Weren't those great!? It was fun to see Sara's book there, too -- but interestingly enough, there was no mention of Sara Beth Durst's Into the Wild or Out of the Wild -- if you love your fairy tales, you'll enjoy those -- a bit fractured, but glued together nicely.
What an in-depth article. Makes me want to finish my Rapunzel story. I still feel pretty pissy at the ay mothers are portrayed in faerie tales and children's literature in general. Oh, yes - we just hold them back.
I meant the way. Ws are important.
TadMack: I need to add those books to my reading list. Thanks!LSM: I think that the Anastasia Krupnick and Ramona Quimby books are nice antidotes to the "mothers holding you back" motifs. But in general, the main character needs to push away against someone, and parents are the safest-- because they're SUPPOSED to love you, no matter what.
I agree; also the Betsy-Tacy books, where the parents are quite determined to support Betsy and Jullia's passions - I think parents are much more apt to do that in real life.
Good point, TadMack. That is definitely an omission in that article. -- Jules, 7-Imp
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