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Alphabet F – Fairy Tales!

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Once upon a time………………………and lived happily ever after!!

Haven’t we all grown up with our favourite fairy tale characters?  As tiny tots, we enjoyed being read out a fairy tale. Just like the angel in the story who turns a magic wand, we were transported into a world of fantasy! Be it the mystic charm of the old world, the huge castles, the wicked step mother, the magic potion, the handsome prince, all the tales had a magical element to it.

Fairy tales are a genre of literature. They generally take the essence and characteristics of the place where they originate. Children all across the globe have grown up listening to the innumerable fairy tales. Many of them have been enacted in school as drama, made into movies which have gone on to become block busters.

 

Long long ago, once upon a time,

Abracadabra, the doors opened,

far away in the mythical land,

to the kingdom of fairy tales!

 

A land of mysteries and magic,

gnomes and goblins,

fairies and witches,

beauty and the beast!

 

The alchemy of fantasy and illusion,

made a potent tale ,

which had the power to,

enchant, impress and fascinate.

 

In the classic figment of emotions,

the essence that ensued,

the victory of the good over the evil,

and all lived happily ever after!!

 

Which was your favourite fairy tale or a character from a story you loved?

 

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77 comments on “Alphabet F – Fairy Tales!

  1. Blue beard. I was scared of the part where his wife finds a closet full of dead bodies (the bodies of his ex wives)
    Three Little pigs, snow white, Rumpelstiltskin, and many more 😀😀

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    • radhikasreflection
      April 7, 2017

      Yes, they do manage to touch all the emotions , specially in children.

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      • yes 😀
        I loved fairy tales as a child. 🙂

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      • radhikasreflection
        April 7, 2017

        I like it even now 😉😉

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      • 😀 😀
        I still like reading tinkle, champak and gokulam. Though they are not fairy tales, there is something magical about those comic books 🙂 And, Indian mythological stories from Amar Chitra Katha 🙂

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      • radhikasreflection
        April 7, 2017

        Oh, I am so glad that there is someone like me. We grew up reading tons of AMAR chitra katha, tinkle ,chandamama, champak, and I still enjoy reading them. It just transports me back to my childhood 😇

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      • 🙂🙂🙂 me too. I had a sack full of them, my mum gave it to my nephew who stays in USA. He still reads them. He says he’s read it almost a 100times and yet he’s never got bored of it. 😀😀

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      • radhikasreflection
        April 7, 2017

        That’s wonderful. My son too had that habit. If he liked a book, he would read it n number of times. He even knew the words by heart of a few books🙂🙂

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      • 🙂🙂🙂 you are very lucky R. The kids these days, they only know to play fruit ninja and candy crush. Hard to find kids who love reading books. 🙂
        Except for one nephew, none of my cousins or their kids read books. I am the only child and my parents used to go to work, so during vacations, all I had was books for company and I loved it. 😀

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      • radhikasreflection
        April 7, 2017

        Books are lifelong companions. It’s wonderful those who love reading. Others really are missing out a great deal.

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  2. bhavki
    April 7, 2017

    I love fairy tales. I love stories where we have a problem, work on a solution and come to a good ending. There is so much to learn in a fairy tale..

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  3. Sangbad
    April 7, 2017

    There’s a lot…I still sometimes read the Bengali Fairy Tales along with those of the Anderson Brothers…

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  4. kittysverses
    April 7, 2017

    Tinkle, Tintin(Captain Haddock), Amar Chitra Katha, Gokulam, Enid Blyton’s, though not fairy tales, made my childhood a wonderful one. I go back to them whenever I have a problem, it relaxes the mind and bang! I came with a solution. Through your article, Radhika, you made us re-live our childhood. Thank you.

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  5. boundlessblessingsblog
    April 7, 2017

    So cute Radhika and loved this so beautiful poem and its cute fairy tale. I loved Cindrella and Snow white and the Seven Dwarfs. They were my favorites and yes all of us have grown up with these beautiful tales.

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  6. Faisal Farooque
    April 7, 2017

    #Excellent

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  7. Sudalai
    April 7, 2017

    Fairy tales are always fascinating Radhika . There was a time when we read them and then cherishing those memories and transferring the fascination to our children . Fantastic post and poem, loved it .☺👌

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  8. Snow white and seven dwarfs , it’s my daughter’s favourite too

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  9. daneelyunus
    April 7, 2017

    In childhood i am also readings comics including Chacha Chowdhary and Sabu, Nagraag, Super Commondo Dhurv and also reading Champak, Nandan etc.

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  10. Shweta Suresh
    April 7, 2017

    Beautiful. Loved this post. I love fairy tales too! 😀

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  11. jaishvats
    April 7, 2017

    Fairy tale characters are just black or white rt? Nothing in between. I like Beauty and the Beast… Guess that comes to mind due to the recently released Disney movie.have you watched it yet? I have not.

    jaishwrites – F for??? (flashfiction)

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  12. Alfaazon ki udaan
    April 7, 2017

    So bfully written Radhika…loved reading it😊

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  13. Prakash Hegade
    April 7, 2017

    Your poem generalizes pretty much every fairy tale! As a fairy tale, I guess Cinderella story was quite famous. It used to be enacted in school gatherings.. 🙂

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  14. Iain Kelly
    April 7, 2017

    All the fundamental stories we tell start off as old fairytales and myths that we adapt for our time. Excellent post.

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  15. kiranmag
    April 7, 2017

    Reading comics of Amar Chitra Katha. Alice in wonderland..Panchtantra ..Tenali Rama were prominent of my favourites …so nice of you Radhika Di to bring back those sweet memories

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  16. Djinnia
    April 7, 2017

    My favorite is the Grimm all fur or Allerleirauh . She’s a princess that saves herself from her dire circumstances and doesn’t wait to be rescued.

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    • radhikasreflection
      April 7, 2017

      Lovely! I haven’t read this one. But good to know that she doesn’t need the prince charming to come and save her😊

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  17. ANITA
    April 7, 2017

    Oh! I love fairy tales!
    All the stories enchant even now!

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  18. Tamara Narayan
    April 7, 2017

    Love those old book covers. I don’t know if I had a favorite fairie tale as a kid, but I loved anything scary. The scarier the better.

    F is for Fascist Takeover of the US

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  19. clicksclan
    April 7, 2017

    Beauty and the Beast has long been one of my favourites. But I found a new love for fairy tales after studying some of their origins during the Children’s Literature part of my degree. It seems that we just keep on updating fairy tales to suit the moral message we want them to carry for the new generation.

    Cait @ Click’s Clan

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    • radhikasreflection
      April 8, 2017

      That’s interesting. But as long as a relevant message is reaching out to the children suiting the changing times, I see no harm in it.

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  20. Used to read a lot of fairy tales.I was and still am a bookworm.Grimm’s tales, those of Hans Anderson along with Bengali fairy tales. An interesting subject to connect with the letter “F”….

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  21. Vanessence
    April 8, 2017

    Wonderful poem!

    Fairy tales are so much a part of all our cultures around the world. I think it is a thing that unites us, as we all seem to be able to relate to magical stories. 🙂

    My “theme” – A Thirty-Word Story, revealing one word of the story each day of the challenge.
    #AtoZChallenge The Letter G

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    • radhikasreflection
      April 8, 2017

      Thank you Vanessa. Fairy tales have a magical aura around them. Kids and even adults enjoy them!

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  22. Karthik
    April 8, 2017

    Asterix and Obelix, Tintin, and many more magical stories….taking us into Wonder and Ponder Land…Memories refreshed…reading your lovely blog post…

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  23. thewritewomanblog
    April 9, 2017

    Even now I enjoy reading a fairy tale, however, Rupunzle is one which I can see a zillion times over. My father used to bring audio cassettes of Little Red Riding Hood and Jack and the Bean Stalk. To this day I can hear the giant’s wife singing “Run Run Run, Run Fast Run, Quickly down the bean stalk.’ Now my children sing the same but unfortunately the joy of listening or reading and painting a picture in your mind’s eye has died down with movie adaptions of the same!

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    • radhikasreflection
      April 10, 2017

      Oh I too loved Rapunzel, and always wished to have hair as long as hers, which unfortunately I never did have
      😦 . Times are changing fast and so are the means of reading and assimilating. I guess today’s generation likes visuals more. So I guess it is more animation, movies and picture books for them.

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  24. Divya Deepak Rao
    April 10, 2017

    The joy derived from fairy tales is hard to replicate! I remember reading my snow White and the Dwarfs over & over again as a child!

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  25. Jeni G.J
    April 13, 2017

    Wonderful post mam as always. My most favourite fairy tale is elves and the shoemaker. I have done a sketch of it lately😊😊 and all the fairy tales are interesting to read. I read twinkle comic books too.

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