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Fear of fairy tales

The glossy, sanitized new versions of fairy tales leave out what matters: the scary parts

By Joanna Weiss
September 21, 2008

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Probably because she'd expressed a firm interest in fairy wings and dresses made of tulle, my 3-year-old daughter got a plastic Rapunzel playset last year as a gift. It was a collection of bedroom furniture and three small dolls: a girl with a retractable braid, a smiling prince, and another girl, apparently a playmate. And it came with a small ... (Full article: 2036 words)

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