UK singer Pixie Lott reads this classic tale and discovers that sometimes slow and steady wins the race.
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‘The Golden Compass’ Turns 20 (Its Daemon Has Probably Settled)
September 26, 2015
There is a special place in the canon for the truly sophisticated children’s fantasy series — Tolkein, LeGuin, Lewis, L’Engle … and Pullman. This year, the first book in Philip Pullman’s famed His Dark Materials trilogy turns 20 years old.
Pullman tells … that stories are the way to teach morality.”I’m not the first person to observe this fact, that people remember stories better than they remember commands,” he says. “One of the greatest storytellers of all time, Jesus of Nazareth, told stories in order to make his moral teaching more memorable.”
For Wintry Weather, An Especially Cold And Snowy Tale
December 26, 2014
It’s my favorite of the Hans Christian Andersen fairy tales. It’s also the strangest, and the one he wrote the fastest — in a rare burst of inspiration.
It’s “The Snow Queen” — a tale that took just five days to create.
‘Pan’s Labyrinth’ Director Guillermo del Toro
May 18, 2007
Writer-director Guillermo del Toro grew up in Mexico; his film Pan’s Labyrinth, which won three Academy Awards this year, is out now on DVD. With his friends and fellow directors Alfonso Cuaron (Y tu Mama Tambien) and Alejandro Gonzales Inarritu (Amores Perros), he’s sometimes known as one of the Three Amigos.
‘Pan’s Labyrinth’ Is Realer than Reality Itself
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Following The Yellow Brick Road Back To The Origins Of ‘Oz’
April 15, 2013
“Baum wanted to create a new, modernized fairy tale,” Hearn says. “…
He wanted to eliminate the stereotypical ‘genie, dwarf and fairy,’ as he said, that you find in the Grimm brothers, Hans Christian Andersen, and other traditional fairy tales. He wanted one based on American materials.”
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