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The wonders found in fairy tales and myths have enriched childhoods for centuries. In between "Once upon a time" and "happily ever after" we embark on adventures that seem an eternity away from our everyday lives, and yet through these adventures we are brought back to the innocence and beauty of the truth. In The Mysteries of Children's Literature, journey through a treasury of well-known fables and folk tales, as well as others not so well known, and discover the wisdom hiding within them. In an age that rejects the moral absolutes and repudiates the whole idea of intrinsic evils, children's literature restores the meaning of good and evil, beautiful and ugly, and normal and abnormal.
"Fairy tales clear the way for sanctity. They are the child's first morality play, clear-cut, no-nonsense black and white, good and evil, life and death - with a bit of fun thrown in to alleviate the pain." -Ethel Pochocki
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Dr. Mitchell Kalpakgian (Ph.D., University of Iowa) has taught English literature for fifty years at several colleges. Professor Emeritus of Humanities at Wyoming Catholic College, he has recently been an adjunct professor of literature at The College of Saint Mary Magdalen and at Thomas More College in New Hampshire and currently teaches at Mount Royal Academy. He is the author of six books: The Marvelous in Fielding's Novels, The Mysteries of Life in Children's Literature, An Armenian Family Reunion, The Lost Arts of Modern Civilization, Modern Manners: The Virtue of Civility and the Poetry of Conduct, and, most recently, The Virtues We Need Again. He writes for Saint Austin Review , is a contributing editor of New Oxford Review, and reviews books for The Wanderer. Also he does online articles for www.setonmagazine.com, www.truthand charityforum.org, and www. crisismagazine.com.
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