Fairy-Tale Files: Circle of Salt

Fairy-Tale Files, published once weekly, feature three variations of a fairy tale chosen by one of Fairy Tale Review’s editors (or, in this case, contributors!).   In the Grimm Brothers’ story “Maiden without Hands,” a miller inadvertently sells his only daughter...

Fairy-Tale Files: The Tallow Candle

Fairy-Tale Files, published once weekly, feature three variations of a fairy tale chosen by one of Fairy Tale Review’s editors.   Discovered in a suitcase 137 years after Hans Christian Andersen’s death, this story (“Tællelyset” in Danish) revolves around a...

Fairy-Tale Files: G’day for a Beast

Fairy-Tale Files, published once weekly, feature three variations of a fairy tale chosen by one of Fairy Tale Review’s editors. The Aborigines have an extensive catalog of mythical fauna, chief among them the bunyip. Indigenous to waterholes, billabongs and swamps,...