The latest fairy tale movie from Disney has a dark twist, so it's right on trend.
There is nothing new about a shoe fetish. Fairy tales have long featured amazing, high-tech footwear: from seven-league boots to glass slippers to red shoes.
The row over Sleeping Beauty is just the latest in a long history of controversy surrounding fairy tales for children.
Children’s literature may be a modern genre, but there is a long history of writing for children with some surprisingly unchanging elements.
The Industrial Revolution choked English cities in smog, filled rivers with waste and spread disease in crowded cities. At the same time, fairy tales about humans destroying nature proliferated.