Tell Me Why: Exploring Pourquoi Tales

Christmas Day has its own special traditions around the world, and we can say the same about fairy tales that feature Christmas. You can find stories about the season from a variety of authors, and you might even find a few you’ve never read before.

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Three bears at a table

The Power of Three: Why Fairy Tales Often Feature a Triple

The phrase “Once upon a time” is something you’ll often find in a fairy tale, however, there’s another common element that you may’ve noticed in these rich stories. The pattern of three is all over fairy tales and folklore originating from various regions, but have you ever wondered why?

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Two people and a cat are pictured in this illustration of one of the most famous fairy tale cats, Puss in Boots

Around the World with Cats: 8 International Folk tales Starring Felines

When we think about fairy tales, we often think of the animal characters that are often just as important as the human characters. One particular animal that appears in stories often is the cat. The feline has won its spot in the literary field because of its clever nature, and has appeared in stories from England, Iceland, Germany and many more.

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