Public Domain Fairy Tales

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The Goblins at the Bath House

October 25th, 2011

In celebration of the talents of the late Vincent Price who passed away on October 25, 1993, here is a reading he did of The Goblins at the Bath House. This is a public domain fairy tale from Estonia retold by author Ruth Manning-Sanders who is known for her collection of fairy tale books for children.

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Part 2 of 2

Fairy Tale Story Activities for Kids

February 20th, 2011

Disney's Family Fun site provides free printables for your next family activity. A favorite for toddlers and early readers is their Fill-Them-in-Tales. Visit their Fill-Them-In Fairy Tale and help your child to create their very own fairy tale. In addition to filling in the text, encourage your young writer to complete a beginning, middle and end of story illustration Read More...

Can I Write a Fairy Tale?

February 19th, 2011

Sometimes a creative writer's dilemma is not in if they are skilled enough to write a fairy tale, it is if they should. In a desire to retell tales of old in a new way, writers are confronted with topics of fair use, copyright and the public domain. "Fractured" fairy tales are a hot item in children's books Read More...