Lang in his famous Blue Fairy Book, matched mostly with the original, gorgeously delicate illustrations of Henry Justice Ford.I LOVE Cinderella! As probably my favorite fairy tale of all time, it’s fitting that this is the first I completed in this slideshow series. What other fairy tales would you like to see, and what versions of those tales? Do you know of any obscure fairy tales… Read More »A Cinderella with a Sense of Humor: The Little Glass Slipper