Fairy Tales

VIGEN GUROIAN Professor of Theology and Ethics, Loyola College, Baltimore, MD Author, Tending the Heart of Virtue: How Classic Stories Awaken a Child's Moral Imagination [Oxford University, 1998] SHELDON CASHDAN Professor Emeritus of Psychology, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA Author of the forthcoming The Witch Must Die: How Fairy Tales Shape Our Lives [Basic Books, June 1999] FAITH RINGGOLD Artist, Author and Illustrator The Invisible Princess [Random House, 1999] Everyone loves a good story, especially kids. Whether it's fable or fantasy, children and adults have enjoyed tales like "Pinocchio", "Rapunzel" and "The Ugly Duckling" for generations. Parents read these stories not only for fun, but to stimulate the imagination and hand down cultural ideals. Join Ray Suarez and guests to talk about fairy tales and the role they play in shaping children's view of the world.



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