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Folklore, legends, myths, and fairy tales have followed childhood through the ages, for every healthy youngster has a wholesome and instinctive love for stories fantastic, marvelous, and manifestly unreal.

L. Frank Baum (1856-1919)
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Folklore, legends, myths, and fairy tales have followed childhood through the ages, for every healthy youngster has a wholesome and instinctive love for stories fantastic, marvelous, and manifestly unreal.
L. Frank Baum (1856-1919)
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Two experiments compared the effects of a fairy tale with those of a cartoon and a trivial story on children's immediate behavior. The 75 boys and girls in Experiment 1 were 9- to 11-year-olds living in an urban ghetto; the 60 boys and girls in Experiment 2 were primarily 6-year-olds from a suburban working class community. Experiment 2 was essentially a replication of Experiment 1, using a different fairy tale and some additional measures of the children's responses. As anticipated from Bettelheim's writing and informal observations, both studies indicated that those who had heard the fairy tale subsequently played in the most subdued and self-absorbed manner. The fairy tales seemed to have touched on these children's inner concerns and left them in a quietly pensive mood.

The Journal of Genetic Psychology
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Volume 143, 1983 - Issue 1
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Daemon wrote:
Folklore, legends, myths, and fairy tales have followed childhood through the ages, for every healthy youngster has a wholesome and instinctive love for stories fantastic, marvelous, and manifestly unreal.

L. Frank Baum (1856-1919)


Yeah. Every age needs its own fairy tales and myths - and the more you grow the more sophisticated you would need to get engaged...
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Context from:The Wonderful Wizard of Oz
by L. Frank Baum

Introduction.

Folklore, legends, myths and fairy tales have followed childhood through the ages, for every healthy youngster has a wholesome and instinctive love for stories fantastic, marvelous and manifestly unreal. The winged fairies of Grimm and Andersen have brought more happiness to childish hearts than all other human creations.

Yet the old time fairy tale, having served for generations, may now be classed as "historical" in the children's library; for the time has come for a series of newer "wonder tales" in which the stereotyped genie, dwarf and fairy are eliminated, together with all the horrible and blood-curdling incidents devised by their authors to point a fearsome moral to each tale. Modern education includes morality; therefore the modern child seeks only entertainment in its wonder tales and gladly dispenses with all disagreeable incident.

Having this thought in mind, the story of "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz" was written solely to please children of today. It aspires to being a modernized fairy tale, in which the wonderment and joy are retained and the heartaches and nightmares are left out.

L. Frank Baum
Chicago, April, 1900.


Read more:http://www.kancoll.org/books/baum/ozintro.htm


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