perianfrost said: What was your favourite fairy tale when you were a kid?
As a kid, I loved Robin Hood, but I think it was just because he had a bow and arrow.
Today, I love Cinderella, because everything is going against her but she never gives up hope. Maybe she is actually naive but I like to believe her outlook is correct.
Someone else wrote in asking what my favorite obscure fairy tale is. I have a few: “The Cat and the Mouse Set Up House” because it’s adorable, “Six Who Made Their Way in the World” because it is life-affirming, and “Thousandfurs” mostly because how awesome is the name Thousandfurs?
I should also say that Philip Pullman’s versions of the Grimm’s tales are spectacular. If you are in any way interested in reading the original fairy tales, but want them lifted from their poor translations and sloppy prose, read Pullman’s.