6 Ways Disney's The Little Mermaid Differs from the Original Tale

Disney’s The Little Mermaid is based on Hans Christian Andersen’s story of the same name. But how do the two differ?

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"'Here son!' she cried. 'Have a look at my treasure!' Illustration by Li Chu-T'ang, published in A Chinese Wonder Book by Norman Hinsdale Pittman (1919), E.P. Dutton & Co.

Tell Me Why: Exploring Pourquoi Tales

Pourquoi tales are stories that explain how or why something came to be as it is today. You can find pourquoi stories from around the world as they have been passed down from generation to generation. Originating from areas like Nigeria, Brazil, and Africa, these stories are timeless tales for any age.

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"Hannah does not recognize Jem." Illustration by H.J. Ford, published in The Violet Fairy Book by Andrew Lang (1906), Longmans, Green and Co.

Get to Know German Folklore: Lesser Known German Tales

The world of German folklore and fairy tales contains beloved fairy tales like The Piped Piper, or Rumpelstiltskin but what about Germany’s lesser-known stories? The folklore of Germany is vast. Plenty of treasures lie within the collections.

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Art by Mikalojus Konstantinos Ciurlionis (1909). "Fairy Tale Castle."

Publish Your Own Stories on Fairytalez

With our website, readers have been able to enjoy beloved fairy tales like Snow White, Sleeping Beauty, Thumbelina and many more; now it’s time to take our love of stories to new heights. Fairytalez is proud to announce a new self-publishing feature where anyone can share their original fairy tale and folk lore stories with the world!

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