Nov. 30th, 2009

radegund: (swans)
I just love these stories so much, you're getting more of them.

More from the Oyster )

What I find interesting about these is that we don't actually read fairy tales to the Oyster that often. I'm not sure where he's picked up the detail in these ones. Of course, some crucial details have escaped him in the case of Jack and the Beanstalk (he added the ropes at the end of the story, because he was worried about what would happen when the giant woke up - he doesn't really do death). But he clearly has some understanding of fairy tale structure and narrative conventions.

I'm thinking CBeebies has a lot to do with it, actually, which is kind of fascinating from the point of view of cultural transmission.

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