Fairy Tales: A Quick and Unique Guide to Successful Reading

You will enjoy clear explanations and creative videos while learning to enjoy fairy tales once again.
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Instructed by Josh Withrow Academics / Humanities
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  • Lectures 29
  • Length 1 hour
  • Skill Level All Levels
  • Languages English
  • Includes Lifetime access
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    Available on iOS and Android
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About This Course

Published 4/2016 English

Course Description

"I learned a lot in this course about looking deeper into fairy tales; looking for symbolic meanings. Josh Withrow presented in a way that kept me engaged and interested in learning. The quality of the lecture was great. I highly recommend this lecture to all beginning writers, as well as established writers looking to add a little fun into their stories." --Willow55

Enjoy a richer experience while reading some of the best stories ever written, and benefit from reading stories that have been around for hundreds and thousands of years! 

If you are a: 

  • Parent
  • Grandparent
  • Teacher
  • Librarian
  • Someone who really enjoys fairy tales
  • Someone who wants to know more about fairy tales

Then this class is for you! 

Sometimes I hear people say:

  • "Fairy tales are just for kids"
  • "Fairy tales are simple stories without a lot of meaning"
  • "Fairy tales are just sappy stories made famous by Disney"

Unfortunately, these people are woefully mistaken. 

Regardless of your current opinion about fairy tales, this class will give you a deeper appreciation for some of the world's most popular and endearing stories. 

In this class you will appreciate fairy tales more through:

  • Explanations for 8 Well-known Fairy Tales
  • Engaging Thematic Videos
  • Thematic & Personal Questions to Consider
  • Downloadable Story Text & Audio
  • A New Perspective on Fairy Tales & Storytelling
  • A Veteran Teacher’s Classroom Experience
  • A Teacher Willing to Engage with Students 

Allow my years of classroom teaching and experience to guide you!

You don't need a degree to enjoy the fairy tales -- but sometimes a little guidance goes a long way.


What are the requirements?

  • Access to fairy tales (in a book or on a website)

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Read fairy tales with more enjoyability
  • Understand the themes in fairy tales and how these themes connect with modern readers
  • Discuss fairy tales and their themes with more clarity

Who is the target audience?

  • People who read fairy tales as children
  • People who still read fairy tales
  • People who enjoy reading fairy tales to others
  • Not suitable for animals

What you get with this course?

Not for you? No problem.
30 day money back guarantee.

Forever yours.
Lifetime access.

Learn on the go.
Desktop, iOS and Android.

Get rewarded.
Certificate of completion.


Section 1: About This Class
Introduce Yourself
Section 2: The Basics of Fairy Tales
Why We Need Fairy Tales
What is a Fairy Tale
A Truly Brief History of Fairy Tales
Fairy Tale Critics and Modern Uses
The Unlikely Connection Between Fairy Tales and Communication
Section 3: The 8 Fairytales
Additional Resources
Learn What The Magic Mirror (Snow White) is All About
Watch the Thematic Video for The Magic Mirror (Snow White)
Learn What Little Red Riding Hood is All About
Watch the Thematic Video for Little Red Riding Hood
Learn What Beauty and the Beast is All About
Watch the Thematic Video for Beauty and the Beast
Learn What The Ugly Duckling is All About
Watch the Thematic Video for The Ugly Duckling
Learn What The Little Glass Slipper (Cinderella) is All About
Watch the Thematic Video for The Little Glass Slipper (Cinderella)
Course Bonus: Turn Your Knowledge into Skill
Learn What Jack and the Bean-stalk is All About
Watch the Thematic Video for Jack and the Bean-stalk
Watch the Thematic Video for One Eye, Two Eyes, Three Eyes
Learn What One Eye, Two Eyes, Three Eyes is All About
Learn What The Princess and the Pea is All About
Watch the Thematic Video for The Princess and the Pea
Section 4: The Wrap-up
A Review of What We Learned
Bonus Lecture: Turn Your Knowledge into Skill
Thank You

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Instructor Biography

Josh Withrow, Creator of The Wise Imagination

I want to help people creatively tell their stories by giving them the tools to engage other people with captivating ideas. My 14 years of classroom teaching and my master's degree in English Literature give me the experience to make my classes both creative and informative. People don't need a degree to enjoy learning -- but sometimes a little guidance goes a long way.

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