Follow Friday Jun 24

Friday, June 24, 2011

This is Follow Friday, hosted by Parajunkee's View

Today's Question is:

Q. In light of the Summer Solstice. Also known as Midsummer...let's talk about fairies. What is your favorite fairy tale or story that revolves around the fae?

Growing up, I loved my mother's beautiful illustrated cloth-bound fairy tale books, but I can't remember now whether I had a favorite then. I read a bunch of interesting ones in Andrew Lang's The Blue Fairy Book. I'm rather fond of East of the Sun and West of the Moon.

I am also very fond of Jim Henson's Storyteller, for interpretations of fairy tales on film. If you missed this delightful (but short) series, go now! It's on Netflix Instant Streaming! 

For a book based on Fairies: I will continue to push The King of Elfland's Daughter. Read This Book. Let the prose take you, and you will adore this classic of fantasy.


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Alison said...

I love Jim Henson - at least the Muppets. I'll definitely look for that on Netflix.
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Lindsay said...

@Alison: I think you'll like The Storyteller. Some of the blue-screening looks a little dated, but it's an incredibly charming take on an array of traditional tales, starring John Hurt and a puppet dog. My favorite episodes are Sapsorrow and The Solider and Death. Enjoy!

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