My Favourite Fairy Tales

I've always loved fairytales and mythology, which makes it hard to narrow the list of my favourite stories. But my commitment to list-making helped me to pick my top choices:
  • Baba Yaga When I was at primary school this story was so popular that everyone would hide the only copy of the book so they could read it at story time
  • The Little Mermaid Living under the sea sounded like a lot of fun when I was 5, now not so much
  • Rumpelstiltskin Maybe because I could identify with his temper tantrums...
  • Rapunzel I always wanted super-long hair (but wasn't sold on the idea of letting people climb it)
  • The Princess & the Pea Because it was quite likely that I was actually a princess without realising it, and one simple test could reveal it!
  • Sleeping Beauty I'm not really sure why this story appealed so much. I suspect it may have been something to do with the longest sleep-in ever.
What were your favourite fairy tales when you were growing up? What about now?

Posted by Bridey


Erin W said...

Growing up, the Little Mermaid. Now, Peter Pan.

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Anonymous said...

EDIT - Mine were (and still are):
The Traveling Companion
The Twelve Dancing Princesses
Little Red Riding Hood
Dinotopia (I know it's not really a fairy tale, but I always think of it as one. The mystery of a secret island where dinosaurs and humans live side by side. It seems fairy-tale "ish" to me.)

Nicole Ioma said...

I remember I used to swim around the swimming pool pretending I was a mermaid! It's still my favorite Disney movie... but you're right, I don't really like the idea of living in the ocean anymore.

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