Project Idea: Fairy Tales

There are fairy tales from cultural traditions all over the world, so the first decision you need to make is whether you want to zoom in on fairy tales from a particular culture or region (Japanese fairy tales, Brazilian fairy tales, Dutch fairy tales, etc. etc.), and whether you want to find a theme to explore, bringing together fairy tales from different cultures.

Research Tip: Just how you do your research depends on the approach you want to take. If you are zooming in on a particular culture, then use the Freebookapalooza to find the book(s) for that culture which contain fairy tales you can browse to find the ones you like best. If you are looking for a particular theme, try to find a good search term you can use, and then do a search at one of the websites that brings together fairy tales from across cultures: Andrew Lang, Baldwin Project, and Sur La Lune are good ones to try, and, for browsing, Dan Ashliman's FolkTexts site is fantastic for finding different themes across cultures.

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